12th January 2013

“Young children may forever be asking questions about the world, but most of them will blindly believe whatever the authority figures in their lives tell them. And this is precisely why it is unethical to indoctrinate children through religious direction.”

Nina Funnell

3 Responses to “12th January 2013”

  1. Bruce Williams Says:

    The Jesuits said, “Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” I would be interested in seeing a study on what percentage of enthusiastic Christians or Muslims came to their faith with no religious training before the age of seven.

    I am reminded of some Cajuns I met who insisted that the cottonmouth and water moccasin are distinct species. They are not, but the snake changes color at some stage in its development and that accounts for the original distinction. Because my friends were taught the two-species theory from birth they will not entertain any scientific explanation.

  2. The Heretic Says:

    Children are impressionable well into their teens. They are easily led by authority figures into believing nearly anything. That being said – there are a great many adults that were raised in devoutly theist families that are atheists. Then, the other side of the coin, there are atheists that have some major crisis that become devout followers of some cult or another. (I consider them all cults – not religions – some are just more organized than others.) In conclusion, people come to believe/or disbelieve in cults at many stages of their lives. I come down on the side of the parents to raise their children as they see fit. Whatever is instilled, for better or worse, isn’t necessarily permanent.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    There is a truth to the Confederacy and the Southern Democrat that has hijacked the Republican Party, I haven’t drawn all the connections together yet but I will.

    Read about Communist Texas:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Reunion_%28Dallas%29

    Read about Christian Communists:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_communism

    The truth must be revealed and the abolitionists must retake control of the party.