I didn't realize SL was from England - oops. I agree with you, Oxygen. People hold beliefs because they believe it is the best choice, and of course they want their child to believe what they think is best for them. It's natural. The more responsible parents, I think, will offer the alternative viewpoints to whatever beliefs they hold. It gives the child an opporunity to experience the variety of thought that's out there, and better equip her for what she will face in the real world.