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One of my favorite books from around the age of four or five worked on the theme: god put the animals where they fit best. I just liked the animals. It didn't occur to me until recently it was creationist propaganda. My own daughter has a picture book about jesus walking on water. (thanks, grandma) She pointed out to me people can't really walk on water.

Rather than trying to postpone exposure by shielding her from these dangerous memes I think inoculation is the way to go. If she is exposed to mythologies as mythologies rather than exalted religions, she will be less susceptible to recruitment and indoctrination. Specific inoculation against the big three plus the more common cults and reincarnation may or may not be effective but in combination with healthy skepticism and critical thinking I hope she will be able to recognize (and appreciate) fiction for what it is.

Mon, 02 Nov 2009 00:05:00 UTC | #410509