Hope is hard to give up, probably because it's renewable.
george,Very nice quote.The same can be said for
Of course, belief and especially religious belief is passed down through
generations. This is how indoctrination occurs in children when they are
influenced and coerced so much by parents and others that they are barely given
the choice or chance to make up their own mind.
Joggle, where much of the world is already brainwashing children through
television, magazines, and internet ads, I feel happy knowing my influence in
the home as a loving parent can trump the powerful influence of the media over
my children. Maybe, just maybe, I will be able to "brainwash" or TEACH
my children into living the healthy morals they were taught through my religious
beliefs. Not forgetting, all children grow up and have a mind of their own,
where they are able to look back and see the outcome of their own choices and
decide for themselves if they will continue in what their parents taught them as
children, or go another route.
Train up a child....four out of five have come back (of their own choice) and
there is hope for the fifth.