“It’s so. You can do it. I had my doubts when you told me. Now looky here; you stop that putting on frills. I won’t have it. I’ll lay for you, my smarty; and if I catch you about that school I’ll tan you good. First you know you’ll get religion, too. I never see such a son.”

– Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 5. To Pap Finn, the only thing worse that his boy Huck getting an education is getting religion.