Hixie's Natural Log

2002-12-24 22:22 UTC Stories by Matthew and Luke acted out by family members

Earlier today I saw a nativity play featuring, amongst others, my very young nephews — it was adorable! It was quite a fun story: a star falls from the sky, and they visit the police, an astronomer, a parent, father christmas, and finally an angel to try to put it back so that they can save Christmas and make sure they get their presents. The mix of modern commercialism, scientific procedure, and religious myth all in one play was rather striking... and a strange reflection of modern society, in my opinion.

On the other hand, I still don't understand how people can have faith in myths; to me that is ridiculous, and exposing children to such things at a very young age, and putting it forward as fact instead of explaining the difference between myths and theories with supporting evidence, seems highly irresponsible to me. What would you think of a school that taught young children that the Earth was flat?