posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 02:34 PM
reply to post by IAmTetsuo
I would prefer to say that if you wanted your kids to be 'good little christians' then you should allow them to come to god on their own.
That christianity plays such a (perceived) integral part of a child's upbringing only goes to show we're not too different from our religious
opposite numbers overseas.
That said, I seriously doubt that people react in such as way that Tetsuo describes - rather than blaming it directly on the families you need to be
aware that no mother or father will happily damn their own children, regardless of who they are or what they do.
Someone respected in the community, who holds some status within the church on the other hand could quite likely offer a few words that the father (or
mother) would take as "Righteous".
It's the same problem that i see everywhere else in society - People are Afraid to be independant.
They don't want to make choices for themselves because they might
be wrong, so they ask someone who carries a decent amount of prestige and
reputation (because they have something to protect*) what it is they think they should do.
Unfortunately, the people who carry such prestige often preach such things that reek of fear too - they will offer such foolish wisdom that will not
put them in direct competition with the organisation that provides their aforesaid prestige.
I'm not saying that dependance or independance is a worthy way of life, only that independance provides an opportunity to understand why the choices
that YOU make, as opposed to choices that others make FOR YOU, are two wholly different things.
*Yes, i'm using Game theory here.
[edit on 26-11-2007 by Throbber]