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12-17-2015 7:09 PM
Should we ban the indoctrination and brainwashing of children by religions? Is it child abuse?
Islam begins their indoctrination and brainwashing of their children by early memorizing of the Qur’an, even before their children know the meaning of what they are reading. Recently, in the U.K., some Muslim schools have been closed for preaching anti-Semitism.
Christianity also indoctrinates and brainwashes their children from a young age into their belief systems.
I see all of this indoctrination and proselytizing to children as going against the free will choice of children, when they are older, to choose religion or not, as well as their choice of a religion for it’s moral and ethical views as compared to their indoctrinated and possibly brainwashed choice based on what the father and mother believe in.
Be they political or religious views, parents do have some right to try to have their children follow in their footsteps. I do wonder though if indoctrination and or brainwashing of our children should be allowed to the degree that we allow it.
This thread was born of my viewing the first link and listening to a woman complain about non-Muslims praying in a mosque. Perhaps a valid point since that action was not stated in the agenda. I admit to not knowing if she was Christian or not but her, --- oh my God, --- exclamation made me wonder what Christians thought of this issue of indoctrination and or brainwashing of children since they do it to their own.
Some apologists, like Christopher Hitchens, have termed such teachings as abuse of children.
Which religion, Islam or Christianity, is hurting their children the most?
Should we ban the indoctrination and brainwashing of all children by religions?