Ignorant Education

The Daily Titan recently ran an editorial about homeschooling that starts by discussing “homeschooling advocates, headed mainly by Christian zealots” and ends with the statement, “Teaching ignorance is child abuse and it’s about time the state stops the practice.”

Given that nobody thinks they are teaching their child ignorance, I can only conclude that the Titan believes that  it is outsiders who get to judge when ignorance is being taught to a child. Many atheists believe that all religion is the result of ignorance, so it seems that this paper is saying that teaching religion to children should be considered to be child abuse by some atheists.

I don’t think that’s a very supportable position. However, I did write to the paper to ask them to clarify. If I get a reply, I’ll share it with you.

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 6:51 pm by ideclare · Permalink
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