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25
41
Parents Rights! They Have The Right To Choose!
Debate Score:66
Arguments:65
Total Votes:69
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Should Parents Be Able To Force Their Kids To Be The Parents Religion?

Parents Rights!

Side Score: 25
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They Have The Right To Choose!

Side Score: 41
-1 points

I think that you should follow your parents religion until you are old enough to pay your own bills and take care of your self in this cruel world without the help of your parents... (And for the record I am a child that is cared for by my parents

-Pasqual-365

Side: Parents Rights!
AveSatanas(4437) Disputed
5 points

What does paying bills and taking care of yourself have to do with what you believe in? That was a totally nonsensical answer. I dont think any parent has any right to force their child into believing whatever they believe just because they have dominion over the child till the age of 18. Age 14 is the age where a child develops critical thinking skills, they should decide for themselves as soon as their able, not as soon as their parents let them.

Side: They Have The Right To Choose!
2 points

I agree, Ave. :)

Side: They Have The Right To Choose!
5 points

Children should be able to believe whatever they want to and the parents should agree on that as well. I think forcing the child to believe in their religion is bad because you shouldn't have to force them to believe. It's up to the child to choose that belief system or not.

Side: They Have The Right To Choose!
2 points

Freedom of belief is a right. .

Side: They Have The Right To Choose!
warrior(1854) Disputed
1 point

I believe the exact language use in the Constitution is "freedom of Religion" being that you have the right to be any religion that you chose. Unfortunately I don't see how it allows for the lack there of. Being that Atheism is by its very nature not a religion. Just saying.

Side: Parents Rights!
libertyFTW(213) Disputed
1 point

Freedom Of Religion simply means freedom of belief, Atheism was not around at the time but if anything the founding fathers would be very much in support of it!

Side: They Have The Right To Choose!
zephyr20x6(2387) Disputed
1 point

You can't have freedom of religion without freedom from religion. If one is forced to have a religion but they don't want to be a part of religion is their choice in religion completely free? If I offer you a variety of soda, but you don't want soda, does that mean that you have freedom over r choice of soda? Secondly how is one not being religious harmful towards you?

Side: They Have The Right To Choose!
0 points

Do you want your kids to freely believe in the devil and rebellion and hard drugs and sex and money?

Side: Parents Rights!
1 point

I was raised Catholic and as a kid, I was more inclined to believe in the devil because I was told I had to be Catholic and to stop asking questions about the church. I was fortunate to have a supportive mother who fought for me to be able to break away from the church. The kids have to make their own mistakes on some things, and not believing in the parent's religion does not automatically mean they will turn to drugs and sex. Raise them well, and religion or no religion, they can make decisions against that. Raise them poorly, and they may pretend to be whatever religion and still engage in negative activities. But forcing them to be a religion they don't believe in is not the way to help them find a faith.

Side: They Have The Right To Choose!
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
1 point

Yes, children should rebel its part of growing up, hard drugs, sex and money never did me any harm, the first two are a good way to make the last. On a serious note though I've educated my kid on drugs, sex and money the good sides and the bad sides so they know what's what about life. Lack of education on these things is how we end up with teenage pregnancies and overdoses etc. I had to educate myself about these things, I was lucky didn't have too many problems and survived can't say the same for some friends though.

Side: They Have The Right To Choose!

My father and mother don't force me into Christianity. I chose to be a Christian, Just like other people should choose whatever they want to believe in. Parents who force their kids into religion or any other belief (even atheism) is wrong. Kids should have the right to believe what ever they want. Even if they are just children and living under their parent(s) roof.

Side: They Have The Right To Choose!

Freedom of Religion is a basic human right. Because my parent's haven't tried to influence my religion I have been able to choose the belief that I feel is right for me.

Side: They Have The Right To Choose!

A child should be exposed to all various religions and science and be left to decide for themselves, Richard Dawkins put this best

Side: They Have The Right To Choose!