10th May 2009

“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

7 Responses to “10th May 2009”

  1. Prime Directant Says:

    You are right Mr Humphrey, instead they should be forced to learn your ideologies, as you seem to know better than all parents.

    They made it, they can do what they want

  2. Nefari Says:

    That seems to be an assertion, not a conclusion to agreed-upon or self-evident assumptions.

    Nicholas needs to do better, especially when those sympathetic to him can’t swallow his pill.

  3. John Says:

    The younger they get them; the longer they got’em. It’s all in what their preacher tells them…

  4. Prime Directant Says:

    Even if their preacher does not them that (and i completely agree with you John, regarding the encouragement of young families) I honestly do not see what this speaker is suggesting we do otherwise, and I do not know if I like his alternatives.

  5. John Says:

    Well, the preacher has a vested interest in hooking them young. The freedom we all have to choose (more lately than before) is not something their preacher wishes for his foolish sheep (flock).

  6. Oxymoronic Christhinker Says:

    Self-righteousness certainty is not limited to us theists – though I must admit that it often finds more willing pupils among us.

  7. Prime Directant Says:

    My point exactly, this humphrey fellow seems to be a priest without a creed