posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 01:42 PM
After reading the initial reactions a few questions come to mind.
For those that are claiming this is 'hate', please explain. For hate itself is not a crime, yet. One can have hatred for another without
infringing upon their rights as an individual. The words he spoke are not in incitement of any sort. They are ignorant by the standards of most of
society no doubt, but this group has every right to exercise their beliefs so long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others.
For those claiming child abuse: This one is a bit tricky. On one hand you are screaming abuse because you
find what the child is saying
offensive and you
do not subscribe to their doctrine or religion or either. Again, their beliefs are protected regardless of what you
speculate may or may not be going on. Because of those two things, it is you, subjectively calling out child abuse. This is nearly the same argument
between the discipline actions of to spank or not.
A few other random thoughts
Originally posted by Negotium of VerumThis church and all others like it should be shut down.
Really? On what grounds? Are the members advocating or inciting a crime? Or are they expressing their views and beliefs via the public forum.
Regardless of how tacky their methods may be, they are not infringing upon anyone else. Who would shut the church down? Government? Think again.
Originally posted by Benevolent HereticIt's time to break out of this religious indoctrination, no matter what flavor, and start
thinking for ourselves and loving one another.
This is a bit self centered and believing that you know the way to enlightenment. By proclaiming that it is religion that keeps us from thinking
freely and to not love one another. This actually places you within the same sphere you so dreadfully despise.
While some here may not agree with what the child said or the methods to which he is being brought up in the household, we cannot proclaim
backwardness without first looking at ourselves. We must look at ourselves through the lens that we are no better than this sect of Christianity that
has skewed the words of God to fit their views of society. Just as a lot here skew words to fit their perception of reality to make themselves seem
more enlightened than the next.
So in summary, personally, the child does not know what he says because the type of understanding that is needed to know exactly what he is saying has
yet to develop. Do I think it is hate? Nope, just ignorant babble from what I see as ignorant practices. Is it abuse? Nope and if we go down that
road it would lead to any teachings that fall outside of the prescribed method to fall under abuse and that dear people is what we are trying to move