Category Archives: Childhood Indoctrination

America’s Most Stupid Person?

Image via Wikipedia Shaneen Barron is the woman’s name. The news video is from the Denver, CO ABC affiliate and was picked up and broadcast by CNN. Don’t say the CNN news producers cannot judge a priceless film clip when … Continue reading

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An insightful personal narrative of an apostate

Image by ruSSeLL hiGGs via Flickr http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/9fg1b/atheism_vs_theism_may_seem_like_a_battle_of_wits/ It is generally common for atheists to consider that the arguments against religion boil down to science, the facts, debate, etc. It puzzles many why someone when faced with all the evidence for … Continue reading

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What if your child becomes religious.

Dale McGowan gives us a great argument in favor of letting children decide the important questions in life for themselves. Specifically whether or not to follow a religion. In our laws and mores there is the embedded concept that whoever must deal with the consequences of a decision is entitled to make that decision. Continue reading

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The Root of All Evil

Image via Wikipedia In The Virus of Faith, Dawkins opines that the moral framework of religions is warped, and argues against the religious indoctrination of children. The title of this episode comes from The Selfish Gene, in which Dawkins discussed … Continue reading

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Influence without indoctrination

The fourth in a series on nonreligious parenting. Hosted by Dale McGowan, editor/co-author of “Parenting Beyond Belief” and “Raising Freethinkers.” (Next video: “What if my child becomes religious?”) Dale McGowan is a source of inspiration and guidance for thousands of … Continue reading

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Atheism is not a belief system, ok? Got that? Why must we repeat ourselves?

The people who promote the position that atheism is a belief system are no doubt confused between humanism and atheism or they lack fine control over their gun sights. Not all atheists are humanists, but probably the majority would majorly … Continue reading

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Richard says: Eliminating forced faith will strengthen families

Image by thelastminute via Flickr Forum participant says: “It is impossible to live with people, be raised by people, love people, and not be influenced by them.” +++++++ I agree with that and I don’t think I have said anything … Continue reading

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Richard says: Biblical justifications will not fly

Cover of What Happens When We Die A forum member asks: What happens if the child dies before knowing God? ++++++++++ This justification for forcing religion on children is commonly offered as a knock down — end of discussion, type … Continue reading

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Why do outsiders think they have a right to impose their non-beliefs on believing parents?

Image by clemente via Flickr This question comes up frequently on a forum I initiated with the following question: Why do parents believe they have the right to force religion on their children? I guess my standard answer has not … Continue reading

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Solving the conundrum of religious upbring

Image via Wikipedia There are probably many people in this discussion who have never read philosopher Daniel Dennett. In his best selling book, “Breaking the Spell” he advanced a novel approach to the conundrum of childhood religious upbringing. He is … Continue reading

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