Sunday, August 30, 10:45 AM
Program: “Let’s Teach Religion”
(A Recorded Program)
Daniel Clement Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.
Sherry will lead this program, a policy proposal that religion should be taught in all schools, that all children’s education should include facts, history, and creeds of all religions of the world. This, he says, would be in keeping with our belief in informed consent, informing all children about their choices in religious matters. He would include the history, creeds, music, symbols, and requirements of all religions. He bases this talk on his book, Breaking the Spell, and he reminds us that informed consent is the bedrock of democracy.
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Now I’ll tell you a real story that happened in our Sunday school. The Kindergarten class was discussing “prayer”, and the children seemed aware that the way you end a prayer was with “amen.” Does anyone know what “amen” means, the teacher asked? There was a long silence. Then one little boy piped up, with appropriate, computer-age gestures, and said, “Well, I think it means, like, “send”
(from the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, New Mexico)