Show of HandsShow of Hands

droo November 9th, 2014 2:09am

Inspired by Arkansas123: Children need to be taught a religion the same way they need to be taught a language, as both are necessary and to let a chid grow up and decide his/her religion is akin to letting a child grow up and decide his/her language.

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MBachmann John 3.16
11/09/14 5:25 pm

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cowboy Doors of Perception
11/09/14 12:24 pm

It's good to raise children right.

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MBachmann John 3.16
11/09/14 5:22 pm

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thebarr
11/09/14 6:50 am

Couldn't have said it better myself, drooski!

jalapeno verdadero
11/08/14 11:33 pm

Lol what? Religion is not required for day-to-day discourse and interaction, language is. That isn't even apples to oranges, it's apples to antelopes or somethin.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/08/14 11:06 pm

Kid needs to learn a language to be able to communicate and facilitate learning. It doesn't really matter which one. Kid does not need to be taught any religion, they can learn that on their own (or not) whenever (and if) they get inspired to.

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BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
11/08/14 9:12 pm

I attempted to have a conversation with it. I should be reimbursed heavily for my wasted time.

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droo Santa Barbara
11/08/14 9:10 pm

does there need to be a logical reason for these people?

jmw7477 Indiana
11/08/14 8:55 pm

Absolutely not. Language is a way to communicate. It's a way to express wants and needs. It's far more of a necessity than a religion. I don't need to have a religion to ask where the restroom is. I need a language for that.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/08/14 8:29 pm

I think your agreement depends on which religion :P

kermie gaytopia
11/08/14 8:59 pm

I honestly have some trouble believing someone as intelligent as you is so unthinkingly absolutist about stuff like this. Come on, it's a ruse sometimes, right?

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/09/14 1:02 am

Praet, the parents' religion. Parents have the absolute right to direct the education of their children.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/09/14 1:04 am

Kermie, a ruse for what? I don't see your point here.

kermie gaytopia
11/09/14 8:26 am

I'm really not sure except that on the Internet people get to be however and whoever they want to be for effect. I'm sure I react like a caricature sometimes.

blossoming new beginnings
11/08/14 8:06 pm

I disagree with Arkansas123 but rather than ridicule, I get more out of trying to learn from it.

osouless Whats Next
11/08/14 7:22 pm

You don't choose a language lol. You simply decide whether you want to take a stab at one of the other ones.

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KudosToYou California
11/08/14 7:21 pm

5 - Strongly Disagree

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kermie gaytopia
11/08/14 8:58 pm

5 x 7476899542123784007426647488

Arananthi Literal Ninja
11/08/14 7:20 pm

Dafuq? I don't even

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WildRice With a side of sass
11/08/14 9:54 pm

Seriously, it seems like every single one of your comments recently have made me literally laugh out loud... Loud enough to where people ask what was so funny

Maj Worth Economist
11/08/14 10:32 pm

Do you see what I have to put up with?!





(I love it.)

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/08/14 7:15 pm

No, at least one language is necessary as base for everything else you learn, religion is not. However, they should be taught ABOUT religion, and the outline of religion and philosophy in general to make an informed decision.

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Rosebud Ohio
11/08/14 7:13 pm

Communication (aka language) creates civilization. Religion has frequently destroyed it. Not comparable at all.

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BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
11/08/14 7:12 pm

His/her comment in that poll was one of the most ignorant comparisons I've ever read. What a dipshît.

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brenstal Florida
11/08/14 7:12 pm

My parents didn't really talk to me much about religion or take me to church, and I did ok.

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droo Santa Barbara
11/08/14 7:13 pm

I believe that deep down you really are a Christian, and that you are just angry at God. Don't worry- it's just a phase.


God bless.

brenstal Florida
11/08/14 7:17 pm

Is that what that yearning deep in my soul is? I thought I was just craving ice cream.

droo Santa Barbara
11/08/14 7:10 pm

This was Arkansas' thesis for his PhD in Wtfthatdoesntevenmakesenseology. You can find it in Rosebud's most recent poll.

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kermie gaytopia
11/08/14 8:59 pm

So one presumes he found at least some research that backs this up? :/

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/10/14 5:27 pm

LMFAO @ WTFthatdoesntevenmakesenseology. I want to study that

droo Santa Barbara
11/08/14 7:12 pm

Why do you disagree with basic logic?

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
11/08/14 7:15 pm

I'm a godless sinner. What did you expect?

droo Santa Barbara
11/08/14 7:19 pm

I'll pray for you.

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
11/08/14 7:22 pm

I'll see you both in Hell. I'll be the guy roasting marshmallows.


If it were a real place I mean.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/10/14 5:29 pm

^^^I'll bring the chocolate & Graham crackers. I'm dying for a s'more

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
11/10/14 5:30 pm

Well, hell is starting to sound like an awesome place!