That's one messed-up set of parents, and the sad thing is they're bound and determined to make their children as confused as they themselves are.
Child abuse, as Dawkins would say in other contexts.What I think is weird is that there's no similar emphasis on race. All races are expected to be "proud" of that race.When is the last time you heard an African American, Jew, Asian, Caucasian, etc. say "I refuse to have loyalties foisted on me by the mere fact of this accident of my birth. I will not be bullied into identifying with a particular group of people, merely because my parents forced me to be a part of them. I will evaluate the differing cultures impartially and identify with the one I consider the best". Just doesn't happen, which never made sense to me, if we're trying to move beyond race.
Interesting point, TT.One might even question why we should stop with race; after all many species exhibit traits that some observers might find admirable and worthy of emulation, even to the point of self-identification.In Him,CD
Goodness gracious! The end is indeed nigh!And if, as these wackos insist, it's so important to let children "find out who they are" with no boundaries, what was wrong about, say, Jeffrey Dahmer?