There is a double standard here on these boards and I cannot believe it. You guys cry “foul” when Christian parents send their OWN children to bible camps, but when other “indoctrinate” their children with atheistic ideas you say it is fine. You guys cry out, “let the children make up their own minds” when it come to homosexuality camps, and then turn right around and condemn parent when the take their kids to church. Here is the case in point.
[I was raised to believe, 'there's no such thing as god, that's a load of bull crap, there's no heaven and no hell and you die and that's it'. Cool. Got on with my merry little childhood. ...]
Then, there a thunderous applause from the atheists in approval. Where is the out cry that this is indoctrination? Where is the out cry to “let the kid make up his own mind”? There is none. Just applause and approval. Then later he writes this…..
[Fast forward to the present. I am now highly aware of and passionate about the effects of forcing religion on young children, teenagers, or in fact anyone who is not interested. ...]
But were his parent’s not forcing their atheist beliefs on this kid when they say there is no god? I remind you he state, “I was raised to believe” NOT after much reflection on the subject I have become and atheist! Where is the out cry? Silence from the atheist, because it reflects their own desires. Double standard!!!!
[I took home the catholic workbook, with no idea of what it was even about. My parents hit the roof! (This was in the 70's) I was pulled out of that scripture quick smart, and when everyone else went to scripture, I would go to the principal's office and read. I was already good at reading, and with this extra practice, I just got better. Win/win, I'd say. ...]
The father pulled the kid outta a class at the CATHOLIC school that HE sent him to? If I posted the same thing and said I pulled my kid outta science class out the public school that I sent him to during the time they were teaching evolution, there would be a huge uproar. You guys would say that I’m limiting my child’s education or I’m an extremist or something along those lines. But, when the shoe is on the other foot, well…..it is okay by the atheist.
joseph47parker, CARM 4 Comments
[3/30/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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