All Blog Posts Tagged 'children' (29)

Legally Teaching Kids Religion During School Hours: Released Time

In a story from the Detroit Free Press this week, a local school district admitted that it had made a mistake in handing out permission slips to students at an elementary school to attend off-campus weekly religious classes during school hours. The problem was not that the religious classes are being offered to the students, but that the… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 2, 2009 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

Choosing a religion

I had posted something a long the lines of this on a random site asking questions about religion... and well lets say it was picked apart by um well everyone... but...



I think it is 100% wrong for children to be baptized and forced in to a religion when they cant even sit up on their own.



Choosing a religion is something that should mean something to the person choosing entering which religion they choose.



I was baptized in the Catholic Church because my Mother… Continue

Added by fixedentropy on June 6, 2009 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Judge Rules Family Can't Refuse Chemo for Boy

I posted earlier this week and Gaytor posted last week, about Daniel Hauser, the thirteen-year-old boy in Minnesota with Hodgkin's lymphoma who is refusing chemotherapy for religious reasons.



Innuendo on a few sites this week has indicated that Daniel is well below the IQ average… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 15, 2009 at 3:30pm — 21 Comments

Suicide, Sacrifice, and Murder: Children Die in the Name of God

On average in the United States, ONE CHILD PER MONTH dies because of their parents religious beliefs.



Jury selection starts for the trial of Leilani Neumann this week. She is charged with second-degree reckless homicide for the death of her eleven-year-old daughter Madeline 'Kara' Neumann. Dale Neumann's trial is scheduled for July.



Not long… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 11, 2009 at 5:30pm — 12 Comments

Children Left to Die with God

A mother in Sleepy Eye Minnesota is choosing to not allow her son to take Chemotherapy Treatments for Hodgkin's. She claims that her reasoning is religious. The article doesn't make clear which religion, but for me that's not even relevant. Instead she is seeking "alternative healing techniques" on the internet.

I find it distasteful that parents take their religion so far as to put their child's well being on the line. I we had a case here in Washington just a few years ago where a JW… Continue

Added by Gaytor on May 9, 2009 at 1:23pm — 6 Comments

Child Advocate Wastes Precious CPS Resources in the Name of God

In my work as an advocate for foster children in America, I’ve seen personally a level of abuse that might damage the psyche of an average person. I once saw a two year old child, with a face still so swollen he couldn’t open his eyes, returned to abusive home after two weeks in the hospital because “it was just the first time it happened.” So when I hear the abuse word thrown out willy-nilly, devaluing the plight of children who are actually abused, it makes me want to start a crusade.… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on May 4, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Children and Evolution

Margaret Evans, an assistant research scientist for the Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Michigan, published a piece in 2000 titled “Beyond Scopes: Why Creationism Is here to Stay” that discussed creationist and evolutionist beliefs in children. I’ll summarize her paper as briefly as… Continue

Added by Pam on April 28, 2009 at 11:36am — 5 Comments

Religion's Ultimate Sin - Childhood Indoctrination

I recently got into a fairly heated debate with one of my children's aunts regarding religion. She was apparently appalled by the fact that I've been doing my best to shield them (ages 4 and 2) from religion and that I took issue with her teaching them about the Bible while watching them one day. When I learned about it I told her, pretty bluntly, that I did not want her shilling her religious beliefs off on my children and if she wished to babysit them in the future to please respect those… Continue

Added by SabreNation on March 20, 2009 at 2:43pm — 14 Comments

How one Bible story (NOAHS ARK) proves the Bible is full of crap.. and why the heck is it so popular among kids?



While often thought of as a "Children's Story", this is far from it. Loaded with contradictions to what we have been told about God, this story raises some interesting questions.



Warning – this view might disturb some readers, but please read the full article to understand to context of the points being made before jumping to conclusion.



The well known story of Noah's Ark is often listed as a favorite, and often considered as… Continue

Added by Gina on November 16, 2008 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

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