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Debunking the Religion-as-Child-Abuse Argument

In a previous posting,  I dismantled the popular New Atheist argument that a religious upbringing is a form of child abuse.  We saw that such a position works equally well with the political socialization of children, which would entail that … Continue reading

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Dismantling the “Religion as Child Abuse” Argument

Back in July 2016, atheist Zoltan Istvan laid out his position concerning “the religious indoctrination of children.” Like some other atheists and transhumanists, I join in calling for regulation that restricts religious indoctrination of children until they reach, let’s say, 16 years of age. Once a … Continue reading

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Atheist Presidential Candidate Wants to Make Teaching Religion to Children a Crime

I wouldn’t classify Zoltan Istvan as a leader in the New Atheist movement, but he is clearly someone who has swallowed New Atheist rhetoric and taken it to the next level. In a sense, he is one example of a … Continue reading

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Lawrence Krauss Needlessly Shreds His Credibility

Richard Dawkins sidekick, Lawrence Krauss, has been repeating Dawkins crackpot notions about child abuse and religion, this time with a twist: Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss recently doubled down on his claim that teaching creationism to children was a form of … Continue reading

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