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Childhood experiences can definitely result in lifelong religious identity

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Submitted by Larry (United States), May 3, 2008 at 15:42

My four year old has learned so much and is so involved in his Jewish identity through his nursery school experience that I'm struggling with whether or not to send him to public secular school. Deep seated beliefs develop at a young age.

Obama is intelligent and therefore learned a lot as a child. Intelligent Muslim's can memorize much of the Koran as a child. I don't think Obama had such intense training but I don't see how people could actually think he wasn't profoundly influenced by what he learned as a child. You know that book "All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten"?

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