Suffer the Little Children

Proverbs 13:24 reads “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.” The biblical concept of "spare the rod and spoil the child" has encouraged and condoned hundreds of millions of cases of child abuse throughout history. Blind devotion to such monstrous nonsense continues to taint Christianity with brutality to this very day, and is still killing kids.

Kids with Religion

“Why can’t atheists just leave religious people alone? What difference does it make to them anyway?” This is a common complaint levelled against the non-religious. Sometimes I have these thoughts too. What harm is it really? And then I remember my childhood and think about the encounters my kids have had with religious kids. I remember the fear and anxiety, the pressure to proselytize and the way my Christian friends treated others.

Preachers in School

Too many American schoolchildren are subjected to religious teachings in public schools. Many already know this is a violation of the Constitution, but what can a student do about it? There’s a reason for secular public education in America and kids need to know what resources they have available if they or someone they know is being preached to in the classroom.