Re: Ch. 3 - Lost Connections: Anticlericalism, Abolitionism.
The majority of children who attend Catholic schools have Catholic parents.
As a Catholic school kid of 12 years...I can say that sending kids to Catholic school is the best way to drive them away from the religion...so long as us "humanists" try to reach out to them and show them a different way to think about what they are being taught.
I am not sure who did it for me, perhaps my personal thought, perhaps some teachers in HS, but around the end of grammar school and the beginning of HS, I started getting sick of the hypocrisy from the teachers and priests. By the end of HS, I was done with jesus.
I dont know if separate schools are the answer. It will just create more division. We, as humanists, should reach out and try to talk to people, educate them and show them a different way of thinking. Not preaching, or proselytizing, but talking and reasoning. Let them think on their own.
This works well when talking to someone who is young enough to accept new things, but old enough to be able to break away from the parents.
I was doing this with a Jehova's Witness I knew. I honestly saw that he was searching hard for a way to reject the crap he told me they feed him. So I tried listening and talking and I just hope it helped him out. I do not see him anymore since he left the employer we worked for together.
The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.Edited by: misterpessimistic at: 7/12/05 4:23 pm
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