Skip to comments.Atheist child indoctrination, “child abuse,” and “brain washing”
Posted on 07/10/2010 8:29:54 AM PDT by MarianoApologeticus
Albuquerques local all things liberal publication The Weekly Alibi reported on a local workshop on thoughtful ways to raise intellectually curious children outside of a religious faith via the atheist catechism in the form of the book Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Children Without Religion which was an event, sponsored by the Humanist Society of New Mexico.
As much research as uncovered, raise intellectually curious children
is a way for atheist parents to hide the fact that they want to raise their children to be atheists. Of course, research has also uncovered that some atheist parents are not at all shy about this fact.
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Atheist parents who try to raise “intellectually curious” children are often disappointed because those children usually end up believing in God. If parents really wish to make atheist children, they should live lives of hypocrisy; that is, be atheists, but pretend to be Christians. That will sour kids on God real fast.. .a lot faster than involving them in intellectual pursuit.
What is it about liberalism that makes them want to force others to believe as they do?
I have no problem with them wanting to raise their kids any way they please, but why do they insist that EVERYONE ELSE raise their kids the way THEY believe
It is a mental desease
It is the because liberalism at its core is anti-freedom. We as Americans believe that we have inherent freedoms granted to us by our Creator. These freedoms give us the right to raise our children as we see fit.
Because our children do not think as these people do. Like anyone with a losing argument, they instantly attempt to belittle their opponents by claiming that they themselves are intellectually "superior."
To paraphrase a commonly observed and commented upon view, it never ceases to amaze me how little "free" thought there is among "free" thinkers. They almost all march entirely in lockstep with one another.
So now WE are on the side of telling parents what and how to inform their children.
Treading dangerous ground, IMO.
I do not have a problem with atheists and fully respect their choice but I’m finding too many atheists(not all) are mostly anti-Christian(although very silent on Islam) in their rhetoric while attempting to remove all traces of Christianity in our society .
excellent point and often true. Intellectually curious children often begin to ask all sorts of questions about God and religion and often at a minimum move into the agnostic position with an open mind. They also as you say can become all out believers much to the astounding head scratching of their parents. usually only one parent is truly atheist.
Soon following I actually saw one of them criticizing other agnostics for attacking Christianity and even more curiosity about specific religions in general. The other (the atheist) is still where she is at and it is her belief. I do however correct her when she makes inaccurate judgments and conclusions about Catholicism and Christians that are untrue. Honestly I like having a few friends that challenge me and my beliefs. It helps me to look at myself and my beliefs objectively and ask the hard questions about myself and my own faith. My faith has strengthened. Oddly God always intervenes and says, "I AM HERE." That is the cool thing about being a believer. God actually exists and I see Him.
I hope the kids notice that no professed atheist lives consistently with their supposed worldview. They all act as if there are eternal absolutes which touch on various areas of their existance.
Unfortunately, you can’t always save the world. Look at the people who have children living in San Fransicko.
That alone is child abuse.
leads to a belief that there are no absolutes which leads to relativistic ethics and arbitrary laws.This leads to increased risk of statism and socialism in the long run.
Exactly. How do you explain to a child why what we think is "good" is "good?"
In the Religion forum, on a thread titled Atheist child indoctrination, child abuse, and brain washing, svcw wrote:
So why can’t children of faith be intellectually curious children?
They can be. I was such a child. I then later became an atheist.
If you try and stop atheists from teaching their children atheist beliefs, it wont be long before the government starts coming to stop you from teaching your children Christian beliefs.
Most children inherit their parents religious beliefs.
The compulsion/intimidation comes more from the atheists. Kurt Goedel, one of the great mathematicians, became as a student of Leibnitz, a theist, but as a shy man was ridiculed and even lost students because of the intolerant climate of Princeton. Many people who have abandoned the classical two-tier universe
for the Flatlands of scientism, literally cannot rise above that level when confronted by situations that demand they question the received wisdom. To put it another way, in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man risks getting his eye poked out.
I don’t see this in a negative light. In fact, it sounds like there is a need for a workshop on how religious parents can raise “intellectually curious children” within their religion.
Religions make a serious mistake by being intellectually segregated from other studies. In truth, religion is part philosophy, part history, part government, part business, and part language and other studies. These need to be taught apart from, but as part of, religion.
Instead, what we have today is a homogeneity of religious faiths and ideas. Presbyterians in practice little different from Methodists, etc.
Imagine going to say, an Episcopalian church, finding a dozen adults, and ask them what is the history of *their* religion? Think any would have a clue?
This seems to me to be an emotionally and psychologically disturbing process, especially so the younger the age it occurs. It is not the flip side of a parent providing a child religious instruction, which (truth be told) the child may or may not accept. Religious instruction at least does not require the child, at fundamental levels, to say that his own instinctive conclusions are actually lies.
This is not to say that, as the child grows up, he may not choose to dismiss what his eyes tell him. But that is not as harmful psychologically as having parents teach him from an early age that he cannot trust his own spiritual instincts at all.
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Gee! Why should atheist parents worry about raising atheist children?
Tax funded and secular ( that means godless) government schools teach our nation’s kids to think godlessly ALL DAY LONG!
Sadly, there's way too much truth in your comment.
It’s a simple law of nature. Children are affected and influenced by what they are taught both in school and at home and at church. They are influenced by their peers, their parents and teachers. If they are taught about God, with love and understanding, they will be more likely to accept God when they are older.
If they are taught that God does not exist, this will influence them but not necessarily for ever, but it will have influence.
Right now, such influence is a veritable onslaught via public education, the media of all kinds and the general culture. This is very unfortunate and means that parents who want their children to be safe from this malignant influence have to be very alert, cautious and pro-active.