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  •  Yes, but the old haters (8+ / 0-)

    are often teaching their children what THEY want them to be taught, passing that hatred and ignorance on to yet another generation.

    "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

    by Brooke In Seattle on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 08:33:19 AM PDT

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    •  That's true, but as we see from the polling of (2+ / 0-)
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      young people, only some it is sticking. Just have to wait for the old bigots to die off, and socialize the kids who are not completely propagandized by the Jesus Camp white supremacist mentality.

      "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by Kombema on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 09:33:02 AM PDT

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    •  Yes that is the frightening aspect of it, Brooke (2+ / 0-)
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      I so agree. My son thinks one of the answers is that the kids leave home shortly after high school for the military or college or a job out of state.. they can see people and ideas different from them.

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      by wishingwell on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 10:12:00 AM PDT

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    •  Of course the haters try to teach their progeny to (0+ / 0-)

      hate, just as the tolerant try to teach their kids to be tolerant.  

      I grew up in a union, democratic household, and while we rarely invited other kids to our church (only if their families were members too) I would get invited by other kids and their parents to fundy-style religious services and bible studies all of the time.  It would irritate my mom to no end!

      So yes, the conservative whacks will try to hold onto their own, and even recruit others, but as the last election shows, the younger generations are way more tolerant and open minded than their parents and grandparents.  I think this is what is behind the fundy homeschooling trend and attempts to take over local school boards.  

      On an individual level, we can make sure that we make time for the kids, teens, and young adults in our lives, to give those drowning in the hate of a wacko family that there is another point of view.  That is something we can all do.

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