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Kids may be sponges but they're not stupid

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Submitted by cedbarrows (United States), Nov 27, 2002 at 02:41

I hate to be one of those people who quotes dead guys, but I think Aristotle said that the surest sign of intelligence is to be able to entertain a thought, examine it thoroughly, without accepting it as the truth.

I know firsthand that children do not walk the same road as the ones who educate them. My parents are not religious, and after studying religion in Bible school, and studying science in school, I selected science. However, my sister was baptized and confirmed Catholic.

I pretended to be an astronaut when I was a kid, and yet I am not an astronaut. I pretended to be a cop when I was young, but I am not a police officer. I could continue this list for pages, but I think you get my point.

Sure, kids are sponges, that's the only way they can learn what it is to be an adult, by observation. They aren't stupid, either, and no matter what your faith, there are certain moral virtues common to all, and if their circumstances don't sour them to the world, there should be no reason to fear anyone's life choices, be it Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddism, anything.
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