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De-indoctrination? How do you distinguish between de-indoctrination and indoctrination with a different doctrine? My point is that I would guess that if it could be shown that children reared on his material grow up into adults who do not believe in God, Professor Dawkins would see this as success. Which makes it seem that he does have an agenda, and that is to indoctrinate. I would like to think that it is merely (and admirably) to encourage and promote critical thinking. But if that is the case, it is irrelevant what the outcome of belief is. In this case, the only thing that matters is the research/thinking process that led the individual to adhering to his/her set of beliefs.

Incidentally, I have no interest in my children following anything blindly. I want to encourage and nurture their curiosity.

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 06:24:00 UTC | #450147