The Child Before Religion

Nakedpastor was referring to creativity, but it applies to religious dogma, too.

Love all people… until your church teaches you that gays and lesbians don’t deserve the same rights as you.

Treat other people as you would like to be treated… until your pastor tells you “men are the head and women are the helpers” in a family.

Don’t be so quick to judge others… until the religious figurehead on TV tells you that people who don’t believe in God are to blame for an unthinkable tragedy.

Children learn all this bullshit — not at all churches, but many of them — and it ought to be one of our duties as atheists to help cleanse their minds of all of it as soon as possible.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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