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What’s The Best Way To Stop Your Child From Becoming An Atheist?
Written by Frank Minero   
Saturday, 10 December 2011 15:34

 

Do not educate them, or expose them to critical thinking, logic or science… David M.’s response is brilliant!

 


 


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+1 #6 Maria 2011-12-16 15:46
well, there you go, the truth.
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+3 #5 Scott 2011-12-11 15:41
I agree with replies 2 - 4, and I will add that there are indeed many intelligent believers, but they are just better at coming up with intelligent-sounding excuses to believe.
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+14 #4 Kera 2011-12-11 14:09
Dear Helga; You're entertaining. You write a post to explain 1. you view atheism as a belief system, which is not dissimilar to saying that bald is a hair colour; 2. that you religious types are bright, and clearly better off than those of us who don't believe (which 'takes faith' in your opinion, proving that you also do not know the definition of 'faith') and then you use "bemused" instead of "amused" to explain the emotion this piece evoked in you. If you're bemused, you have no idea what's going on, you're confused, you're baffled... which is probably accurate... :D
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+8 #3 Robert Larson 2011-12-11 14:04
That's not what he said at all. He answered the question, what's the best way to make a kid not an atheist. The best way to do that is to make sure they don't gain critical thinking skills. That should do the trick. There are many religious folks who are also intelligent. These are simply delusional also.
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+8 #2 SPL 2011-12-11 14:01
@Helga L.

Nobody said that all believers are as David M described. He was just pointing out that if you raise a child in that way, they will most assuredly believe. In other words, all uneducated, illogical, bigoted people with low self esteem and sexual hangups are religious, but not vice versa. I hope that clears things up a little.
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-16 #1 Helga L. 2011-12-11 09:57
I am bemused by this answer. Following your logic, every single person who believes in God or a higher power of some kind is uneducated, has sexual hang ups and terrible self esteem, is bigoted, probably is not terribly intelligent and is evil. You do realize you are including ¾ of the world in this observation?

I suggest you take a look in the mirror at such loathing since what you described is in most of humanity. Many people who do believe in something, (rather than nothing--now THAT takes faith) are very educated, and are not bigoted, nor stupid, or hateful, nor do we suffer bad self image or impose it upon others. Life is all about choice and I am rather surprised that someone of your belief system would use such a wide sweeping brush as often such generalities tend to be emotional and not fact based.
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