“I am now convinced that children should not be subjected to
the frightfulness of the Christian religion . . . If the concept of a
father who plots to have his own son put to death is presented to
children as beautiful and as worthy of society's admiration, what
types of human behavior can be presented to them as
— Ruth Hurmence Green, Preface of Born Again Skeptic's Guide to the Bible
Agree or disagree? Explain your answer.
Answer by samurai_chica at 7:47 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:04 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
I agree. The bible should have a PG13 rating.
My dd started school in England. Religious education is a compulsory subject in most British schools starting in Reception which is essentially kindergarten (all day, every day). Naturally they taught about the crucifixion and resurrection at Easter time and my dd (then only 5 years old) started having nightmares caused by the violent nature of the story.
I fail to understand how parents who strive to protect their children from inappropriate material, think the bible is OK when it's clearly an extremely violent book.
Answer by beeky at 8:07 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 9:38 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 10:00 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Really, ptomom? The Bible is full of threats and violent actions of God against his creations for real and perceived, and sometimes not even explained, offenses. There are passages where God demands sacrifices and condones or even demands stoning and other violence. Have you missed all of those stories? Shall I supply you with a list of them? Or is it just that you think they are "justified" and therefore don't count as violence?
Answer by jsbenkert at 11:47 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by BubbaLuva at 12:33 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by ElenaC419 at 4:07 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 9:03 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by mommy2myles at 11:20 AM on Mar. 26, 2011