Saturday, August 25, 2012
Brainwashing Kids at a Younger Age
One thing needs to be addressed right away: does no one else find it a little hypocritical that atheists consider teaching religion to kids "brainwashing" yet this camp somehow doesn't count as brainwashing?
But getting more to the point: are we to believe that we should be taking these children seriously? Believe it or not, I think we should. Why? I can tell these children are looking for answers; even the Bible calls on us to "test all things." In this case, it's not so much they're atheists; rather it's their shutting themselves off at such a young age to any possibility that Christianity might very well have a better answer than atheism.
I applaud some of the kids who have a Bible at home and want to read it, but overall I still blame their parents and the adults at the camp for the negative attitudes these children have. According to Camp Quests own website, one of their missions is to "Demonstrate atheism and humanism as positive, family-friendly worldviews."
First of all, atheism is NOT family friendly. Second, most atheists don't even have their own families because third, they don't even bother marrying or having kids. (Another side note: notice in the video they mention the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Clearly, they don't care for any thought that disagrees with the camp.)
I must ask how lazy these parents are if they let their children believe whatever they want. What if the children want to believe their parents are walking piles of dung? Would they like that?
Here's what I would do with the kids: I would sit them down and explain to them what atheism has always entailed, which would include graphic photos of what atheists have brought to the world. I know that sounds a bit harsh, but these kids seem to not understand what they're asking for. I don't want to dismiss them all as idiots, but if they stay on this path, I might have no choice.