Do Children have a right to an open mind?: The Faith Schools Menace
Dawkins made a compelling case against indoctrination of children in a particular faith in the school system. (screened Morefour Wednesday 9.00pm)
He argued in favour in favour of giving children a knowledge of religion as an alternative.
He sees segregated education of children as a divisive and dangerous thing.
The most interesting section of the report found Dawkins investigating how young children responded to questions about how they viewed the world. At our most impressionable, with the world a large and uncertain place, we look to give things purpose. Abstract uncertainty is too troubling for young minds. So religions, which appear to provide certain answers to uncertain questions, can embed themselves deeply in minds that are in the process of being made up.
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