11th October 2017

“Parents have no god-given license to enculturate their children in whatever ways they personally choose: no right to limit the horizons of their children's knowledge, to bring them up in an atmosphere of dogma and superstition, or to insist they follow the straight and narrow paths of their own faith.”

Nicholas Humphrey

3 Responses to “11th October 2017”

  1. Will Says:

    If there is no god, you then, logically, there is no god-given right. However, parents have always socialized/socialized/imbued/raised/programmed their children with the prevailing cultural values of many generations. These parents would argue that they absolutely have a god-given right.

  2. Will Says:

    Oops. . . Sorry about the irrelevant “you” in there! ????

  3. Black Knight No. 3 Says:

    When it comes to raising children (I’ve raised four) I prefer to think of obligations rather than rights. In other words I consider myself obliged to raise my children in a way that prepares them for the world, equips them with the best tools and gives them the best chances I can possibly can.