Category Archives: Freedom of religion

Second annual day of protest against hereditary religion coming soon

January 20, 2013 will be the date for the second annual international day of protest against hereditary religion. The protest will again be held in cyberspace, but the aim is to eventually have annual protests in the real world. Complete … Continue reading

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Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason

┬áSean Faircloth served five terms in the Maine Legislature. Faircloth served on the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. In his last term Faircloth was elected Majority Whip by his colleagues. An accomplished legislator, Faircloth successfully spearheaded over thirty laws, including the … Continue reading

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Forcing children into faith is ethically objectionable

The indoctrination of children is done without their informed consent. How could a three year old child be informed? Forcing children into faith is ethically objectionable for that reason alone, but on top of this, the process deliberately: fosters an … Continue reading

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Get them while they are young

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‘Christianity stole my childhood’ – Katy Perry

KATY Perry says she left her strict religious upbringing behind after her evangelical minister parents left her without a childhood. The pop singer is on the cover of the June issue of Vanity Fair magazine, where she revealed the differences … Continue reading

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Recommended reading

Religionists often remark that they do not see a way to live without religion. Apparently they are unaware that approximately 2 billion people around the world live lives free of religious control. It is not difficult and now a new … Continue reading

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The effects of early religious training

Image by BenSpark via Flickr The effects of early religious training: Implications for… Authors: Hanna, Fred J. Myer, Rick A. Source: Counseling & Values; Oct94, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p32, 10p Document Type: Article Subject Terms: *CHILDREN RELIGION RELIGIOUS life … Continue reading

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You cannot end the religious indoctrination of vulnerable children

There is a presumption that religious indoctrination of children is a good thing. This presumption is based on tradition, not ethically valid logic. For certain sensitive children the horrors present in the bible and koran can have a serious impact on their mental health. Furthermore, because the horrors incite fear the memories are difficult to erase. Once indoctrinated, children tend to grow into adults that remain indoctrinated. The tide is turning against indoctrination and the trend can be accelerated. Continue reading

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The principle of freedom of religion only goes so far

Image via Wikipedia A forum participant writes: It is rather a relationship with a loving God who desires to know them and show them truths of the Bible in their everyday lives. It is about understanding that acceptance is not … Continue reading

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