Quotations by Author

Margaret Knight

One of the most persistent fallacies about the Christian Church is that it kept learning alive during the Dark and Middle Ages. What the Church did was to keep learning alive in the monasteries, while preventing the spread of knowledge outside them.... Even as late as the beginning of the nineteenth century, however, nine-tenths of Christian Europe was illiterate.

It is a mistake to try to impose [Christian beliefs] on children and to make them the basis of moral training. The moral education of children is much too important a matter to be built on such foundations.