Children and the Koran
The End of Empathy
A lack of empathy, whether it be an instilled pathology or a manifestation of loyalty to one’s tribe which successive governments and our courts have encouraged by favoring religious distinctiveness over shared secular values, means we can no longer count that love of country or respect for Western civilization and what it stands for will see us through.
The threat that an absence of empathy and tribalism poses can be significantly reduced if we diminish the hate-that-binds; if we stop a god’s pathological loathing for those who believe he is a figment of a man’s imagination from corrupting innocence by making the Koran for adults only.
By having you read what children who should be enjoying Babar the Elephant or Cinderella are reading, I hope to convince you to try to do just that—for their sake, and ours.
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