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This is a children's book enforcing atheist beliefs. Just interested to see what you think? Is it right? Is it wrong?
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I think that's it's important that children are exposed to all sorts of beliefs, not sure about the book though...
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The answer would kind of depend on what the book actually says.

But in principle, I think it's a good idea to teach kids that athiesm is "an option". I, for instance, spent half my primary school life thinking that Christianity was fact...
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(Original post by Magdatrix >_<)
The answer would kind of depend on what the book actually says.

But in principle, I think it's a good idea to teach kids that athiesm is "an option". I, for instance, spent half my primary school life thinking that Christianity was fact...
The book does not portray atheism as an option, but rather enforces the belief that gods do not exist. I have nothing against atheism, but enforcing atheist beliefs on young children is no different than enforcing theist belief, especially before a child has even began to grasp the concepts of religious philosophy.
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If it's trying to enforce a principle on them then it's not teaching them to think for themselves. A better book would be 'Religion, Atheism and Agnosticism: The Young Independent's Guide To Belief' or something with that ring to it.
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(Original post by guglemugle)
The book does not portray atheism as an option, but rather enforces the belief that gods do not exist. I have nothing against atheism, but enforcing atheist beliefs on young children is no different than enforcing theist belief, especially before a child has even began to grasp the concepts of religious philosophy.
Couldn't say it better myself. This is an incredibly important point that so many people don't realise.
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(Original post by guglemugle)


This is a children's book enforcing atheist beliefs. Just interested to see what you think? Is it right? Is it wrong?
Of course it's right. Other beliefs get literature for kids, Atheism should get one too.
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