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Joan Denoo liked Richard J. Collins's discussion Second annual protest against hereditary religion coming soon
Nov 28, 2012
Loren Miller replied to Richard J. Collins's discussion Second annual international protest against hereditary religion coming soon in the group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"And men tend to raise their children in their own image..."
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James M. Martin replied to Richard J. Collins's discussion Second annual international protest against hereditary religion coming soon in the group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"For verily, the child is father to the man. "
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Second annual international protest against hereditary religion coming soon

The custom of forcing faith on vulnerable children is an affront to our notion of fairness and is simply a holdover from archaic ideas of patriarchy supported by institutional religions as a way of gaining or maintaining control of family life. There are many legal experts that now advocate changing the whole notion of parental prerogatives. Children are most certainly not the property of their parents to do with as they wish. Moreover, international law now recognizes children as person's in…See More
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Second annual protest against hereditary religion coming soon

The custom of forcing faith on vulnerable children is an affront to our notion of fairness and is simply a holdover from archaic ideas of patriarchy supported by institutional religions as a way of gaining or maintaining control of family life. There are many legal experts that now advocate changing the whole notion of parental prerogatives. Children are most certainly not the property of their parents to do with as they wish. Moreover, international law now recognizes children as person's in…See More
Nov 23, 2012
Richard J. Collins commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post Why Religion Is Bad For Humans And Other Living Creatures? Part I
"Don't forget to mention the unethical indoctrination of vulnerable children."
Oct 17, 2011
Richard J. Collins replied to Matthew's discussion Why do I feel judged everywhere I go? in the group Recovering from Religion
"Here is some of the best advice I have ever encountered which was written by HambyDammit who also lives in the bible belt. http://www.endhereditaryreligion.com/2009/03/im-not-christian/   You can find other tips on how to live an inspired life…"
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Foundation Beyond Belief is a charitable and educational foundation created to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanistic generosity and to support nontheistic parent education.
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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 Amazon.com 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 exchristian.net 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 27 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 11:33am on August 6, 2009, A Former Member said…
Richard, please consider joining my new group HERCULANEUM: A PLACE FOR MEN. Herculaneum is a group where men can discuss and explore the ideas, goals, demands, ethics, sexuality, and nature of manhood and masculinity. It is a place where we are free to be ourselves, and discuss the issues most important to our identities as men.

I have already started two discussions to get us going: How do we define manhood in the 21st century? and Rites of Passage: A Lost Ritual?.

This is a private group, and discussions can be viewed by members only. Membership is open to men only. Please check it out.
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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