Yearly Archives: 2009

Sham homeschools are fostering a radical right wing fifth column

Until the 1980s homeschooling was a benign activity that affected very few children. After homeschooling became dominated by right wing Christian theocrats, millions of vulnerable children (estimates are suspect because of poor reporting requirements) became virtual prisoners in their own … Continue reading

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Do we have a right to tell people they are wrong?

Believe it or not, this question was posed to me in a public parenting forum, hosted by Amazon.com. This is how I responded. Yes, you bet we do. In life we all make choices that effect our communities, unless we … Continue reading

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Scientific literature on religion and child abuse

Help us build a reference list of scientific studies linking religion and child abuse. Is there such a thing as religious inspired child abuse? Add the citations below in the comments section, please. Bottoms, B. L., Shaver, P. R., Goodman, … Continue reading

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Are bigots besmirching your blog, fouling up your forum?

Image via Wikipedia Bigotry 1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own. 2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot. Synonyms: 1. narrow-mindedness, bias, discrimination. Some bigotry can be traced to … Continue reading

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Parents strongly resist anti-spanking laws

Pro-spanking advocates insist they are against spanking bans because they wish to protect the sanctity of parental discretion. Leave aside the ethics or efficacy of using violence against children as a form of discipline. The issue is that parents must … Continue reading

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The Christian Morality Help Center Project

Image by Rob Sheridan via Flickr Christians rely on religious texts such as the bible to guide their moral behavior, or if they cannot find an answer to their moral issue in the Bible they consult their clerics. As our … Continue reading

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New Zealand referendum “tragic”

http://yesvote.org.nz/2009/08/13/swedish-newspaper-nz-referendum-tragic/ August 13, 2009 How does our referendum on smacking look to the world? Not good. Journalist Lotta Hördin wrote this editorial for independent newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad the fifth largest morning paper in Sweden on New Zealand’s “tragic referendum”. It’s … Continue reading

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Hereditary Religion: Cultural Genetics

The End of Hereditary Religion is pleased to publish this article written by David McAfee, a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This is part one of a multi-part treatment on the subject of Hereditary Religion. We look … Continue reading

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You do not have to take your children to church

Image via Wikipedia There is a presumption that children must be taken to church. This presumption is based on centuries old tradition and the full backing of religious institutions that rely on new converts to keep their faith alive down … Continue reading

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A Strange Form of Indoctrination

The Western religions by no means have a monopoly on childhood indoctrination. This is perhaps one of the more bizarre examples of that: Boston boy enthroned as Buddhist sect head in Darjeeling The journey from Jigme Wangchuk to His Holiness Galwa Lorepa; … Continue reading

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