Hypocrit Much..?

@tessah (6621)
United States
March 14, 2010 8:07pm CST
was reading this article and the outrage from some over what is being taught to this child by his mother. while i dont agree with her teachings.. just to make that point clear before everyone jumps my chit for being a terrorist.. how is it so very different from what has been taught to christian children for hundreds of years about NON christian religions? how many of us grew up hearing about hell and damnation and how those who didnt follow Christ were doomed to endless sufferings? for the most part.. parents teach their children the religion they were brought up in.. or converted to.. and this mother has done no different. http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/grandparents-fear-jamie-paulin-ramirez-was-brainwashing-6-year-old-son/19398385?icid=main|htmlws-main-n|dl1|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aolnews.com%2Fnation%2Farticle%2Fgrandparents-fear-jamie-paulin-ramirez-was-brainwashing-6-year-old-son%2F19398385
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
15 Mar 10
Please show me one christain school in this country who is teaching kids that it's ok to kill someone who offended your religion. I'm sorry, there is no comparisson between chritianity of today and terrorism. This isn't even close.
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
15 Mar 10
if christian schools use the bible as a refference teaching tool, which, as their basis for their religion as a whole.. then yes.. they DO teach such things. if you had read yer bible in its entirety, youd also be aware of that. while there are some christians who do not teach such things.. there are more than you may be aware of that most certainly do.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
15 Mar 10
I reiterate my question, please answer it...show me one christain school that advocates killing someone because they offended christainity...one case.
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
15 Mar 10
the church of latterday saints.. born agains there.. i gave you two
@murderistic (2280)
• United States
15 Mar 10
I think that the family has every right to be concerned for this child. He is not just learning that Christians are going to hell, he's being raised by his mother to be a radical Muslim terrorist. There is a major difference. Even the boys Muslim father is concerned. Now, with that said, there are many Christian homes that raise their children to be soldiers - to go out and fight (and kill) for their country - which in my opinion is not much different that Muslim children being raised as terrorists. Just because killing for the freedoms and protection of our country is legitimite in our own ethnocentric perspective as Westerners does not mean we're any better than terrorists who kill for God.
• United States
15 Mar 10
You could give "at least" excuses to either side. Killing is killing. Enemy soldiers are not the root of the problem in todays world, just as innocent civilians are not the root of the problem in todays world. Ideology is the issue and that's what needs to be addressed.
@tessah (6621)
• United States
15 Mar 10
i think the more operative word here is "try" to kill enemy soldiers.. they dont always succeed.. nor do they TRY to. when the fanatics kill civilians its called "terrorism" when soldiers do it, its called "collateral damage" the terms may be different.. but the result is still exactly the same. ive gotta go with murderistic on this one
@sulynsi (2837)
• Canada
15 Mar 10
Very frightening. Those claiming Christianity as their belief that teach hatred are just as reprehensible as what may be being taught to this little boy. I say may be being taught, because we don't really know, do we? The Bible doesn't teach "hell and damnation". It does explain the consequences of certain actions. But then, reading how to drive will outline the sorry consequences one can expect if they ignore street signs, go too fast, or drink and drive.
@sulynsi (2837)
• Canada
15 Mar 10
Hey, Lamb, I was trying for #1 spot here! This WAS under the NO response category!
@sulynsi (2837)
• Canada
15 Mar 10
hmmm, I'd like to think its a case of "great minds" thinking alike or maybe you were peeking!!!
@tessah (6621)
• United States
15 Mar 10
while i do agree with you that those "claiming christianity" that teach such things are just as reprehensible.. i have to disagree with you that the bible does not teach such things.. because it does. the book is wrought with fear, hatred, orders of violence against yer fellow man if they do not follow Christ, hellfire and damnation throughout. and those who take it all as literal truth.. are very VERY dangerous people indeed.
• United States
15 Mar 10
Their are some tenets of the seven accepted religions that are common to all people. Whether Christian, Judaism, Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, Ba'haiu or the Ancient african mystery temples all teach the tenets of connection with the natural world of God and do on to others as we would have them do on to you. Islam in its core does not teach to hurt their fellow man but the diverted teaching and offshoot extremist do. It is also diverted by the context in which it was Islam was created. Muhammed was persecuted and founded a war movemengt to defend himself and the teachings he felt God had given him. Parents are human beings who teach on their fears and bias which is human. Bottom line as long as humans interpret the book there will be abuses.
@tessah (6621)
• United States
15 Mar 10
absolutely sourceseeker
• India
15 Mar 10
Teaching our children about the religion they were born in is not something wrong per se. while we all say politically correct things like ‘I’ll let me child choose whatever religion he wants once he’s 18…’ most parents want their kids to follow their religion coz religion is not only that …it’s a way of life, culture, tradition, family values…religion is an intrinsic part of our identity…even our names are more religious than secular e.g. if I am born a Hindu, I’ll take a Hindu name and not a ‘Christian’ name. so what this mother is doing is no different than what most mothers do worldwide….however, as parents its also our duty to see that religion does not consume the entire consciousness and conscience of our children and turn them into hate-mongers towards all those who are of different faith. Religion should be used to make good human beings, not for brainwashing normal kids into radical monsters who kill in the name of religion.
@tessah (6621)
• United States
15 Mar 10
i couldnt possibly agree with you more. well said
@bird123 (10501)
• United States
15 Mar 10
It is sad. God will send some hard lessons in time.They clearly can not truly understand what they are doing. As for the kids, all is not totally lost. Children do become more than the sum of their parent's teachings in time. It is sad to have your child start so far behind with hate.
@tessah (6621)
• United States
15 Mar 10
"God will send some hard lessons in time." so yer saying that god will punish them.. which is no different than what this woman is allegedly teaching her own child.. that you also preach here to us. which is what youve been taught.. and so on and so on.. and the hatred cycle continues.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Though I dont think that teaching your child that nonChristians are goin to hell to suffer for eternity is the same as what this psycho "mother" is doing I have to say that there are fundie Christians that DO teach violence and hate who are yes just as bad as this wingnut...IMO a fundie is a fundie is a fundie and regardless of what religion they belong to..they ALL teach intolerance, hatred and go to numerous lengths to hurt those who dont see, feel and believe as they do and its vile!
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
17 Mar 10
Hi tessah, I agree with you, she is only doing what other mothers and fathers are doing, teaching her child the way she has been taught to believe. I certainly don't agree with what she is teaching her child but neither do I agree with indoctrinating a child in any religious dogma, especially at a time when they are most susceptible to suggestion. The leaders of the various religions realized a long time ago that it was the children that they needed to get to because they are so impressionable. That is why religion remains so strong today. Blessings.