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mordacious1's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by mordacious1

"...is any evidence that bringing children up to believe in spells and wizards has a pernicious effect."

This has been discussed in depth on the other thread but:

1. It all depends on the motives of the parents.

2. Most born-agains in the U.S. do not allow their children to read about magic and wizards because they are "of the devil", no competing myths allowed.

3. I think that once children learn that Santa and wizards are not real, they question other myths, like god.

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 12:14:00 UTC | #258795