I myself am a parent, but after reading the thread on that disturbing children's book, I am not sure of a lot of things. Parents decide what thier children do, but who are we to tell them what to do? What if our neighbours are better parents? Do we know what we are 'programming' them to do? A few of you athiests would argue that a healthy jog around the block would be better than going to church on sundays, but what do we know?
If the wise men are right, and the wise assume humility, what is a parent that thinks they know best?
This means there is 'lawlessness' that needs curbing. How would we do it? How would we enforce it? What do we set as law? There needs to be a law, and letting your kids drop out of maths, or, giving your kids condoms could be bad for them, and therefore illegal! Some parents in the ghettos even send thier kids out to steal!
The only way I can find common ground is in the society we live in. What we think is good must be programmed upon us, so as to curb this lack of common ground.
Am I overreacting?