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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:04 AM

If we have determined that children are not able to have sex, drink, vote...

If we, as a society, have determined that children are mentally/intellectually incapable of making their own decisions about sex, drugs, booze, etc, why is it ok to force religious dogma/ideology onto them before the age of consent?

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Reply If we have determined that children are not able to have sex, drink, vote... (Original post)
cleanhippie Nov 2012 OP
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #1
Fix The Stupid Nov 2012 #2
rug Nov 2012 #5
dimbear Nov 2012 #3
rug Nov 2012 #4
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #6
rug Nov 2012 #7

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:11 AM

1. I can think of several reasons which I don't imply as a complete list...

1) religion gets to choose the age of religious consent/accountability

2) some religions consider themselves to be dealing with almighty eternal salvation, not just the trifling paternalistic interests of persons watching over a temporary mortal existence.

3) it's easy to write on a tabula rosa

4) success with this approach








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Response to Fix The Stupid (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:29 PM

5. Some things can't be fixed.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:18 PM

3. The religion that your parents are or were is so important in determining your own religion that

it's hardly worth considering any other reasons. In other words, it's pretty much a coin flip. And it determines which place you will be sent after death for eternal punishment.

You have to admit that's pretty much fair.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:28 PM

4. Same reason you "force" nationalism, militarism, and civic obedience,

Of course, your comparison is ludicrous.

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Response to rug (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:38 PM

6. Come on, rug, you are better than that.

That is an intellectually lazy response.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:42 PM

7. I can but that's all it calls for.

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