Evil of Religion: Get’em While They’re Young

Religion hurts children in many unrealized ways such as not knowing fantasy from reality. As a study highlights children exposed to religion have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction. (to read more) To more deeply understand the problem of child indoctrination you must understand child development psychology toward animistic thinking. You may wonder what animistic thinking is. As it relates to psychology, animistic magical thinking for instance was a part of Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. When children are not born believers but at ages under 8 do not yet understand concrete logic and cannot mentally grasp or analyze with critical thinking the world around them, they tend to creatively interject irrational beliefs seeing things, phenomenon, experiences or events in reality from a superstitious and/or supernaturalistic thinking mix of magical, animistic, or “nonnatural” conceptions of significance, causality, meaning or of beingness. The psychology expressed by animistic thinking is characterized by the child’s belief that inanimate objects, for current example, dolls, possess desires, beliefs, and feelings in a similar way that the child does. A child is showing animistic thinking when they explain that a stuffed toy wants to talk to them, protect them, and loves them. Can you see why religions so desperately feel the need to push religion on children for it is at such an age they hold a natural inclination to non-natural beliefs? If no one were presented a religion until 18 years old, there would likely be little religion in the world. By Damien Marie AtHope Reference 1   A child to me can no more choose a religion than a political party. In highly religious families...

Lovestyle or Lifestyle Options

Monogamy: A valid choice that seldom works. Monogamy is what society teaches is “right” and those disagreeing tend to hide. Cyclic monogamy: 1. A relationship in which a person has several partners, and spends a set period of time with each partner, during which time he is sexually involved only with that partner. 2. Sociology Serial monogamy. Commentary: In the case of Def. 1, there have been several recorded cases in which a person, usually a man, has a job or life which requires regular travel, and maintains romantic partners in separate cities. Generally speaking, these partners do not know about one another, and each believes that the relationship is monogamous, though this is not always so; in some cases, some or all of the partners know of the existence of the other partners. Singles in Intimate Networks: Those wanting to remain more independent or who have not yet found anyone they want to be in a “couple” relationship with. Primary “couple” type relationship means someone you live with daily and share finances. (Friends with benefits) Emotional Fidelity (Open relationship): A belief or practice that emotional intimacy or love must be kept exclusive to a particular relationship, though sexual activity or other forms of physical intimacy may occur outside that relationship. Commentary: Some swingers practice emotional fidelity. Monoamory: In practice, it means essentially the same thing as monogamy, though it is sometimes applied to a person who self-identifies as monogamous but is involved in a romantic relationship with a person who self-defines as polyamorous. Open Couples (Partner swapping): Swinging as an example where you share sexually with others as...

Religious Thinking Holds No Credibility

The World’s First Temple “Göbekli Tepe” Turkey’s 12,000-year-old stone circles were the spiritual center of a nomadic people. Around 12,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent, which includes Turkey, expressed ideas that mirror even, if only in a small part, most of today’s modern religious or spiritual myths. Religions as we think of them today, if true, would have come as full packaged things and not things more akin to playing with Legos and their ability to add and remove pieces. Religions today with their several long hidden patterns of group superstitions are developed creations. Thus, current religious thinking holds little more credibility than superstitions of our ancestors, you know the ones we think are laughable. By Damien Marie AtHope...