Tag Archives: Indoctrination

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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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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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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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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Johann Hari: Dear God, stop brainwashing children

Image by dotcompals via Flickr Let us now put our hands together and pray. O God, we gather here today to ask you to free our schoolchildren from being forced to go through this charade every day. As you know, … Continue reading

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Nate Phelps & Fred Phelps: Religion as Child Abuse, Mental Abuse

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Austin’s Atheism Blog By Austin Cline, About.com Guide to Atheism since 1998 Saturday November 15, 2008 Liberal and moderate believers object very strongly to any suggestion that traditional religious dogmas might in any way … Continue reading

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Parents need not abandon their faith

Image via Wikipedia There are ways parents can approach the issue of guiding a child’s faith that respects the child’s rights and honors the parents own faith. Parents object that they do not see a way to have their religion … Continue reading

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Trying to convert people surely is a waste of time

Image by k.Akagami via Flickr I’m sure that people who favored slavery would have made the same argument. As would have those who did not want to grant women the right to vote, people of mixed races to marry, and … Continue reading

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To the people who claim you cannot indoctrinate children

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Yes, you may be sure it is dead easy to indoctrinate children. All you have to do is instill the idea that thinking for yourself is bad and that faith trumps reason. Discourage questions … Continue reading

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From a lecture on “Individuality” by Robert Ingersoll

Image via Wikipedia …All these things they implicitly believe because it is popular and patriotic, and because they were told so when they were very small, and remember distinctly of hearing mother read it out of a book. It is … Continue reading

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