reply to post by spleenika
I really have a difficult time attempting to understand that position; the position where some feel a militant aversion to anything they classify or
perceive as being part of "society" along with all the paranoid and delusional trappings that go with it.
I understand the mechanism from a psychological perspective, and it's sad that so many are so afflicted, but, what can one do? It's an unreasonable
condition that can't be reasoned with, so, I've lately been attempting to take a less assertive stance in just ignoring those kinds of noises.
It's free educational material. Take what you will from it, and reserve your right to hold any reservations regarding whatever beliefs one has.
Hundreds of millions of Christians, and people of other faiths are taught about evolution in grade school and none of it is all-of-a-sudden
brainwashing them into devil-worshiping Atheists (yeah, I know; it's just a turn of phrase).
Thus, so long as one holds whatever belief they happen to have, they can still learn a great number of things without compromising what they believe
At the very least, if someone feels so strongly, so militantly against classical education, there's the whole philosophy of "know thine enemy"
where it may very well may benefit whatever personal crusade to learn the ins and outs of contemporary classical education.
All in all, it's free education. What's to complain about? Who cares who the messenger is? It's free stuff. It's brain food. If someone
showed up on my doorstep, knocked on the door, and dropped a huge bag of unmarked non-sequential, untraceable bills, and then walked off, I wouldn't
care who they were, if they smelled bad, sneered at me, looked down at me or anything. I'd take the money and be happy for it.
Like it or leave it.