Do Not Hinder Them

Children Are Intuitive Theists

If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. (Matthew 18:6)

The immortal words of Jesus Christ attest to his great love and care for children. He warned us about the grave dangers of indoctrinating young minds to the ways of the world. Yet, our educational ­institutions, from kindergarten all the way through university, place maximum emphasis on teaching children that all of the grandeur of the natural world can be explained by known natural laws, and they actively discourage children from entertaining thought processes that appeal to the...

 

holds a Ph.D in biochemistry and a BSc in physics & astronomy. His latest book, Chronicling the Golden Age of Astronomy (Springer, 2018), explores four centuries of visual astronomy.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #55, Winter 2020 Copyright © 2021 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo55/do-not-hinder-them

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