Child abuse?

New Atheists have long insisted that the religious indoctrination of children is a form of child abuse.  Yet, according to this logic, the political indoctrination of children would also be a form of child abuse.  Meaning……these kids are victims of child abuse:

Personally, I don’t think they are victims of child abuse.  That would be the positon of New Atheist logic.

The video, BTW, is both sad and funny.

 

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3 Responses to Child abuse?

  1. UpstateIslandersFan says:

    Oh my goodness, as I’ve said here before I’m a disaffected Democrat. Was completely offended at Feinstein’s nastiness towards Judge Barrett and her hit job on Justice Kavanaugh. Nevertheless, good for her in this instance. A stopped clock is right twice a day. Even the lady who hampered the Nightstalker case can speak some sense. She handled this well. Good for her in this instance.

  2. Dhay says:

    > New Atheists have long insisted that the religious indoctrination of children is a form of child abuse. Yet, according to this logic, the political indoctrination of children would also be a form of child abuse.

    Back in July 2016, atheist Zoltan Istvan laid out his position concerning “the political indoctrination of children.”

    Like some other atheists and transhumanists, I join in calling for regulation that restricts political indoctrination of children until they reach, let’s say, 16 years of age. Once a kid hits their mid-teens, let them have at it—if politics is something that interests them. 16-year-olds are enthusiastic, curious, and able to rationally start exploring their world, with or without the guidance of parents. But before that, they are too impressionable to repeatedly be subjected to ideas that are ideology-based, unproven, and historically wrought with danger. Forcing politics onto minors is essentially a form of child abuse, which scars their ability to reason and also limits their ability to consider the world in an unbiased manner. A reasonable society should not have to indoctrinate its children; its children should discover and choose political paths for themselves when they become adults, if they are to choose one at all.

    https://shadowtolight.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/dismantling-the-religion-as-child-abuse-argument/

    OK, I admit it, I changed the words religious, religion and faith to political, politics and ideology throughout. Fits well.

  3. Dhay says:

    It’s strange (or perhaps not) that when Nathan Phillips confronted a schoolboy — Phillips put himself right in the schoolboy’s face — many people rushed to declare it was the schoolboy who had been disrespectful to Phillips … yet when younger kids confronted Senator Feinstein — did you spot the kids referring to her rudely as just “Feinstein” before the meeting! — many of the same bloggers and commenters were censorious and declared the Senator had “patronised” — read “disrespected” — the kids.

    Funny, that.

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