Posted: Jun 06, 2021 5:49 pm
by hackenslash
Keep It Real wrote:(Julia Sweeny relayed that her father told her that age was 7 years, according to God, IIRC

I suspect this is a muddling (by somebody, not necessarily you) of a quote by Father Francisco Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, an order closely associated with teaching and indoctrination, who famously said 'show me the boy until he is seven and I will show you the man'. A statement about the ease of inculcating young minds.

I have a sneaking suspicion than somewhere in the telling and retelling of that anecdote, it's morphed from Loyola's notion into somthihng else. It's not like we don't have oodles of examples of that happening.