Pharyngula

Indoctrination?

You know, people don’t believe me when I say I don’t give my kids weekly or daily instruction about atheism, but it’s true: my daughter asked for my videos of “The Root of All Evil?” and “The God Who Wasn’t There” for the first time the other day, and I let her watch them. She has posted her reaction.

The sure sign that I didn’t tell her what to think is that she likes the idea of the Brights movement, which I’ve curled up my lip at from the beginning. She also thinks Dawkins could have been a bit tougher. Uh-oh—if you think I’m ornery, wait until the next generation takes over.

Comments

  1. #1 ERV
    November 30, 2006

    I like the Humanism movement more than the Brights (love how its anti-magic-healing-stones and subtly points out how inhumane popular religions are), but Im with her on Dawkins not being tough enough in ‘Root of All Evil.’

    *high-fives-Skatje*

  2. #2 DigitalLifeform
    November 30, 2006

    Speaking or Prof Dawkins, does anyone have any idea why his foundation website (www.richarddawkins.net) has been unavailable all day today?

  3. #3 llewelly
    December 1, 2006

    I was raised by my devoutly Mormon mother, my devoutly Mormon grandparents (on my father’s side) and my mother’s devoutly Mormon friends. I learned everything that I could about the Book Of Mormon, the Bible, the lives of the Mormon prophets, and Mormon doctrine. Joesph Smith Jr. made me an atheist. (Dawkins, eat your heart out.)

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