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Thursday, April 22, 2010

The 1.6% Solution

1.6% of the North American population say that the children of Christian parents should be taken from their homes and placed into reeducation camps where they can be brainwashed with the beliefs of this cult.

This is precisely what has taken place anywhere that members of this cult have gained political and military power. Spokespersons of this group have said things like:

Christopher Hitchens - “How can we ever know how many children had their psychological and physical lives irreparably maimed by the compulsory inculcation of faith?” The atheist answer? Inculcate all children with atheist beliefs.

These of course are the thoughts of the same man that is trying to have the Pope arrested. The arrogance of this group of people knows no bounds. Of course they call themselves Brights - as in "I'm a Bright and you're not!" - so what do you expect.

Daniel Dennett - “How much do we regard children as being the property of their parents? Should [Christian parents] be free to impose their beliefs on their children?” Again, the atheist answer is to impose atheist beliefs upon not just their children but upon everyone’s children.

Christopher Hitchens - “Parents don’t literally own their children . . . [Christian parents] ought to be held accountable by outsiders (read atheists, perhaps the drunken Hitchens himself) for their guardianship, which does imply that outsiders have a right to interfere.”

Psychologist Nicholas Humphrey - “ [Christian] Parents, have no god-given license to enculturate their children in whatever way they choose . . . to bring them up in an atmosphere of dogma . . . or to insist they follow the straight and narrow paths of their own faith.”

I’ve personally experienced this developing atheist dogma from an atheist blogger. His stated hope is that our children will be taken from us to keep them from being taught about Christianity. This of course implies the hope that someone else will raise our children and teach them the tenets of his faith.

Members of this group will never give up their fight to gain control of what your children believe.



  2. Your not looking at it outside your Christian paradigm. First off, I doubt the majority of Atheists would vote for any type of law that prohibits Christian parents from indoctrinating their child into their religion. Anybody holding that view is the minority of the minority. In fact, a good portion of atheists out there, dislike other atheists debating or challenging the religious individual. I know a bunch of those kind of atheist.

    Furthermore, the atheist sees it differently. Try to put it into context. If there was a populous that forced children into believing in the sun god Ra, you might be FOR, finding a way to give children a choice. (Without Force)

    We see it the same way... brainwashing. Your talking about atheists brainwashing, and this is what we think of religion. Also, Daniel Dennet is actually FOR teaching children about religion. He's not at all against it. He's very verbal about that.

    Look, it seems like a radical idea because its something we're not used to, but the people you quote are only suggesting that children not be FORCED into religion. Some atheists may have a radical approach to that goal, and if that be the case then they're wrong. If Christopher hitchens proposes some crazy idea about shipping children out to atheist camps or something, then of course we need to confront Hitchens about it. But I personally don't think that's what's going on.

    The reality is, that their may not exist a practical way to achieve this atheist goal, it may not be realized. But the principle is intended to be a noble one. The goal is birthed in the fact that children will believe what their parents do, despite the evidence. Otherwise, religion would be more statistically random, than demographically concentrated, as it is. The mechanism of the goal is choice, not brainwashing. Atheists tend to think, that if parents don't force religion into their mind, then they wont blindly adopt it. You may have your reasons for believing in God, but not everybody devotes any thought to it. Some people are not familiar with the Atheist/Theist debate; not familiar with the facts and myths; not friends with a reason to believe. They just do, because they have since childhood, without question.
    Now tell me, do you think its better to believe in God because they've weighed the options, or because they were indoctrinated as children, without question?

  3. Atheism is merely the clean slate. No children is ever born Christian, or Muslim, or Hindu (unless reincarnated I suppose), or Buddhist. All children are born atheist. Religion is something taught by the parents. That said, I disagree with Mr. Hitchens that children of religious people should be taken away to be indoctrinated. Sleep soundly, I don't think something like that is going to happen anytime soon.

  4. Who would have thought that such an outrageous post could draw such reasoned response?

  5. Outrageous? Misunderstandings and statements based on ignorance are rarely outrageous imo...