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Hi all,I saw a study once where little and not so little kids were interviewed to find out their way of thinking. it turned out they only started to believe in religious concepts when they grew older…Continue

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"Great, thanks Nelson, this is exactly what I meant! :-)"
Mar 4, 2012
CannedAm replied to Steff's discussion 'studies on religion'
"So these were children who were exposed to religion early in life, but didn't swallow it all until later in life or were they children unexposed early life and only exposed later and then swallowed it?   "
Feb 28, 2012
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"when I was a kid I remember myself making fun of religion..and now my 7 year old son is making fun of the quran!"
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studies on religion

Hi all,I saw a study once where little and not so little kids were interviewed to find out their way of thinking. it turned out they only started to believe in religious concepts when they grew older and indoctrination had an effect.I am looking for this study but can't remember any details that would help me google it. Can someone help me out?Is there anywhere a collection of these studies and surveys and such? If not, maybe we can make such a collection ...;o)SteffSee More
Feb 28, 2012
Steff replied to Melchior Vulpius's discussion 'Should I Lie to Children?'
"Can you really be fired for sharing the face you are an atheist? They wouldn't fire you for being a christian or muslim though? This is ... sick. I am glad to have met a few teachers that were open about who they were and authentic, for good or…"
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"HELP! I am looking for that study that showed kids naturally do not believe in religious stuff but have to learn this concepts of thinking."
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"How can you believe in Adam and Eve AND evolution at the same time? This argument is ridicolous from the start."
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The other day I saw a documentation about some blind people that do clicking noises. The reflected sounds give them an in-depth image of the surroundings, just like a sonar. There was a blind boy going round on rollerskates, playing basketball. The only thing he can't do is read the street names on the signs. These are abilities that no one would have thought possible until they were proven.Which reminds me of all the savants out there. Often these people are impacted in their abilities to…See More
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Kir Komrik commented on Steff's blog post 'no childhood magic for Atheist children?'
"Hey Steff, "Kir, being a foreigner I find it very hard to read your texts with all these abbreviations. If you take your time to reply someone, why not spend an extra minute on proper writing. This would make it much easier for people like me…"
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Steff commented on Steff's blog post 'no childhood magic for Atheist children?'
"Thank you all for your many responses, I am afraid I could not yet read them all. I am a bit shocked to find Santa being put by some of you on the same level as an demons and exorcism. I think there is a significant difference, and also you…"
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Kir Komrik commented on Steff's blog post 'no childhood magic for Atheist children?'
"Kevin as promised, i wanted to offer a quick word about what i think is a devil's advocacy for the position u've taken. it is basically an argument in law that says: one cannot sustain the argument that a parent is 'negligent'…"
Dec 8, 2011
Kir Komrik commented on Steff's blog post 'no childhood magic for Atheist children?'
"@Unseen - i'm only talking about how it made *me* feel. it might not have made *u* feel that way, and that is fine. i just know i did not like being deceived, even on something as simple as santa. in fact, i took it with considerable umbrage.…"
Dec 8, 2011
Unseen commented on Steff's blog post 'no childhood magic for Atheist children?'
"@Kir   Parents have a lot of harmless fun with their kids, including playing hide and seek (which includes deception), the old "look I took off your nose" trick (thumb sticking out between the first and second finger), and…"
Dec 8, 2011
Kir Komrik commented on Steff's blog post 'no childhood magic for Atheist children?'
"@Liz "...and it may have made me lose a little trust in older people. Once you realize you've been lied to, even for "fun", you find yourself questioning everything you are told--but there's where I then think that maybe…"
Dec 8, 2011
Unseen commented on Steff's blog post 'no childhood magic for Atheist children?'
"@Liz   Well, look at it this way. Finding out that there is no Santa Claus, Easter bunny, or tooth fairy sets the child up for realizing there is no God, either. In that regard, we can consider it quite functional in an atheist…"
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I can't even imagine all the stuff there is yet to learn out there ...

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 11:58am 0 Comments

The other day I saw a documentation about some blind people that do clicking noises. The reflected sounds give them an in-depth image of the surroundings, just like a sonar. There was a blind boy going round on rollerskates, playing basketball. The only thing he can't do is read the street names on the signs. These are abilities that no one would have thought possible until they were proven.

Which reminds me of all the savants out there. Often these people are impacted in their…

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no childhood magic for Atheist children?

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 6:30am 15 Comments

After reading this article, I am wondering ... should I always be honest to my child and never start telling him about Santa, the FSM and the Easter Bunny, witches and gnomes, fairies and the goblin in the washing machine that eats up single socks?

Remembering my childhood, I simply liked this…

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Hello world!

Posted on September 17, 2011 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Hello everyone ...

 

I feel I should introduce myself a little, even if I am not sure if anyone cares to read this.

Some facts first. I am an internet addicted female speciwoman, approaching my mid-30s (already! time flies!). I live in Germany, work in the IT dept of a larce telco company, have been together with my partner for a decade now and we have the most cutest kid son who just turned 1 in July.

Religion, and later Atheism, has always been as issue in my…

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