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Go to: The Gruen Transfer - The Pitch: Banning All Religion

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Comment 34 by jackashflash :

Religion is like a nasty weed, and to get rid of any weed you have to pull it out by the roots. The roots of religion lie within the children. And if we are to eliminate this infestation, we must do something about the indoctrination of these children.

Actually if you spray glyphosate on the leaves it will be absorbed in and destroy the whole weed. Not sure if there is something you can spray on children to eliminate religion in the same way ?

Michael

Hmmm....Religion is the weed, children are just the root of the weed.

Glyphosate would be banning religion in that analogy I think. Besides you dont want to spray things on other peoples children....they will get mad.

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:13:17 UTC | #868712

Go to: The Gruen Transfer - The Pitch: Banning All Religion

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Comment 35 by Atheist Mike :

Banning religions? Banning religious institutions would be a good idea but not the ideas or beliefs themselves. Banning ideas is a slippery slope.

Also I think it is rather unrealistic. Banning religion would conflict with the freedom of assembly, the freedom association and probably many other civil rights. It couldn't be enforced without infringing these.

Banning Religious institutions would be just as troublesome as banning the idea. On the other hand, you could stop giving them tax free status, and remove govt funding to faith schools.

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 05:01:03 UTC | #868480

Go to: The Pastor from Jesus Camp Has a New Book Out

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Warlocks are an enemy of god....priceless.

I never really got the whole teaching kids your beliefs is wrong argument. If I had a kid I would teach him that Atheism is right, as well as that 1+1 = 2, objects on earth fall to the ground, and the earth is round-ish. Sure the people behind Jesus camp are wrong, but they are simply wrong in what they believe not necessarily in their basic method of teaching.

Facts are not the same as beliefs, and Brainwashing is not the same as education.

Eduction is the key to stopping the spread of religion.

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 04:43:44 UTC | #868477

Go to: Washington Post essay and replies to Discovery Institute and Pat Robertson Institute

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That sounds like a very distant dream Marc.

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 04:36:04 UTC | #868476

Go to: The Gruen Transfer - The Pitch: Banning All Religion

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A ban of religion would be very effective at reducing religion, but the idea has a major problem. Who is going to enforce such a thing? No moral person would never punish someone for something like that. They are all essentially not guilty by mental defect, brainwashing. However, in reality, we do not need to ban religion to get rid of it, or at least drastically reduce its influence. There are many countries today that are non-religious for the most part, and no such ban was required.

Religion is like a nasty weed, and to get rid of any weed you have to pull it out by the roots. The roots of religion lie within the children. And if we are to eliminate this infestation, we must do something about the indoctrination of these children. And by far the best way to combat indoctrination is with sound logic and education. Which is the primary reason, education, particularly evolution is so strongly under attack in the US. The theists know, even better than us, that this is the key to snuffing religions out.

After all we are all born atheists, and some of us are forced to endure religion. If the influence of religion fades over time, the number of children forced to endure it diminishes over time as well. Once it takes off, and it already has to some degree, it will be a snowball effect.

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 03:59:37 UTC | #868473

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