My father is a real idealist and he's all about learning. If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up it was just a resounding 'No.' But if I asked for a saxophone one would appear and next day and I'd be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning my father would spare no expense.
I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence destruction and terrorism.