Attention Homeschool Parents:
Ever frustrated by uninformed homeschool critics who lob sound-byte grenades?
Ever wish you had the key to untangle their twisted rhetoric?
You’ll find this a superb handbook for engaging the angry cultural cheerleaders in a way that might actually force them to think.
My wife recently brought to my attention a statement she read online by an opponent of “religion” (who was obviously directing their criticism toward Christians). Because it’s a criticism frequently leveled, I thought it deserved some response.
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…
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