In addendum, I'd just like to also say to all the children taught how special they are, and that they are the BEST in the universe at whatever ... NO. You are NOT. You are not a shining star, so special in and of yourself that you are the center of the universe. Religions teach humility because at the heart of most evil is vanity. This is perhaps where we, as a society, went wrong. In order to encourage and empower our young, we went a little too far.