4th April 2013

“Children are naïve – they trust everyone. School is bad enough, but, if you put a child anywhere in the vicinity of a church, you're asking for trouble.”

Frank Zappa1940 – 1993

7 Responses to “4th April 2013”

  1. R J Says:

    good old frank.

    minds like his will always be missed.

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    I tell my children to maintain distance from clergy. They have no need to ever speak to them and reason to fear them. Distance is safety.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Here is the first thing President Obama is doing that I really like:
    Obama Goes Public With Brain-Mapping Plan

  4. Jeff Says:

    I think it is best to point out something that Mahatma Gandhi said which argues against the generalized agreement with Mr. Z in this forum (and I, too, tend to agree with him):

    “You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.”

    How can one teach a child to reach out with their hand if you first teach them to fear? In the long run, our freedom depends upon our ability to reach out to those who most oppose us.

  5. Dan Says:

    I know some adults who seem more naive than my 3-year-old daughter.

  6. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Yea I’m certainly not looking for my daughters to shake hands with the clergy, but then again I don’t want them shaking hands with rapists, murderes, rabid animals, et cetera.

    Presupposing that reaching out to these types is necessary for freedom is silly.

    For instance, rule 1 when meeting a new dog. Keep a clennched fist to avoid having the fingers biten. Not so much fear but common sense.

  7. Jeff Says:


    If you EVER want to get these folks to stop trying to infringe on your freedom of religion, you’re going to have to deal with them – basic politics 101. And as long as they live in this society, your daughters are going to have to deal with them, too. If that’s naive, then both Gandhi and King were naive, and I’ll accept that for company.