I remember being a Sunday school and them telling me that god could see every thing I did and thought. I would go to hell if I thought bad things or did bad things. I remember being terrified. Its like being scared that a drunk parent is going to come home and beat you because their drunk and in a bad mood. Yes I think its child abuse.
My experience exactly. Realising what's real has been a slow process, but I'm glad that I no longer have any lingering thoughts about the existence of xtian (or any) god; quite happy to know there's no afterlife, no judgment day, nothing supernatural.
Thank you... Yes, it IS child abuse, plain and simple... To terrify (and thereby limit) a young developing mind can not be viewed and/or justified any other way! There is NO other environment in the world where
that type of fear mongering is tolerated at all, let alone considered "acceptable".
My 2 daughters were raised in an Atheist home that eschewed mythology, magic, ghost, goblins and things that go bump in the night. My 4 grandchildren are also not burdened with religious tripe.
Putting the "fear of god" into children's mind is, in fact, abuse.
my wife and I agreed that we would not introduce our unborn child to any religion or belief. She is a beautiful woman now with children of her own and many friends. I believe we made the correct decision.