The wee ones are primed to believe almost anything we tell them…
… no matter how bogus, ridiculous, vile, or dangerous.
And it’s not because they are stupid and gullible. It’s because children are hard-wired to trust us that much.
And many of them, perhaps most of them, as most of us, will continue to believe the bogus, ridiculous, vile, and dangerous into adulthood… despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
And so, it is the task of those of us who know better to teach our offspring that they have more than the permission… more than the right… that they have the responsibility to question EVERYONE and EVERYTHING.
Imagine the world in a single generation if we all taught our children that ignorance is a sin… that they should never accept what anybody… us included… tells them without putting it to the test of love and logic for themselves.