Thanks for the reply, BFT
Throughout history, even today, people have been educating people, even by force.
In the US, education is mandatory for kids. Its illegal to not educate your child.
But that's not really what I'm talking about...
Why allow someone to live their life in a manner that is unrequired, fearing god and following his rules, when it is known that this is doing nothing for them. If we allowed this to happen, in 100 years, wouldnt people ask us why we let them do it? Why we sat back and watched thousands of people live their life in fear and ignorance without doing anything to help them.
Like we "helped" the Native Americans? What's wrong with just letting them have their culture and ignorance?
Do you think the early colonising powers should have put a stop to things like human sacrifice in cultures they found considering it wwas not helping them in the way they thought it was?
Do you think western nations should enter nations with their armies where human rights are being violated by groups because of their religious teachings?
Do you know the Prime Directive
Do you think we should force the catholic church to stop telling africans that condoms are a sin so they can avoid spreading the aids virus?
Do you believe that people who break the law because of their religious beliefs should be punished?
I have no idea.
These re examples where is could be considered that education by force could be considered a good thing.
It could be said that we do owe it to the species to make sure everyone is educated.
would it not be irresponsible to intentionally leave a group ignorant?
What about culture? How about some flavor and color in the world. Unifying everyone into some light brown mush with no variety isn't something I'd like to see.
But I do see your point. However, I don't think the attitude that we must help the YEC's by educating them away from their beliefs is a good thing.