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Originally posted by Rafe_
Why would it be wrong to symbolicly de-baptize adults when it is ok to symbolicly baptize babies ?
Originally posted by airspoon
Children should not be indoctrenated into a belief system. They are too young to question or understand the beliefs, and by the time they are old enough to question nthey have been so immersed in the beliefs that it is very difficult for them to step back and consider what they believe, not what they have been taught to believe. I will answer any questions my children have and let them choose in their own time. They are not acessories to my religious views (or lack thereof); they are human beings.
Children should be molded by their parents. It is the parent's job to indoctrinate their children, so that they may grow up according to the parent's will. For instance, my parents indoctrinated me to be a good person, by teaching me good work ethics, the harm in sensless violence and the consequences of stealing.
I indoctrinate my children so that they may grow up how I see git. If I raise them right, then they just may keep the values that I teach them.
reply to post by ALlENATlON
Originally posted by Max_TO
reply to post by Faiol
I need to ask , just what makes you think you know what I think or feel about baptism ?
Also , a parent doesn't have the right to pass beliefs onto there child ?
I can't wait till you tell me what my beliefs are .
Originally posted by airspoon
While I totally support their right to be atheists, I think they are wrong to make a joke of it. Two wrongs don't make a right. I am not religious myself but for those who want to be, they should have every right to do so, just as atheists should. I also believe that parents should have every right to baptize their children, if they see fit to do so. If you are an atheist, then being baptized as a child shouldn't bother them, as they don't believe in the first place.
With that being said, I do however find their de-baptizing efforts to be hilarious. I just don't think that they are going about it in the right way, a way in which better acceptance will be afforded to their movement. You should pick your battles and remember that the world isn't fair.
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
Atheists like taking something that is sacred and special to others and desecrating it.
Originally posted by Mr. Tinkertrain
You and I aren't strangers and I will continue to call your b.s. out.
Originally posted by Wolf321
This leave the two categories of strong atheism. One simply does not believe that a god does exist, the other that there is no god.
These were your arguments previously. I still assert that both of these strong atheism concepts have faith in the lack of a deity, but would divide the two by saying one is passive the other aggressive.
Originally posted by Alien3nema
As a man leaning into atheism i am finding it very difficult to rid myself of the compulsion to blame, thank, ask, or ponder with the god of my teachings.