Yes of course. That is not something new however.<quoted text>
Interesting point but you have to have parties that are willing to compromise. If you take christianity and islam as an example you have one belief system that has evolved from barbarity to something better but still imperfect in 2,000 years, then you look at the other belief system which is rooted in barbarity and has remained virtually unchanged in that barbarity for 1,400 years. Christianity of the old testament has been left behind, the slaughter, rape, child selling, incest are generally not endorsed or practised by contemporary christians, however islam has not shown a similar evolution of thought.
I think my ideas can help us all with respect to islam. Very right that the new testament replaced old testament and helped christians. So we know that even the most rigid belief systems CAN be broken down, and reformed. Islam may be more rigid and different, but what is common is that it is being applied to humans, who are mostly remarkably similar in so many ways. We all are susceptible to ego and tribal culturalism, defending our behaviour just cause it happens to be 'ours',(prevalent around the region of our accidental birth). We all have the same qualities of fear and anger and the overwhelming primal need to survive, and its accompanying adrenaline rushes.
And our childhood vulnerabilities and dependencies on parents / societies, MAKE US ALL VERY SUCEPTIBLE TO INDOCTRINATION. So birth is like a lottery for ALL of us as to where we are born and how we'll get indoctrinated.
But we all also have the ability to be calm and rationalize on issues, and the human mind generally does compare ideas and get convinced by ideas that seem more reasonable / plausable ie more in harmony (consistent) with what we already know, thus seeming more logical. But that is a slow and gradual process, slower if prior knowledge is wrong and a result of indoctrination.
.[[So it is essential we all recognize INDEPENDENCE OF THOUGHT (mental freedom) to be the most important of all birth rights, and so also recognize that indoctrination of children (or anybody) amounts to a denial of that basic civil right. Indoctrination denies us the right to our mental independence]]
Recognizing the right of children to form their own independent opinions, ie their independence of thought is the key to preventing their indoctrination, and thus the propagation of religions from brainwashed parents further onto their children. The idea should be that children have the same right to a free mind as adults and thus the duty of all in society from parents to teachers to governments to protect that freedom. And the best way to do this is to ensure they get unfettered access to all information, pros and cons of any argument, religion or philosophy, as indoctrination is always done by providing selective info, ie one side of an argument only, during their formative years. So it should not be a question of who gets to you first;- ie who controls your childhood, controls your life. Often the victims are also 'taught' to never question, and to never look at any contrary view, even eliminate people who present such "heresy".