The New Testament and the Examined Life: Thoughts on Teaching: "But when students were told that everything they had learned about their religion before entering this class was wrong, did we know -- or care -- if their capacity to function religiously in a mature fashion was diminished?" Students questing for religious truth are up against it. On one side are those who have a fixed view and seek to lead folk to it. On the other the deconstructionists who wish to tear down a naive structure of belief. There is a third way. To trust the veracity of what one perceives within and understand that Jesus did not posit a stern and hostile deity but an Abba who is within everyone as light, spark, inspiration and hope. You won't get that in school. Yet.