Take a look at this poor kid.
Now, I recognise that a simple reaction is to hate and ridicule him. But let's be honest. He's too young and certainly to ill educated form his own opinion. In fact, he states clearly that he's been educated by Kent Hovind.
Any atheists watching this know immediately what I am talking about when I refer to the religious abuse of children by indoctrination - and no, I am not talking of the Catholic Church's payment methods for their unquenchable thirst for child sex slaves. I'm talking about the abuse of the mind.
Now theists, this kid is suffering from the abuse we talk about. He's got no idea of what he's talking about and such a passionate belief, almost certainly based on fear, that erupts into hatred and virtually assures he will spend his whole life under the yoke of barbarous ideas with his ability to think critically well and truly switched off. Do you see what we mean when we refer to child indoctrination as abuse?
Most theists at this point will probably be in agreement that this kid is abused but will be saying "But I wasn't abused like that, religion has been good for me". The truth is that if you were indoctrinated as a child then you simply aren't aware of the balkanising effects it has had on you and the large spanner that has been firmly lodged in the working of your critical faculties - just as this kid isn't.
I hope that some of you will at least think about whether or not I have a point.
End the indoctrination of children now. Let them learn enough about the world to choose their own beliefs once they are mature enough to do so. If you really have faith in the truth of your position then what do you have to fear by letting them mature enough to understand it before forcing it upon them?
(Hat Tip: Atheist Perspective)
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