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Soliciting personal narratives

Hello to all,

In my conversation with parents at the Parenting Forum that has been ongoing for 18 months some facts are starting to emerge. By comparing the statements parents make with regard to forcing faith on their children against personal narratives posted on web sites like we can see that parents are clueless about how the process is affecting their children. Conversely, children are not sophisticated enough to formulate arguments so anything they try to… Continue

Added by Richard J. Collins on August 28, 2009 at 2:12pm — 2 Comments

New gambit -- Petition to end forcing faith on children

This week I created a petition on iPetition which asks people to support the end of childhood religious indoctrination. The petition is a tool to excite interest and get people thinking about one of the most profound changes we can envision to fortify the rights of children around the world and to more carefully define the role of parents.

My vision of children recognizes them as persons having rights and among the most important of these is the right to not have their precious minds… Continue

Added by Richard J. Collins on August 6, 2009 at 11:04am — 25 Comments

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