Thursday, 29 December 2011

A new start for 2012

Give me a child till he is seven and I'll show you the man. Other than sounding ludicrously paedophilic this statement tells us all we need to know about religion; it is fostered by parental indoctrination and not by a quest for enlightenment. I had an idea over Christmas, whilst listening to 'Little Drummer Boy'. Why not, from 2012, instead of teaching our children to be 'Christian', 'Muslim', 'Hindu' etc teach them to be 'loving', 'accepting' and 'humanistic'. Instead of parents channeling their efforts into ensuring their children 'support the right holy team' why not just try to teach children to embrace life in every form, to care for the environment, to look after old people, to give to the poor. Would the world be a worse place if we did this? - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone