All lovers of TRUE “Thinking Freedom” should oppose the force of hereditary religion!

If religion is about what is true, why do so many feel the need to force it?

Freedom of Religion, not Coercive Hereditary Religion
 
I am for letting kids decide their stance on religions for themselves. And as children can’t think without magical explanations until around 7 years old, it must be after then but I would like 18 years old before they feel they actually are choosing to freely decide or at least after reaching a teenage as is the standard in the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution which prohibits states and the federal government from denying the right to vote once a citizen reaches 18 years old. I think that both the issue of age of intellectual consent ability and the self-directed right of a child to make this choice freely is also an important child rights issue in both freedoms of speech and a citizen’s self-chosen right to religious liberty choices in the freedom of religion issue. Moreover, in the United States, freedom of religion is a constitutionally protected right provided in the religion clauses of the First Amendment. So too religious civil liberties are guaranteed by the First Amendment is being violated when a parent is using force indoctrination on a child. removing the child’s right to freely choose or choose not to have a religion at all, as should be guaranteed them as an American citizen of the United States and generally speaking by being born in the United States or one of its territories the “acquisition” of citizenship has occurred thus one is a legal citizen at birth thus rights are deserved from birth, not after one leaves a parent as a young adult after 18 years old. Thus, to me, coercive hereditary religion is most often an expression of a rights violation against children who have an equal birthright citizenship involved under the religion clauses of the First Amendment just as the parents would if they are also citizens of the United States. However, I believe this or a similar standard was adopted all over the world and not just limited to the United States, freedom of religion and first amendment freedom of speech. According to a study of The Global Religious Landscape by the Pew Research Center, nearly three-quarters (73%) of the world’s religious people live in countries in which their religious group makes up a majority of the population. So, religious persuasion belief, is more likely, to connect to aspects attributed to hereditary religion than a matter of a chosen “Thinking Freedom” belief based on some valid and reliable justification of truth. And, to me, a great majority of why we have religions can largely be attributed to hereditary religion (someone in power forcing religion on a child). Why hereditary religion does so well the world over is in its victims it learned “Authority bias“, “Illusion of truth effect”, “Status quo bias“, “Anchoring bias”, “Confirmation bias” and “Post-purchase rationalization.”

Authority bias: “The tendency to attribute greater accuracy to the opinion of an authority figure (unrelated to its content) and be more influenced by that opinion.”

Illusion of truth effect: “That people are more likely to identify as true statements those they have previously heard (even if they cannot consciously remember having heard them), regardless of the actual validity of the statement. In other words, a person is more likely to believe a familiar statement than an unfamiliar one.”

Status quo bias: “The tendency to like things to stay relatively the same (see also loss aversion, endowment effect, and system justification).”

Anchoring bias: “The tendency to rely too heavily on the first piece of information offered (the “anchor”) when making decisions and anchoring also occurs when individuals use an initial piece of information to make subsequent judgments. Once an anchor is set, other judgments are made by adjusting away from that anchor, and there is a bias toward interpreting other information around the anchor. For example, the initial price offered for a religion sets the standard for the rest of the negotiations, so that prices lower than the initial price seem more reasonable even if they are still higher than what the car is really worth.

Confirmation bias: “The tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions.”

Post-purchase rationalization: “The tendency to persuade oneself through rational argument that a purchase was good value.”

Sorce: List of cognitive biases


Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems


I am Anti-Hereditary religion

To me, a general expression of what I see as hereditary religion, is a parent telling a child their religion is “ABC-whatever” and forcing this unchosen belief by the child on the child until they to say they believe as told. You know, like almost all religious parents do all over the world, all the while claiming the religion and or god(s) are a chosen belief when it’s just agreement to ones in power they accept as their own with little thinking in general but most defiantly if said religion is pushed on the magical thinking minds of children under 7 who tend to appeal to animism thinking, hypothesis, and conclusions when they are unsure or being creative.

Marquis Amon: “A child can not understand religion until the age of 7 when the mind is developed enough to distinguish reality from fantasy. So before then, a child could not distinguish between any religions before then, so it can not be a part of any religion truly by choice until it can. Then there is the intellectual requirement of religion. It would take delving into religious history, linguistics, and archaeology and other sciences to make an informed choice. The legal rights of children are often neglected. There are arguments where private institutions can limit rights, through the use of rules. In school systems, the first amendment is often limited. However, even if we take this into consideration no child could be forced to choose a religion. The part of the first amendment that reads Congress shall make no law respecting or prohibiting an establishment of religion means legally and philosophically there is no justification requirement for having or lacking any religion. That one cannot enforce religion on another human being because it is legally non-binding. So hereditary religion is in violation of U.S. law. The tax-exempt status is not exclusive to churches, there is no legal establishment of what a religion is in the U.S. nor can there be legal affiliation for that reason, so religion rightfully is to any U.S. citizen freely in this country. Child are citizens, they have rights, those rights should be protected.” – Marquis Amon

7th Annual International Day of Protest Against Hereditary Religion – January 21, 2018