Religious Education Being Called Child Abuse
June 19, 2007 9:23am CST
While researching for my blog last night, I came across a terrifying statement. The Center for Inquiry is going to present a proposal to the UN in October that would characterize religious education for children as child abuse! The Center wants to impose restrictions on the age at which a child can be exposed to religion, and prevent parents from being able to teach their own children religious beliefs. Throughout history, the rights of parents to educate children on religion has been an innate, basic right. The Center bills itself aggressively as secular humanist, and their mission states that one of their purposes is to support and spread the secular philosophy. No doubt the India chairman, Nasiretti, who is responsible for this proposal, is teaching his own children his humanistic philosophy while seeking to remove others' rights to teach their children. To me, this is one of the most frightening proposals parents have faced. This proposal has nothing to do with schools or public institutions. It is aimed at removing the rights of parents. What do you think?
• United States
19 Jun 07
Sounds typical to me. There are those who wish to relegate religion to being forgotten mythologies. Humanism is a religion, it has some facts and figures, but it still takes faith in the conclusions it presents to follow. And apparently it's waging its own jihad. See I don't see this as something new. When I graduated High School a number of years ago, I spoke at the ceremony. I almost lost my diploma and came very close to having legal troubles due to invoking God as part of my speech. Not one student was offended, but faculty and some parents were. Luckily a local newspaper reporter was nearby, and interviewing all of us who spoke. She was a force for diffusing such anti-religious action.