In this video Daniel Dennett makes some interesting points about the role of education in overcoming religious problems. He points out that some religious groups are “toxic”, while others are benign. I guess that this is one way of saying that some groups promote terrorism, hatred and guilt whereas others promote positive values. Dennett observes that it is the “toxic” religions which are opposed to their members learning about other beliefs and suggests that education about world religions would go a long way to overcoming these religious problems. I suggest that this education should also include non-religious beliefs as the non-religious are often targeted by “toxic” religions.
(see Teaching religion for further comments.