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A Homeschool Mom on Forcing Religion on Your Children

1079348_88943110As someone who was accused of “brainwashing” my children before I even started homeschooling, I find this article encouraging:

When faced with the accusation that you “force your religion on your children”, the first thing to do is ask the critic to clearly explain what he means by “forcing or imposing a belief or religion” on others.

FORCING A BELIEF  – Could I “force” you to adopt the belief that a triangle has four sides by holding a gun to your head? You might verbally state that a triangle has four sides in order to save your own hide, but would you actually believe it? The fact is, one could not even force himself to adopt such a belief. I could not “force” myself to believe that 2+2=7 no matter how much I tried. Clearly, Christian parents cannot “force” their children to believe anything.

Read the rest:  http://thehomeschoolmomblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/forcing-religion-on-your-children/

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