Monday, December 29, 2008

A Really Interesting Proposal by Dan Dennett

Remember when I said tolerance is fatal to fundamentalist religion? Maybe we should teach religion in schools - as religion - the facts of religion. It will expose kids to all the other faiths besides their own and show them the difference between an assertion and an argument. Tolerance and discussion are deadly to fundamentalism. This is also timely because of the Rick Warren connection, as you'll see at the end. This was recorded two years before Warren would give his inaugural address. Others have suggested this same approach, for example the philosoher Colin McGinn.

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