When I wrote about Glenn Beck's astoundingly offensive comments on the Norwegian summer camp shootings back in August, I mused over how we can teach politics to our children without indoctrinating them in ideology.
But politics isn't the only form of indoctrination.
How, for example, is an atheist like me supposed to teach their kids about religion? As someone who has always wished that more families of faith would give their kids a broader understanding (and choice) of both religious and non-religious worldviews, I have to hold myself to the same standard. Just because I believe there is no God and that we'd be better off accepting that fact, does not mean I have the right to impose such a belief on my kids.
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