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  • Francis Cabarle
    ... Regards, ./francis [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 2, 2009
      > Secular kids' camp in Collin County aims to provide questions, not answersby Avi Selk - The Dallas Morning News Thanks
      > to *LWS* for the link.
      > http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-atheistcamp_31met.ART.State.Edition2.4ba9712.html
      > "Mommy," 5-year-old Joseph recently asked Amie Parsons, "if Jesus was a
      > carpenter and was real, and God isn't real, does that mean Jesus built the
      > schools and buildings?"
      > Parsons, who describes herself as nonreligious, was delighted by her son's
      > slightly confused question.
      > "We tell him to ask lots of questions," she said. "We're not real big into
      > telling him what to think or what to believe."
      > On Sunday, Parsons watched Joseph play with nearly 40 other kids on an
      > 18-acre farm in Princeton that she had helped convert into Camp Quest Texas,
      > the state's first camp for the children of atheists, agnostics and other
      > "free thinkers."
      > The eight-hour program began with Parsons reading the children the Apache
      > story of fire. She asked the kids to devise their own creation myths.
      > Joseph, for his part, seemed more interested in playing with farm animals
      > and hurling water balloons at his counselor than in discussing belief
      > systems � and Parsons said that was exactly what she hoped for when she
      > organized the camp.
      > "Our job isn't to tell children what to think," she said. "It's about
      > opening up their minds and learning how to ask good questions."
      > ...<more at source>



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