"Absolutely. I wish I could get the idiots in my family to understand this and stop taking my 6 and 8 year old granddaughters to Sunday school. I tell my granddaughters that religion and god are all made up by grownups to control people and they…"
"Spud, when I was raising my kid with my first wife, neither my wife nor I were anything that you'd call "religious" ... and yet at one point, she talked about getting our daughter baptized. I instantly said NO. I…"
"Forcing religion on children is child abuse. However, the abuse doesn't necessarily come from the parents or sunday school teachers. A lot of them were brainwashed as well.
My parents were very caring and loving people who did the…"
"I didn't just lump categories together. In a fundy household ANY thing is usefulto break a woman's strength. And the homosexual overtones are clear. But what you'd see most in a male fundy is narcism; they really make themselves…"
"Okay, the obedient, submissive, inferiority thing I sort of get. Pushing a woman into her place is a very Christian thing to do.
What about the stupid and ugly thing, though?
Or am I reading that wrong? Is the first bit of your list,…"
"Chris, such stories as this make me weep. Do you have children? If so, how have you brought them up? My wife and I brought up our three children as good, loving, responsible, friendly, world-caring atheists.
Our parents were quiet harmless,…"
"It ís child abuse! I never minded hell or heaven very much - the daily struggle in my fundy parents' house was bad enough. They were convinced that a xtian woman should be obedient, submissive, and constantly aware of her…"
"I whole heartedly agree with both Mark and Loren. As a matter of fact, this was an issue that I discussed in detail with a friend recently. Children are so completely susceptible to indoctrination to any idea presented them by a trusting adult.…"
"Some years ago here on A|N, a guy related a story about how he was pulled out of church service because his five-year-old son was freaking out in Sunday school. You get three guesses as to what the subject of that day's lesson was. …"