Monthly Archives: October 2009

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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Global progress towards banning all corporal punishment of children

Image by HA! Designs – Artbyheather via Flickr http://www.endcorporalpunishment.org/pages/progress/global.html From End Corporal Punishment official web site. In the following text the hypertext links, italicized, are deactivated. Please visit the web site. Legal reforms to prohibit all corporal punishment of children … Continue reading

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James Dobson just has to be responsible for many psycopaths in America

Image via Wikipedia Dr. Dobsons advice books have sold millions of copies and even though his prescriptions have been refuted over and over, he contines to reap millions of dollars from sales of his books. This can only be occurring … Continue reading

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UN agency adopted a new general comment in 2006 on corporal punishment

Image via Wikipedia In 2006 the Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted a new General Comment on the issue of corporal punishment The Committee’s General Comment on Corporal Punishment At its 42nd session, held in Geneva from 15 … Continue reading

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Religious objections to our laws

Image via Wikipedia I had the temerity to suggest on a public forum that male circumcision was a barbaric practice. That raised a lot of hackles and you cannot imagine how long that thread lasted and how hard it was … Continue reading

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Abuses Against Children Persist Despite Rights Convention

Image by talkradionews via Flickr http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-10-08-voa53.cfm VOANews.com By Lisa Schlein Geneva 08 October 2009 Child rights advocates have kicked off more than a month of global activities leading up to the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of … Continue reading

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Freedom of conscience is the root of all our freedoms

Image via Wikipedia Freedom of conscience is the root of all our freedoms because no one can be a self directing individual free of parents, governments or religious institutions without this bedrock principle. The men most responsible for the bill … Continue reading

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An Ethical Dilemma: Childhood Conversion in Christian Fundamentalism

Image via Wikipedia University of Sydney Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies Masters Dissertation This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies by Melissa Ruth Juliet Bennett. 24-June-2009 An Ethical … Continue reading

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Parents have an endless supply of justifications

Image by Bird Eye via Flickr One parent wrote to tell me that I could not understand the practice of indoctrinating young children because I did not believe what they believe, meaning I am not an indoctrinated Christian. He wrote … Continue reading

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