I can’t help but wonder whats more foolish? Rejecting a religion after its holy book, Or rejecting all other religions after reading just one holy book?
The reason I ask this rhetorical question, because we are guilty of this mindset at one point or another. Atheist, Christian, Catholic, Muslim, Jew, Mormon and even Buddhist. We so easily reject all other faiths, after knowing little to none about the functionality of other religions. What I have noticed growing up in both the South and North, is that those who grow up knowing about diverse cultures and diverse religions avoid the dogmatic behavior of most radicals sects of most religions.
“Teach a child one religion, and you indoctrinate them. Teach them many, and you inoculate them.”— Unknown
“Give a man religious book he will become a follower for life. Give him two, he will be done in an hour.” –University of Calgary Freethinkers by way of Cubik’s Rube
Even though I am atheist, and my wife is a christian, I should not indoctrinate my kids one way or another, but give them the knowledge of all religions. And there are alot. That knowledge of religion should not be restricted but embraced. That we should not be afraid to learn about religion, but afraid that we only learn about one. And in gaining knowledge, truth can be discovered. And this is why I have no fear if my children decide to be religous or not.