In my mind, that would be dependent on what your belief is and how it is taught. In other words, simply raising a child in the traditions of a particular religion does not amount to brainwashing to me. I think where indoctrination enters that realm, is when those traditions are taught in such a way that leads a child to despise those of differing faiths, races and/or nationalities.So, why would raising your kids with your believe would be brainwashing?
Yeah, I do my best work when I'm not even trying.A sight to behold I'd wager. Well, if anybody could pull that off......
Hi, 178Kristy. Welcome to the forum. What research are you referring to? Is there a source you could quote? I'm Christian myself and have been married to a Hindu woman for nearly 30 years. Her niece is also married to a Christian man. They've been together for going on 20 years now and have a teenage son.But research shows couples with different religion views split up more...
Biblically it says to marry someone with the same belief so my church and I have no such problems to comment on this.
To an extent. Your position seems to elevate intent over consequence? No mater the consequences if the intent was good the act was good?Isn’t it the choice of the parents what they learn their children and the choice of their children what they believe?
I don't think the question is whether the kids want to do or learn something... it is what they are being 'forced' to learn that is in question.To stay a little on topic... saying that it’s child abuse to force kids in doing things they don’t like to do, is almost calling parenting child abuse. Parents force their kids to eat, drinks and go to school just because kids are supposed to do such things and those are important things to be a sufficient adult in the future. I can understand that people have struggles with parents forcing their children to learn religious stuff and all. But on the other side: the parents do what they think would save their children and what’s necessarily for them to become good adults. Isn’t it the choice of the parents what they learn their children and the choice of their children what they believe?
How about racism, it is the choice of the parent to teach that some minorities are inferior right? It is the choice of the parent to teach that some religions teach hate, therefor we should hate them... Would it make sense to teach children roman mythology as truth?
Quite. It's difficult to police what goes on inside the family home. All the more poignant today with this discoveryBut I can’t see a way to avoid parents teaching their kids racism or roman mythologie, even tho it’s bad or doesn’t make sense.
The state has the right, and the state supersedes the individual.Who would tell them to not teach their children that? Then somebody has to decide for the parents what’s best for their children and what they are not aloud to do. And that person has to decide what teachings are racist and which are not. But isn’t that against the freedom of the parents?
Very difficult for a school to say your parents are bringing you up the wrong way. Then again, the school might be the source of the problem.I think school has a major influence on all of this to sort out the good behaviour and the bad.
Parents are not free, any more than the individual is free, within the state. It all depends on what freedoms the state allows (and how bonkers the state is).But I do think that parents are free to teach their children according to their own believe and thinking path and that it would be very hard to restrict parents in what they can learn to their children.