Skip to comments.Forcing a religion on your children is as bad as child abuse, says atheist professor Richard Dawkins
Posted on 04/22/2013 4:38:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Professor Richard Dawkins has claimed that forcing a religion on children without questioning its merits is as bad as 'child abuse'.
In typically incendiary style, the leading atheist said he was against the 'indoctrination of religion' and teaching it as fact.
The evolutionary scientist and Emeritus Fellow at Oxford University, speaking at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival yesterday, was repeating claims he made last year which were roundly condemned by charities and politicians.
Professor Dawkins said at the festival that children should be taught religion but scorn should be poured on its claims.
'What a child should be taught is that religion exists; that some people believe this and some people believe that,' the Daily Telegraph reported he had said.
'What a child should never be taught is that you are a Catholic or Muslim child, therefore that is what you believe. That's child abuse.'
He added that teaching children religion would help them understand literature.
Professor Dawkins, a biologist who revolutionised the theory of evolution with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, added that he thought it was still important to teach children about different faiths.
Religion critic: Prof Dawkins' bestseller The God Delusion
'There is a value in teaching children about religion. You cannot really appreciate a lot of literature without knowing about religion. But we must not indoctrinate our children,' he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
So, by his brilliant figurin’, pushing a fist into his face would be professorial abuse.
Forcing Liberalizm on your children is Child Abuse.
Except if the religion coincides with the goals of every liberal, a religion such as islam.
Having king hussein on the throne is child abuse.
You can teach your own children anything you want, but leave our children alone.
Those who have not received the gift of faith from the Holy Spirit can no more understand it than a pig understands calculus. It is pointless to argue with them.
Oh God, atheist Richard Dawkins says when stumped in debate with Church of England priest
perhaps there is one obvious giant-sized world religion for which this is a correct analysis
RE: Oh God, atheist Richard Dawkins says when stumped in debate with Church of England priest
Why not ‘oh Charles’?
yeah stop picking on the king
RE: perhaps there is one obvious giant-sized world religion for which this is a correct analysis
He can’t name it openly, he still values his head even at age 72...
I'm not interested after reading Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back.
I meant his namesake king berry hussein o’bama the black irish
monarch of the confused states of America.
Hey now. No piling on. I might “feel” bullied then there will be real problems. LOL! Celebrate erf day. Burn some compacted dino’s.
Sure Dawkins, go tell it to the muslims firsthand in person.
I’ll await their debate response to you.
Eventually, these intolerant evangelical atheists will force us to submit or kill them. Is there no way to put them on an island with Muslims?