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Go to: Non-voters: It's all in God's hands

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Lucas,
I will consider changing my name for you, but I have to think of a good name that my wife also likes. My son's name is Lucas A. B., but Im gonna let him keep his because he is not a member of this site yet. Also to answer your question I don't know why some of my friends chose to be Christian conservatives. I guess they just are to fuck with me.

Fri, 27 Jun 2008 17:17:00 UTC | #190416

Go to: Non-voters: It's all in God's hands

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I am voting for Obama. some of my christian conservative friends tell me there is a good chance he is the anti-christ. I tell them that means they should vote for him too so we can get this thing moving along, and bring on the rapture.

Fri, 27 Jun 2008 08:38:00 UTC | #190234

Go to: Stop distorting young minds!

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COWALKER,
thanks, I do plan on exposing them to all of the myths. You never know what other fundamentalists will tell your kids when your not around, but most of them are not shy. They may even convince my kids to try to get me to come to church, to save me from hell. I don't plan on raising my kids to be atheists, but I will encourage them to be freethinkers, which most likely will lead to atheism. Child indoctrination is an extremely powerful thing. I know because I was a victim of it. Although I FINALLY reasoned my way out of it, my little sister never has understood the truth. I think childhood indoctrination /brainwashing is religions only chance at survival.

Fri, 27 Jun 2008 05:30:00 UTC | #190163

Go to: Stop distorting young minds!

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this article does worry me and piss me off a little. I live in the bible belt of the U.S., and I was raised southern Baptist. I have 2 boys 3 and 4 years old. recently I decide that I am going to start reading them some children's bible stories. The reason being that I enjoyed some of the stories as a child, and I can't/don't want to shelter my kids from religion. I would like to teach them what I know about all religions as they grow.
My kids went to a Christian daycare for about half a year. I chose that day care, because it was close by, and happened to be the best one I had found. I didn't mind it being run by Christians, because at the time my sons were only 2 and 3. Just recently( a year after we pulled them out of day care) I asked my 4 year old what he knew about god, and he started talking about Jesus. I was shocked that he remembered the stuff the daycare had been telling him about their religion. I was also a bit confused at what I should do now, because I had planned on letting them start back there for pre-k because they have fun there, and they learn a lot there (besides the religious stuff)
I hope that reading them bible stories is the answer to my problem. I plan on reading them the stories, like David and Goliath, and the story of Noah and the ark, and when they ask if they are true I will say "no these are just bible stories" I want them to be familiar with the stuff religious people are going to throw at them when Im not around, and be able to understand that none of it is true.

Thu, 26 Jun 2008 11:22:00 UTC | #189800

Go to: An Interview with Prof. Richard Dawkins

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I also heard him say something about a childrens book. I wish he would too. I have noticed some of the trouble I have with creationist, is not only that they don't know much about evolution, but that they don't know anything about the scientific process in general. They think they can imagine something to be true and call it a "theory".

Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:31:00 UTC | #189331

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