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Soliciting personal narratives

Posted on August 28, 2009 at 2:12pm 2 Comments

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

New gambit -- Petition to end forcing faith on children

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 11:04am 25 Comments

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

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At 1:57pm on August 17, 2009, The Good Atheist said…
Thanks for adding me to your friends list Richard. I'm Jake by the way.
At 10:24am on August 8, 2009, SecularHumanBN said…
Hi Richard, Thank you for "friend requesting" me. There are so many groups out there, that it is hard to know which ones to join. It helps when people welcome the newbies to the group. I hope to make more friends here, as time goes on. :)
At 9:33am on February 22, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Highly commendable, the work that you are doing.
Too many children get a nonsensical religion forced on them when young, either by parents, school, or synagogue, church or mosque etc. I have written much about this.
Welcome to the group "Origins" that you have just joined.
At 7:52pm on November 2, 2008, Khemisi said…
Welcome and pleased to meet you too. Feel free to leave comments at your leisure. Peace. Khemisi
At 3:53am on August 19, 2008, Kali Pani said…
hi Richard, thanks for your reply. Just joined your facebook group + I'm in the process of reading your blog entries. Keep it up!
At 3:53am on July 22, 2008, Kali Pani said…
hi Richard, thanks a lot for adding me. Your name sounded familiar, so I checked up facebook, noted that you are my fb-friend. Cool, you're on this network too. Keep up your good work (counteracting child-brainwashing, massive kudos)! Greetings from Germany!!!



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