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Edouard Pernod's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by Edouard Pernod

This is how most normal people the age of those kids would act had they not been indoctrinated to believe superstitious crap from an early age.

I'm beginning to understand why Dawkins says bringing up a child to be religious is child abuse, as it does put up a barrier against skeptical thinking in a developing mind which is naturally skeptical. Just as it would be abusive to tell a child they could never be an astronaut if they wanted to be one, so is it abusive to tell children that they are inherently bad and can only be rescued from their badness if they believe in a fantasy.

Fri, 08 Aug 2008 13:52:00 UTC | #214865