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It breaks my heart to know that a child of any home, religious or otherwise, has to go through abuse from the people that they should be able to trust more than anyone else ... especially if it's for some roundabout sociopathic logic that somehow it would make them a better person.
Dear Lord! I must abusive without even realizing it.
I am Christian.
I am seriously considering homeschooling.
Why? Because I no longer trust the public schools to actually teach a child to think logically or critically. Instead, they indoctrinate. Many kids coming out public school can barely read and write, let alone do basic math. I just can't understand why any parent would want their child in that sort of education system.
But of course, you know better. I just want to abuse my child. Thanks for clearing that up.
Further, social development and exposure helps them in making all the ordinary social mistakes in such areas as good friends, bad friends, terrible dating decisions, trust and betrayal scenarios when they don't really count as opposed to making/experiencing those mistakes/social landmarks as an Adult when and where the consequences can be much more dire and all the more devestating.
reply to post by sweetstuff
Mental illness breeds mental illness, not fundamentalism. I bet if you did a little research on your past experiences growing up, you'd find all kinds mental dysfunction within the people you were surrounded by that made you feel less than worthy of being human. I bet you would have had a different experience inside of a different "congregation" of people.
Adhering to the Bible is fundamental. Using it to control every aspect of someone else's life, other than your own, is extreme.
What if parents choose NOT to install religion in their children? Let them grow up and learn empathy for other living things instead.
Maybe you've heard of the golden rule? If they want, they can choose a religion on their own. The religious doctrine has compelling value and should stand on its own --right?
I think religious parents should carefully consider that question. If you have to manipulate and force the kids your ideas are flawed, inconsistent and cruel from the standpoint of the human. Kids inherently understand that.
So, tell me about the religion that kids naturally gravitate to on their own. Maybe that's the one that will change my mind?
one can not use arithmetic to determine morality.
I hope that this thread will put a thought in religious peoples heads with kids, they are individuals yes you can teach them about religion but at least teach them about all religion not just the one you follow.
Otherwise you may regret it when they rebel against you.
reply to post by boymonkey74
atheism just can not express how they feel period... atheist like Hitchens always need someone to do it for them.
the answers are not in science, it's the wrong hemisphere, one can not use arithmetic to determine morality.