The indoctrination of children. Is it right or wrong?
I would argue that force feeding a child any doctrine - whether political or religious - to be brainwashing of the worst kind.
Consider these two statements. 1) Train up the child in the way he should go ; and when he is old he will not depart from it (proverbs 22:6).
Compared with: 2) 'Give me the boy for six years and I will give you the man' (Moa Tse Tung).
Is there any real difference between the two? Aren't they both tantamount to abuse of a child?
by forcing religion on kids, it enables believers to have a strong power over them. we can make kids believe in santa , so why not god. i think the biggest fear among religious people is the understanding that if people were left to find god on their own it would rarely if ever happen.
The way I see it we all decide for ourselves.I was brought up to belive in a certain religion ,but we don't live in a vacuum.We,even children have a certain amount of reservation about what we are taught.At,least I did.
You are right about children being indoctronated at an early age.They are more suseptable to what they are told to be true,until they become more discriminating in their thought.
Concerning morals, children should be indoctrinated in certain ways (no stealing, killing, etc). I'm not sure about religion though. I haven't formed my views on religion yet. It is a large job that will take much time. I intend to prove that God does exist (a daunting task), then move on from there.
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