I get asked all the time what I would do if I found out my son’s school or other adults in his life were teaching him about God, the Bible and Jesus as though these things were true. When I answer that it doesn’t really bother me, people seem shocked. Of course it should bother me! I’m a godless heathen and these Jesus freaks are trying to snatch my son’s eternal soul right out from under my nose, right?
I’ll tell you why it doesn’t bother me. It doesn’t bother me because I’ve vaccinated my son against such threats. Oh? yes, you heard me right. Vaccinated. Just like you can vaccinate your babiest babies against polio and measles and all that other junk that can mess a body up, you can vaccinate your kids against religious dogma.
So, how do you do it? How do you vaccinate your kids against religious belief? You teach critical thought. If you inoculate your little tinies with critical thinking, ain’t no creation myth gonna stick.Here are some of my ideas for promoting critical thinking at home and protecting your kids from being indoctrinated with religious mumbo-jumbo. I’d love to know what some of your ideas are for raising critical thinking children, whether you are an atheist or a believer. Let me know in the comments!
This video was adapted from an old post on Godlessmom.com called 11 Ways To Make Sure You’re Raising Critical Thinkers – you can read that post here.
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