I think I managed to get through to my son that critical thinking skills for our kids are more important than our own beliefs. So what if they come to conclusions that we don't like? We have to deal with that. Not them. We should consider their ideas without bullying them into our beliefs, like it, or not. Progress is in their thoughts, not ours. We'll be gone in a few years.
You'll get no disagreement from me on that, Chris. I had another study with 'Brother Hero' this past Tuesday night and we went back and forth over the blood transfusion thing (I will post it later on its thread).
Later that night when I was putting my daughter to bed, I told her the story entitled, "The Emporer's New Clothes." After I finished the story, I explained to her what it meant (to me at least). Don't ever let anyone bully you or make you feel inferior because you do not see things the same way they do. If you do not understand something, don't be afraid to ask and don't accept someone else's opinion because they say you have to or say something's wrong with you if you don't, etc..
Yes, this applies to my beliefs as well. If I am always questioning them, why shouldn't she?