boboff wrote:Woah, just one minute Ya big Jessie.
I said insisting that children not be home educated, IF they are being taught christian values, and beliefs, and that believing that you had some moral and intellectual superiority over others sufficient to descibe this practice as ABUSE, was a belief similar to those doctrines and practices of the Nasi's. i.e. they had a belief, and if other chose different FOR WHAT EVER REASON, they were wrong, which is what you were saying.
No, that is very definitely not
what I am saying. Please re-read my comments in this thread a little more carefully. What I am saying is that, in subjects dealing with empirical matters (such as science), there must be some minimal standards of factual accuracy required.
Teach your kids whatever moral values you like. Heck, if you want to teach them the literal truth of the Resurrection as part of their religious education
, knock yourself out. But if you claim to be teaching them science
, then you don't get to teach them that the existence of the Loch Ness Monster disproves evolution, or that the Earth is only 6000 years old, or that the value of pi is exactly 3.
Some subjects deal with facts
, and you don't get to make up your own.