"Aristotle says that the aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought."
Quite a different view than we have today, I would say. Yet this is exactly what schools ARE doing even as they seek not to, by essentially teaching students that they CANNOT make judgments about most anything, and that value is entirely subjective. Anyway, read the book to see what I'm talking about (it's short!), because I'm certainly not going to say it better than Lewis.
Also, Lewis's skewering of relativism (using many philosophical traditions, incidentally, not merely Christianity - ha ha! Get it?) came to mind as I read this article today as well. John Leo makes some points that I have been trying to make in discussions with friends for weeks. When people say moral values are the number one thing affecting their vote at the polls, I say "No kidding!" EVERYTHING we vote on is based in moral values. If you are for or against "animal rights", that is based on moral values. If you are for or against the war in Iraq, that too comes down to moral values. Believe it or not, your position on taxes comes out of your moral values as well.
Those who resent religiously based arguments often present themselves as rational and scientific, whereas people of faith are dogmatic and emotional. This won't do. As professor Volokh argues, "All of our opinions are ultimately based on unproven and unprovable moral premises." No arguments are privileged because they come from secular people, and none are somehow out of bounds because they come from people of faith.