Hello everyone.

Well for before the holiday I requested that the theists in my family not give my children who are under the age of 4 religious gifts. Well they gave them "jesus crap" anyways. Which pissed me off a lot. So I made digital copies of the god delusion and put them in their mail boxes. My relatives were upset that I had done this thing and they all said something like "How dare you disrespect my belief by force feeding your beliefs" to which I replied "How the fuck do you think I feel when you do the same to my small children?"  Then thy said "well thats different"

How the fuck is that different!!!??? It's the exact same thing. At least I gave it to them and not their children. My boys are 3 and 1/2 and 18 months. I dont need them to think they are "lost" or "going to hell" because we dont go to church or adhere to any religion!!!!

 

 

P.S. sorry I know I am venting but I needed to get it off my chest.


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Comment by Jarrod Payne on December 28, 2010 at 12:33am

I have no kids but i would be livid!!! Its just disrespectful and its worse when they aim it at your kids with the assumption that children are more malleable and therefore easier targets.

 

Like Ben I was asked to do the prayer this year which i also refused but the same people bought me the greatest show on earth so cant complain too much.

Comment by Philip Wesner on December 28, 2010 at 4:58am
I do not suggest any sort of removal of the biblical stories, of Jesus's teachings, nor any teachings or views of any religion from your children's lives.  The bible is full of wonderful bedtime stories and is a genuine piece of marginally historical literature.  You should give bibles to your children just as readily as Korans, books of Mormon, and Evolutionary Biology textbooks(when they grow older.)  Don't shelter your children from religious belief, but rather soak them in all knowledge and give them the tools they need to sift through it and decide what is fact and what is rubbish.  Teach them the bible is a book written by ancient people, teach them the stories of other religions and they will figure out they are just fiction.  Teach your children how to think logically and think for themselves, and they will need no guidance other than that the rest of their lives.
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on December 28, 2010 at 9:40am

@philip - I agree to a point but giving this crap to kids under 4 is lunacy. Its xmas - give them toys and leave their heads alone. 

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