Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Why Religion Harms Children

I was attacked in a post on Facebook recently for saying that I thought it was child abuse to teach religion to young children but I never did explain why I think that. Here's why.

It damages their minds and creates cognitive dissonance. It distorts their world view. They come to believe that faith is fact and science is opinion. That is a very distorted view of reality and a form of mental illness.

Children should be given fact based teaching not faith based teaching. When they get older and have some sense them maybe introduce them to religion. But when I see videos of toddlers in church mimicking the hand raised in praise and swaying with eyes closed before they can even reason, I find it disgusting and am outraged,

No matter how you cut it brainwashing toddlers with religious dogma should be criminal and faith based schools outlawed.

It is because of such practices we have Muslim and redneck mass murderer terrorists, They were brainwashed as children and can not reason or think properly, logic eludes them.

That's why teaching religion to small children is child abuse, it turns them into mentally ill adults who end up either dangerous fanatics or hypocrites.