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Stephanie Wright EDF 255 Response Paper #1 “Dogmatic Thought and Democracy” Dogmatic thought, often driven by sectarian fallacies absolutely holds a prominent influence on democracy today. Public education should be able to address and challenge the issues surrounding dogmatic thought. Today teachers are not even allowed to talk about it. People view dogmatic discussions presented by religion and school standards as highly controversial topics not to be questioned out of the fear of being ridiculed or reprimanded by parents for placing undesired ‘wheels’ of thought into their child’s mind. Parents don’t like the idea of having their judgment questioned; the same is true of the government. Perhaps the most pressing question we face today is who determines if their judgment is sound in the first place, and if it isn’t, when is it ok to question it. The only viable way for a child to
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  • Spring '10
  • JohnElmore
  • Democracy, dogmatic thought

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