By Dan Arel
The Richard Dawkins Foundation posted an email from their inbox today on Facebook. The email read:
I have a 1 1/2 year old little girl, and me and my wife are atheists. But the local school is amazing yet a church school and requires us to attend church to get our daughter in when it comes time to apply.
My wife says that getting a good education takes priority over our principles. But I don’t agree. She wants to start taking our daughter to church and I know it’s going to drive us apart. But I’ve run out of ways to reason it; and I’m not willing to change my principles and start going to the place that wasted my childhood and fed my head with nonsense. Any ideas would be very much appreciated.
My first thought is that his wife is correct in one sense, that getting a good education sometimes does trump principle. An example being that I am against Charter Schools, but would I be right to send my son to an underfunded public school if he can go to a well funded Charter and get a better education? Should my ideological beliefs hurt my child’s future?
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