Children and Youth
A quote by William Ellery Channing
"The great end in religious instruction...
...is, not to stamp our minds irresistibly on the young, but to stir up their own;
not to make them see with our eyes, but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own;
not to impose religion upon them in the form of arbitrary rules, which rest on no foundation but our own word and will, but to awaken the conscience, the moral discernment, so that they may discern and approve for themselves what is everlastingly right and good..."