All Discussions Tagged 'children' (31)

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Advice to secular parents for religious holidays and kids from a wise secular mom

This might be a duplicate if the first one is restored: The attached are 20 pp from a book by a wise and thoughtful secular mom on how to…

Started by eric stone

1 Jan 31
Reply by jay H

People who oppose using pretty holidays like Xmas to sell slavery to children are not grinches

Xmas is a children's holiday.  Nowadays its chief function is to sell kids on the notion of a fairy-tale god who is looking out for them an…

Started by eric stone

3 Dec 24, 2015
Reply by eric stone

What to say to theist who asks you "what if God revealed Himself to you?"

Tell him/her that you would have to start killing everyone who violated the Sabbath and all disrespectful children, and if your were a Musl…

Started by eric stone

20 Jul 28, 2015
Reply by Michael Penn

U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.

That according to a Daily KOS story citing the 2015 State of the World's Mothers report prepared by Save the Children. Adding insult to inj…

Started by tom sarbeck

9 May 6, 2015
Reply by Idaho Spud

The anti-Disney book that really needs to be written for kids

You know kids that the princesses, princes, kings and queens that you see in movies like Frozen and Cinderella were beautiful and handsome…

Started by eric stone

77 Mar 25, 2015
Reply by sk8eycat

The Wisdom of a Prelate

Interestingly, in an article about the reception of the Pope by millions in The Philippines, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune ran this AP sideba…

Started by Bertold Brautigan

31 Jan 19, 2015
Reply by Patricia

A Child's Bill of Rights

The following, without an author's name, appeared on the internet in its early years. When children live with criticism, they learn to cond…

Started by tom sarbeck

6 Jan 8, 2015
Reply by Plinius

Entitlements, Who is entitled to the land?

"Israel is our homeland  ...  we had  no homeland for thousands of years...." Does this statement give anyone else a sick feeling? I have n…

Started by Joan Denoo

14 Sep 18, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn

BBC article - Study: Religious children are less able to distinguish fantasy from reality

This study from Boston University goes into the impact of religion and thinking later on in life. The defence for the "imaginative" nature…

Started by Christopher Cosgrove

1 Jul 30, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn

Inoculating children against religion

Hi everyone, this is my first discussion here. Pleased to meet you all! I'm a father of two young kids. The older one is in early grade sc…

Started by B Fletcher

16 Mar 21, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn



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