Comments on: Germany opts not to ban children’s “anti-religious” book http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/07/germany-decides-not-to-ban-childrens-anti-religious-book/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mark Meadows http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/07/germany-decides-not-to-ban-childrens-anti-religious-book/comment-page-1/#comment-2468 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 11:42:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/07/germany-decides-not-to-ban-childrens-anti-religious-book/#comment-2468 Children should be allowed to learn about atheism as much as other religions. Even in a country with a christian heritage I think Religious Education should be divided equally between lessons about Christianity, Islam, Judism, atheism, Hinduism, Buddhism and the rest.
A child should be left to make up it’s own mind (when he/she matures) and not given the religion of its parents.
Richard Dawkins says labelling children as ‘a Muslim child’ or ‘a protestant child’ is ludicrous and is a form of child abuse.
He may have gone a bit far but his point is demonstrated thus. If we called a child a ‘socialist child’ or a ‘monetarist child’ people would think we were mad.

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By: Not Religious http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/07/germany-decides-not-to-ban-childrens-anti-religious-book/comment-page-1/#comment-2356 Fri, 21 Mar 2008 19:28:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/07/germany-decides-not-to-ban-childrens-anti-religious-book/#comment-2356 I meant “would not.”

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By: Not Religious http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/07/germany-decides-not-to-ban-childrens-anti-religious-book/comment-page-1/#comment-2355 Fri, 21 Mar 2008 19:28:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/07/germany-decides-not-to-ban-childrens-anti-religious-book/#comment-2355 If these were stereotypes, we would have Muslims rioting against *cartoons*, Catholic Church paying billions to settle sex abuse claims, and Israelis taking land from people that had lived on it for hundreds or thousands of years.

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