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It is I like depressed kids
Debate Score:101
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Atheism is child abuse



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I like depressed kids

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Religion is child abuse.............................................................................................

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If you intentionally give a child no hope, you are a cruel heartless bastard. Why would you have a kid just to teach them their is no purpose or meaning and that they may be dead in 20 years? It is mindless...

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Hello bront:

Nahhh... Feeding your children fantasy about a skydaddy is wrong, wrong, wrong..

excon

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1)If skydaddy is true, then atheism is not only wrong, but it comes with a price.

2)I've met Atheists who send their kids to church because they want them to have something that they do not have.

3)Church leads to strong relationships that you cannot get otherwise.

4)Children with no hope don't get to be innocent happy kids.

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AlofRI(1839) Disputed
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I, as an Atheist WOULD send my kids to church ... or at least not object to it. I would want them to make up their own minds! Unlike a Christian who would TAKE his kids to church to make certain they received proper indoctrination. I would tell them to listen and THINK, not take every word as ... um ... gospel!

Yeah, "Church leads to strong relationships you wouldn't get otherwise." Kind of like our Vice Prez who wont be in a room with another woman alone. It shows his fear of what might happen, his sick thoughts, it seems to me! His "relationship" to self control seems a bit shaky.

I have one "kid" that is a staunch Baptist, another that married and turned Catholic, two others that run closer to MY thoughts. All are "happy kids", if you can call 47 to nearly 60 "kids". I admit, one is not as happy because "Skydaddy" took away her husband of one year with cancer. Not very nice of him! Oh, and the other that skydaddy has blessed with cancer, (That's the Baptist, a "gift" from heaven for her "devotion", I guess.)

I made up my mind that skydaddy was a myth long ago because I could find NO evidence ... other than the written word of MAN ... still looking, still can't find anything that would give ME a "strong relationship" to church. Not even a weak one.

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excon(4375) Disputed
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Hello again, bront:

IF I was 6'9", I'd be playing for the NBA.

excon

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beastforever(464) Disputed Banned
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children with no hope?? why can't they be happy? kids are gonna be happy whether there is god or not. isn't that obvious?? it is only when we become adults(teenage and later, once the brain is capable of thinking about issues such as this) that people actually start thinking about religion and god. in fact, kids who know that there's no skydaddy watching over them, would have an advantage of solely relying on themselves and their abilities, in turn, making them more successful since they believe they need to work, and for those moments when they actually feel bad and when people would generally pray or do things to get through, they would be doing things rationally to get them out of the situation, rather than just crying and whining.

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Atrag(5191) Clarified
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So it is kind of like teaching children about Santa?

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Nope. Instead, a God which would send someone to hell just because their parents did not teach them about a specific religion is who commits the child abuse.

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Citation needed.

We'll need chapter and verse as well. No?

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stswebb(73) Banned
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What a refreshingly intelligent young girl. Accepting that there's no life after death may not be pretty (although personally I'm glad that there's no evidence for an omnipotent being who monitors your entire life 24-7 and who will never allow you to be truly alone) but it's far more intellectually honest than bringing a deity into the equation simply because you selfishly think that your life must have some special meaning to it.

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Yeah it's great. Here, we brought you into the world. Would you like a suicide pill now or later when life gets tougher?

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stswebb(73) Disputed Banned
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What exactly your message means I have no idea, but I must say that I find it rather sad that you can't seem to find any meaning of your own in life and that you have to believe in a sky daddy in order to think that life is worth living. Not surprising, of course, but still sad.

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Your face is child abuse.

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Oh look. Another multi account. Off ya go.

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Another ridiculously biased debate with biased answers. It's obvious you want to further your agenda but you may as well be less obvious about it.

I was raised as an atheist and to be honest, it was hardly ever something we talked about. It didn't bother me that there was most likely no afterlife; I accepted that happily, and was more concerned with getting as much out of my life before I died, since I couldn't guarantee I was going to be reincarnated, go to live in the clouds etc.

When my grandparents and people I knew died, I didn't need to be consoled with a story about how they were going to heaven. I accepted they were gone and was sad for a time, but it didn't depress me.

On the other hand, I know people who were raised in very religious households and were threatened with hell for their misbehaviour, or told their dead friends and relatives were going to hell. As someone who converted to Christianity in my mid-teens but later fell away from the faith, I understand very well how that can instil a huge amount of terror in someone (and I was 16/17, imagine what that does to a child of six or seven).

I think it's bad for a child to raise them in anything dogmatic. You can raise them as a Christian, an atheist, hell you can raise them to be Democrat or a UKIP supporter. But what is far more damaging to a kid is stunting their emotional and logical intelligence by not allowing them to question things.

When I argued the case for God's existence, I would be shut down and insulted by my family. That's bad. But most atheist families don't do this, just as most religious families are perfectly happy for their child to make their own choices, and are there just to guide.

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lmao there's no way that atheism is child abuse. if it is, then religion should be considered child abuse too which it isn't. ridiculous. not believing in god is in no way abusive

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Atheism is not believing in any mythology...it doesn't even assume that you teach your kids that there's no god. How can a stance on religion be child abuse?

Simple answer: It can't.

Now...teaching your child that you don't believe in a god? Why, that's almost as abusive as taking away their hope for Santa Claus!

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