Bad for the kids????

The Golden Compass, a movie due out soon, is taking a lot of flack from “religious” sources – churches and pastors, primarily – notably Catholic, but also other Christians.

The Catholic League has called for a boycott of the film. They believe that it will encourage children to read the series, which League president William A. Donohue says “denigrates Christianity” and promotes “atheism for kids”.

Please explain.

What is the difference between promoting Christianity for kids and promoting atheism for kids? Both are belief systems. Both are more often passed on by parents, who brainwash their kids into believing one thing or another. Children younger than tweens aren’t likely to question the book anyway – and my cynical self says few children older than that understand reading a good book. Everything they know comes from YouTube and movies. (Yes, I know…overgeneralization.)

Why is it okay to promote Christianity for kids, or even Islam, or Buddhism, or Judaism, but not Wicca, or atheism? What’s the difference?

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Published in: on November 1, 2007 at 10:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

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