26th May 2011

“Why is it that in 2011 it is still taboo, a social oddity, to raise children free from religion?”

Jayanti Tamm

5 Responses to “26th May 2011”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    I don’t think it taboo. I wasn’t raised religious and I’m in my forties. It never dawned on me to even consider raising my children religious. In general I think of religion as corrupt. I see religion as being built upon lies, deception, and foolishness. I think it very telling the religion is most common among criminals, perverts, and stupid people.

    Oddity seems acceptable in that the masses of the uninformed are majority and having views as I do is unusual, or a minority view for sure. Rather than discount my views for being “oddity” I think they are validated.

  2. CaptainZero Says:

    Depends where you are and who raised you. I was raised catholic and my daughter is being raised without religion. She’s never felt a negative effect as far as I can tell. But I’m in California. If we were in Oklahoma her classmates would, I’m certain, tell her she’s going to hell daily, what with all that Christian charity and all.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Can’t argue with that Captain. When I visit my old friends in Western PA there is far more religiosity than where I live in Boston. I’ve seen stats that correlate low inteligence with religiosity in Southern and Mid-western states like Oklahoma.

    Great oxy-moron “Christian Charity”. And why does the Pope wear a phallic symbol for a hat?

  4. CaptainZero Says:

    I think the hat question answers itself, no?

  5. Rozmarija Says:

    Kids have toi be familiarzed with some of the Old Testament stories in order to understand allusions made to them in literatuire. I’d never suggesr a reading of the New Testament, but our Western culture abounds with references to The Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark, faithful Naomi and Ruh, stuff like that. No, I’d never taken my kids to church.