I Think Indoctrinating Children With Atheism Is Child Abuse

Indoctrination is wrong, period. Let people think for THEMSELVES. 130 People

    Our Lives Are StoriesIf you want to get to know

    someone, you need to know their story. Their life is a story. It, too, has a past and a future. It, too, unfolds in a series of scenes over the course of time. Why is Grandfather so silent? Why does he drink too much? Well, let me tell you. There was a terrible battle in World...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 7, 2014

    allow children to grow up

    before you force ANY belief on them
    em11111 em11111
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2014

    Discipline Your Kids... Please!

    By Dr. Dale A. Robbins"I was munching on a burger, glancing at the day’s newspaper when a mother and two small children sat down at a distant booth in the restaurant. As the mom left briefly, probably to the ladies room, the boy and girl, maybe about 8 and 6, went into action...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 21, 2012

    I know two white girls in a mostly non-white

    town. They're not religious and the one who isn't afraid to say that she is an atheist gets harassed whenever religion comes up. It's not ok to teach a child to believe they're going to receive punishments for not conforming their thoughts to ideas that don't make sense and...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser
    36-40, M
    Sep 7, 2014

    "Jokim; the men of Cozeba;

    and Joash and Saraph, who ruled over Moab and Jashubi-lehem. These names all come from ancient records." 1 Chronicles 4:22 But not so ancient as those precious things that are the delight of our souls. Let us for a moment recount them, repeating them as misers count their gold...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 2, 2014

    It's not okay to force children to believe in

    things. I'm not religious, mind you, and I'm personally against religion in general. But if my kids want to grow up believing in religion, I ain't got any right to stop them. The same goes the other way around. I know I got harassed as a kid for being against my Christian Family...
    Darktooth41 Darktooth41
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2014

    This One Little Girl

    This one little girl in my class is in a tug of war between Mum and Dad who have separated.  It has been a particularly painful situation.  The father left the mother when she was six months pregnant with her eighth child for a younger woman, an internet friend.  With the new...
    perseverer perseverer
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Mar 30, 2012

    I ran accross a folder in my paper files,

    in it is a copy of a letter written by Major Sullivan Ballou, a Union officer in the 2nd Rhode Island. He writes to his wife on the eve of the Battle of Bull Run, a battle he senses will be his last. He speaks tenderly to her of his undying love, of "the memories of blissful...
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    26-30
    Feb 8, 2014

    His Child; His Reflection; His

    LikenessCertainly, you will admit that God is glorious. Is there anyone more kind? Is there anyone more creative? Is there anyone more valiant? Is there anyone more true? Is there anyone more daring? Is there anyone more beautiful? Is there anyone more wise? Is there anyone more...
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    26-30
    Feb 2, 2014

    How Does The "socialism" Practiced In Acts Compare To The "socialism" Of The 20th And 21st Century?

     As I reflected on the 236th anniversary of the United States of America on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 I was pondering on the topic of "democracy vs socialism".  In our  21st century world, Christians are some of the most active and out-spoken people against every and all...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 6, 2012

    I think indoctrinating children into

    Christianity is child abuse. God does not exist for one reason. ********* priests would have been struck by lightening.
    Thehardtruth99 Thehardtruth99
    26-30, M
    May 20, 2014

    I think you should let a child believe in what

    they want to and develop their own experiences & beliefs. Don't force on them what you believe, or judge them based on the conclusions they have come to about life.
    JustIndifferent JustIndifferent
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2014

    You should explain to each child every religion

    on detail then let them choose!
    AdolfHipster15 AdolfHipster15
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

    Amen And Amen And Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There are few statements I agree with more than that one. Raising a child with anti-GOD teachings gives them a miserable malcontent shallow empty life with a 99.99% chance of never repenting and seeking Salvation from hell. I abhor abortion but it would be better for a kid to be...
    Wolfbilly Wolfbilly
    41-45, M
    10 Responses Jan 28, 2012

    What We Are Instructed And Encouraged To Do

    "Be sure that as long as you live you never forget what you have seen. You must teach these things to your children and grandchildren.Remember the day you stood before the LORD your God at Mount Horeb. The LORD said to me, Gather the people together to listen to what I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 20, 2012
    louisthepearl louisthepearl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2014

    Is Christianity Unique And Worth An Investigation Of Its Teachings?

    When I growing up and going to elementary and secondary school as a child and teen even on into my young adult years, I loved watching Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" specials on PBS. Sagan had a way to make cosmology interesting to the common lay person. I waited all week to watch his...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

    When Is A Person Old Enough To "make A Decision" For Christ?

    This week's reading: Acts 16:33 Christians differ on the fitting age for full initiation into the life of the church. For those who practice infant baptism, the question centers on when someone is ready for confirmation and first Communion. Some think the "age of discretion...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2012

    Would You Walk With Jesus Or A Stick?

    A Child should not live with a stick alone, because a stick, or a bat, or anything to defend will not work in a slippery world. A Child should start off with the passage and my word of my advise. Genesis 18:19 I have chosen him to teach his family to obey me forever and to do...
    NoLifeOnEP NoLifeOnEP
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jan 31, 2012

    Atheists Complain; Air Force Responds By Removing 'god' From Logo !

    "In the liberal world of political correctness, I guess the motto is "Offend the Masses." To these liberal elites, it's much better to support a complainer than to take a stand and support the majority. That's exactly what's going on with the Air Force after a group of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 8, 2012

    The Lord hears His people

    when they call to Him for help...The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. Psalm 34:17-18....Comfort those who are hurting and reassure them of the Lord's presence and care. 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 3, 2014

    Like, Uh.... A Recurring Bad Dream....ya Know?

    We may soon be witnesses to an evolution (mutation) of one of the more simple words in the English language. With Facebook's recent IPO, I anticipate that the word "like" will take on a whole new meaning. I am not talking about the missinformed acceptance of "decimate" to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 11, 2012

    The Secret Powers Of Time

    Kids are different we were....New modes of teaching....http://fora.tv/2010/03/25/Philip_Zimbardo_The_Secret_Powers_of_Time_Animated
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    Feb 8, 2012

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    Indoctrination, brainwashing, mind control, it is bad. They're all the same thing, and all are bad. Does it matter what you indoctrinate? No, because it's just BAD. Period. I can't imagine how horrible life would be for me if my parents were like that. If they taught only atheism...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

    Autism: Is This Another Clutch?

    I have some knowledge on the subject. My wife and mother are both Special Education teachers, and I feel that people are self diagnosing their children with this disability as a clutch for their child to go through this tough world with a pass. They may have a disability, but...
    jgrimes1962 jgrimes1962
    46-50, M
    May 22, 2012

    Homestly indoctrinating childre with religion

    is the same, indoctrination period is wrong. I am not against religion by any meens but i do believe we should teach our children to explore different beliefe systems and see what they agree with
    rehn65 rehn65
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

    Where There Is No Choice

    I think the title of this group is true where there is no choice, and I am particulary thinking of atheistic communist countries such as North Korea where four generations of a family (including little children) can be thrown into a labour camp to die a slow death just because...
    Tibicina Tibicina
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Jan 19, 2012

    Using this logic it would also be Child Abuse

    to indoctrinate children with religion.
    TrojanWarrior73 TrojanWarrior73
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2014

    On Reviving The Soul

    "On Reviving the Soul Post-Modern discourse is not really comfortable with the word "soul," and in my opinion the loss of the word has been disabling, not only to religion but to literature and political thought and to every human pursuit. In contemporary religious circles, souls...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 23, 2012
    enigmatickoala enigmatickoala
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 16, 2014

    I don't care if you teach religion

    or sci or anything at all. just teach kids To be respectful to creatures, humans and earth.
    crookedjay crookedjay
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 30, 2014

    Indoctrination? Atheism? Really?

    Indoctrination Vs Education Vs Growing up This groups says that “indoctrinating” people with “atheism” should be considered child abuse. Really? This is topic or experience is clearly a clash between realities. The reality you all share, against the reality which seem...
    kwek kwek
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2012

    Good And Evil: The Fallacy Of Atheistic Scientism Part 2

    The argument goes something like this:  If God really existed, there would not be evil in the world, because God, if he is real, is a God of love.  If God really loved us, and if he was really all powerful, he would not let evil happen. This argument against belief in God is...
    perseverer perseverer
    56-60, F
    11 Responses Jun 5, 2012

    The Fallacy Of Atheistic Scientism Part One

    For more than 1,700 years, the story that was told and believed throughout the far flung reaches of Western Civilisation was the Judeo-Christian theistic story. The vast majority of people lived out their lives with the conscious realisation that God does indeed exist.In the...
    perseverer perseverer
    56-60, F
    9 Responses Jun 1, 2012

    Jesus My Best Friend

    I can't remember being converted to Christianity, or any dramatic change in my life as with some Christians. Instead. I was brought up in a Christian culture where most children went to church with their parents, and Sunday school. At infant, primary and secondary school there...
    Tibicina Tibicina
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2012

    To Other Group That Asked For "proof"....the Authority

    To: "I Think Indoctrinating Children With Religion Is Child Abuse" "Here are some evidences that the Bible is inspired (God-breathed) by God, as declared in 2 Timothy 3:16. 1) Fulfilled prophecy. God spoke to men telling them of things He would bring about in the future. Some of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 10, 2012

    Atheism And The Elimination Of Knowledge

    Procrustes lived in a fortress on Mount Korydallos, on the road between Athens and Eleusis. When travellers made their way past his lair, Procrustes would invite them to join him for a pleasant meal and rest for the night.  He had a special bed, he explained to each of his...
    perseverer perseverer
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2012

    A Recommended Read ..

    ...."The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists"Ravi ZachariasZondervan, 2008“The time has come for someone to slay this dragon of disbelief – and I can think of no-one better to wield the sword than my friend Ravi Zacharias.” (Lee Strobel)“Even...
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    26-30
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    "That according to the riches of His glory He

    may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend, with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    Atheism As Mental Deviance

    "Tyler Cowen points me to a PDF, Religious Belief Systems of Persons with High Functioning Autism, which has some fascinating results on the religiosity (or lack thereof) of people with high functioning autism. I’ve seen speculation about the peculiar psychological profile...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2012

    Why Are Atheists So Angry?

    by Rabbi David Wolpe "How harmless is it to post an article about why people should read the bible on a site devoted to religion? I did on this very page, and it evoked more than 2,000 responses, most of them angry. I had previously written a similarly gentle article about how...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    13 Responses Jan 19, 2012
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