I read a great response today to the question: What do I do when my kids know more than me?
I agree with Lee's thoughts. And I love the way that homeschooling encourages everyone to learn more. Love it!
But there's another part of the homeschool mentality that comes out of this: Life long learning, not just for kids but also for us adults. Homeschooling can rekindle a wonder about the world and a desire to understand it more. So there's much more than just a "I'll look that up and get back to you" attitude. We can be excited about learning, and so dive into a subject, not just find the answer and get out.
My dad blogged about Sonlight's Life Long Learners forum today as well. I haven't really spent any time there, but it looks like they get into some pretty tough subjects.
And we shouldn't shy away from them.
Granted, we need to pick our battles and choose what we will expend our efforts pursuing--and sometimes there are more important things to tend to than ethical debates, apologetics, or the latest scientific philosophy; naturally, we can't do everything.
But I love being a part of a community that is dedicated to seeking the truth and getting smarter.
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father
P.S. If you want to read what others have been thinking about/experiencing, be sure to check out the Other Posts of Note.