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 tampered with, and their intellects dulled by ancient dogma and superstition.

Imagine if this petition gathers a million supporters. The support will sway many people who at some level realize the corrupt status quo no longer deserves popular support. Of course, I will see that the Pope and all religious leaders around the world are made aware of support for the petition.

Help us make this petition go viral by sharing this link to your friends and social network members. Post information on your blogs and send emails to members of your social networks. Ask them to join the effort. Here is a suggested appeal you can use:

------- FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS -------
Hi,

I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed:

"Stop forcing faith on hapless children"

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop_forcing_faith?e

I really think this is an important cause, and I'd like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It's free and takes less than a minute of your time.

Thanks!

_______________________________________________________________________

Rich Collins
@librehombre

http://www.endhereditaryrelgion.com

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Comment by Realizer on August 6, 2009 at 11:04pm
The saddest part of the childhood brainwashing is that many never get out of the trap they were forced into as kids.......
Comment by Richard J. Collins on August 6, 2009 at 10:45pm
Children are completely at the mercy of the stork. This clueless bird just drops babies down willy nilly and it totally depends upon the religion of the parents which religion the child winds up with. Many for life. There is no better proof of the effectiveness of childhood indoctrination than this fact.
Comment by Trina Hoaks on August 6, 2009 at 9:50pm
Heh... interesting choice of words... "...hapless children..."

Hapless: having no luck

Superstitious... the word seems out of place considering the message. ;)

I will pass this along. :)
Comment by Richard J. Collins on August 6, 2009 at 3:53pm
Thank you very much,
Rich
Comment by Draccataura on August 6, 2009 at 3:15pm
Signed, and posted the link on my Facebook.

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