I'm not sure but I think you said I stretched religion and politics to be the cause of stupidity and ignorance -- just to make a political dig. And you blame society and people's daily idleness.
Umm... no. There was an earlier part of the conversation that you might have missed. I am
saying that part of the reason why people are ignorant (as in lacking knowledge or having bad knowledge) is that our kids are being taught things that are simply not true. Such as creationism, which is not
I do agree that too many people are caught up in the daily brain draining of reality TV and petty gossip, etc. But a better education system would help people to raise
the level of conversation instead of having to sink to the lowest common denominator. Side Note: Being a fan of "Dancing With The Stars" or whatever is fine. It's not a problem unless that's the high
point of someone's mental exercise.
Kids get enough religious indoctrination in Sunday School (or whatever their religion's equivalent is). Adding religious teaching to our public schools is a bad
idea. Unless you teach _all_religions and let people choose for themselves -- including none.
We need to be teaching our children (and adults!) critical thinking skills to help them to use logic and fact checking to determine for themselves what is real and what isn't. That
is a large part of what is wrong with our society these days. Too much garbage passing as reality.
And this reply went on much longer than I intended, sorry.