I agree with part of this statement and disagree with the other part. First, I do believe their is a "best" religious belief out there. Of course, I believe I have found it, but you don't have to believe I found it to believe one exists. If God exists, then he also has a plan for how he wants us to live and how he wants us to worship him. Whatever church espouses those beliefs and that plan would be the "best" religious belief. For example, if Jesus Christ really was who he claimed to be, then the "best" religious belief would have to include that in their belief systems. If he wasn't who he claimed to be, then the "best" religious belief would have to be one that doesn't include that in their religious belief system.
The part of Xue's statement that I agree with is that you can't impart a religious belief on your child. However, you do have a responsibility to teach them. Of course, your responsibility to teach them is to teach them the truth. So, you need to find
out what you believe that truth is, and then, teach it to your children. When they are adults, it will be up to them to either continue to embrace the belief system you taught them, or find
their own. I think, we then must respect their decision the same way we would want our parents to respect our decision. Edited: tenaheff on 2nd Jul, 2004 - 11:57am