Make no mistake about it -- we live in a very conservative part of the country. Folks here about are far to the right politically; a democrat rarely even appears on the ballot in Christian County and stands no chance of being elected. People don't ask if you go to church. They might ask you where you go to church and you can be pretty sure the answer is some variation on the Protestant theme: not likely Catholic, certainly not Jewish, and absolutely not Muslim.
Because I want the boys to know there are other perspectives, I took them to see the expert on questioning absolutely everything: Bill Maher.
Maher was in good form, he took on everything: politicians (especially the tea-party), religion (especially the Pope and Mormons), the NRA, NASCAR. Truly, nothing was sacred. In some small recesses of my brain, I hoped some of the material went over the boys' heads. Judging from the frequency and intensity of their laughter, they missed very little.