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Is Religious Indoctrination of Children Abuse?
Religious indoctrination of children is not abuse.
Religious indoctrination is a form of cultural protection.
Some religions require that parents raise their children in that religion.
Parents pass on to their children the things they believe to be true about the world--their understanding of science, their worldviews, etc. If they also believe in a God, it makes sense for them to pass that along, as well.
Religion gives children values and morals.
Religious indoctrination is a reasonable step by parents who are looking out for their child's immortal soul.
Children indoctrinated into religion can be put under severe psychological trauma due to feeling what their parents and communities would describe as sin.
It is a man-made construct designed to control society.
Indoctrinating children from birth into supernatural beliefs subverts their ability to reason and discover the nature of reality.
The present system of religious indoctrination is divisive and narrow in its outlook, making it harmful to the individual and also for the society.
People are so brainwashed from birth by religion that they cannot break away from its hold - it affects their thinking/being in every way.
The government requires that a person must be at least 18 to vote. By setting a minimum age our government believes that anyone younger doesn’t have the knowledge, wisdom, or life experience to pick what’s best. The same should apply to religion.
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