We experienced this phenomenon first hand and the rationale that went with it- the evil world and Satan are out to destroy our minds and faith.
For many of us it meant no college, no institutes of higher learning. No careers in the sciences and other fields which required university degrees.
Our country is deeply divided along religious lines with proponents of the Bible and Quran holding to claims long disproven by science.
A terrible news story came from Afghanistan today- Road bombs killed six children. We hear of this many times, way to often, but here the story takes a sadder turn. The bombs were placed on the footpath to and from the school these children went to. It was not meant to harm the Soldiers in the country, it was not on a highway where tanks drove, it was meant to kill and frighten school children and their parents from learning, learning about something better.
When will this fear of learning ever leave the human race.