On the recomendation of Tmesis I have decided to start my own thread on the thorny issue of religious teaching and education. It has been suggested that teaching children about religion at a young age is abusive. If nothing else it eliminates much of the choice a child might have in deciding about religion.
In my opinion this is no more abusive than teaching children about nationalism. In fact nationalism has largely taken the place of religion in terms of identity. Why wasn't this trend condemned as abuse?