With education, religion begins to vanish. That leaves only the toddlers.

Earlier I talked about how high school atheists, at an age where they can comprehend the world in a rational way and after years of study in a variety of academic disciplines, are more frequently becoming atheists and atheist activists.

The Christians can still boast that they’re getting the toddlers.  Of course, one side is too noble to go after babies who are still learning how to form sentences.

Remember when that CNN anchor worried about secular clubs in high school being a means to indoctrination?  Yeah…  When atheists are doing this, then you can bug me about indoctrination.  Until then, how about you point your outrage where it belongs.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • FreeThoughtStorm

    It’s only indoctrination when it’s not THEIR faith (or lack of faith). And only a truly selfish and evil cult would try to demolish education as a means to keep their power.

  • Carol Eberhard

    Love it!

  • http://twitter.com/kevinsky kevin

    My toddler hasn’t been exposed to any of that nonsense, and won’t be

    “Have another teacher get on the ground and act like a sheep to encourage the toddlers to do the same. Lead your sheep to water…. Lead them to food… ”

  • anteprepro

    Yeah, it is ridiculous how desperate they are to get their claws into kids when they are incapable of truly being able to grasp what they are shoving down their throats. And it is equally ridiculous how they think they can spin their reliance on converting prepubescents as a good thing.

  • astro

    But the ultimate good news is that children are much more heavily influenced by their peers than their parents. As long as the numbers increase for our side in HS, the younger ones coming up will move into that secular environment.

  • Mark

    Does the fact that theists are having more kids than atheists, but atheists are making more converts that theists make atheism a parasitic philosophy?

    • anteprepro

      Does the fact that you expect children to adopt the exact same philosophies as their parents not strike you as the least bit reprehensible? No, obviously not. Because it benefits your side of the “debate”, right?

      Just remember that you have less concern for the ability of children to freely choose their beliefs than an atheist does. Just remember that you rely on indoctrinating young, such that you are willing to assume indoctrination as default and use failed indoctrination as an example of something negative to blame on atheists. Whose belief system is parasitic again?