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Message 1335808 - Posted: 8 Feb 2013, 14:23:06 UTC
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Message 1335829 - Posted: 8 Feb 2013, 15:25:44 UTC

In 1967 on a trip through the Mediterranean and up through Europe to the UK I met a group of 8 teachers from Northern Ireland. They were of different faiths but agreed on one thing. That the segregation of kids by religion in Northern Ireland only agrevated the situation there.

1967 was before the violence broke out there.

For me there should be no religion in schools what so ever. If the parents want them to have formal faith education then Sunday Schools is the place for it. Even though I know the extra funding provided by some religions improves the education standards.

Not that I am really in favour of that either.

Should children be forced into the religion of their parents?

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Message 1335836 - Posted: 8 Feb 2013, 15:58:00 UTC

Your god is a big boy, he can stand up for himself.
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Message 1335846 - Posted: 8 Feb 2013, 16:56:26 UTC - in response to Message 1335836.

Your god is a big boy, he can stand up for himself.

I thought he was ALL POWERFUL. Such a being would tell puny man to get out of the way. The devil however might need man's assistance.

Message 1335849 - Posted: 8 Feb 2013, 17:10:29 UTC

I believe until they are of age, they should be taught the religion of their parent's choice. That is a parent's right, I think.

My position is that yes, parents have the right to 'force' their religion upon their children


R. Dawkins has made it Quite Clear, doing The Above Quoted is ABUSE. And IGNORE Agrees with R. D.

Christians have Stood Up For GOD for Millenia with BLOOD DRIPPING from Sword, Lance, Dagger, Club, Arrow, Fist, etc etc etc.

IGNORE Say: The Devil Made Me Do It.
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Message 1335850 - Posted: 8 Feb 2013, 17:15:23 UTC - in response to Message 1335849.

I believe until they are of age, they should be taught the religion of their parent's choice. That is a parent's right, I think.

My position is that yes, parents have the right to 'force' their religion upon their children


R. Dawkins has made it Quite Clear, doing The Above Quoted is ABUSE. And IGNORE Agrees with R. D.

Christians have Stood Up For GOD for Millenia with BLOOD DRIPPING from Sword, Lance, Dagger, Club, Arrow, Fist, etc etc etc.

IGNORE Say: The Devil Made Me Do It.


And now R.D. IS Standing Up, with Mouth Frothing ... . Rue the day when he (or his ilk) also picks up a weapon. It will happen.

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Message 1335853 - Posted: 8 Feb 2013, 17:18:56 UTC - in response to Message 1335833.



Should children be forced into the religion of their parents?

I believe until they are of age, they should be taught the religion of their parent's choice. That is a parent's right, I think.

After that, they should have learned enough to either accept their parent's religion or find own, should they chose to do so.

I was publicly schooled, with a few 'Sunday school' classes from time to time.
I don't see as it helped me much, I ran wild until really just a number of years ago when the teachings took hold and I saw they were quite right.

I don't really try to FORCE my religion upon anybody. But that does not mean I shall not voice it when I feel the inclination.

Voice it all you want, but you and your kids aren't the only ones in school. I am quite sure that if someone was forcing your kids to recite muslim prayers at school you'd be the first one to complain about it. So let's keep religion out of it. I find it offensive and don't want it near my children.
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You are all free to make your own choices, whatever they may be. If, in some way, I can influences them, so be it.

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Hope I made myself clear.
My position is that yes, parents have the right to 'force' their religion upon their children up to the age of consent.
After that, I believe they are released from consent and have the right to form their own opinions, even if they vote democratic.

And likewise, i have the right to keep it away from my kids. I don't want them indocronated with ridiculous beliefs. Keep it out of schools.

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Message 1335979 - Posted: 9 Feb 2013, 1:06:46 UTC

Part of an answer for you Mark.
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Message 1336001 - Posted: 9 Feb 2013, 2:35:54 UTC

http://samuel-warde.com/2013/02/living-on-a-prayer/

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Message 1336054 - Posted: 9 Feb 2013, 6:05:03 UTC - in response to Message 1336006.

Hi Robert.

If you watch the picture of God with a gun in his right arm on that web-page, my best guess is that freedom of expression or speech is not necessarily the same as freedom of "belief".

Meaning that such a picture may go well for some people who are supposed to believe, but not so well for others. The same may very likely happen to those of us here who are either agnostics or atheists. They may either like or dislike this picture.

My best guess is that religion is not anything better off when such ideas of creationism are being displayed or portrayed.

Thinking a little about it - I guess you may be right on this since it was me that mentioned the Devil. Still ...

How about freedom from belief? Aren't we entitled to that?
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Message 1336055 - Posted: 9 Feb 2013, 6:06:55 UTC - in response to Message 1336001.

http://samuel-warde.com/2013/02/living-on-a-prayer/

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Message 1336061 - Posted: 9 Feb 2013, 6:22:06 UTC

I should rephrase the question to ask what percentage of the US population purports that the ACLU speaks for them?

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