A child who has just entered existence has absolutely no knowledge of the universe around him/her. A newborn relies completely on its parents for everything from nutrition to unconditional love. Anybody who reads this will agree that a huge majority of the people on earth claim to believe in one of the many religions because their parents indoctrinated them from a very young age. It is simply a constant cycle of indoctrination from generation to generation. By stopping childhood indoctrination, the newer generations will be able to make a choice for themselves after they have thoroughly researched the alternatives. It is very possible that these fresh, brilliant minds will understand that the world would be better without the dividing hostile barrier that is religion. The major problem is that many religions such as Catholicism/Christianity teach their members that childhood indoctrination is required because a pure, innocent child is actually filled with original sin. The members of these types of religions are left no choice because they are under the delusion that their child might suffer excommunication from the church and hell in the afterlife. Once the child is indoctrinated he/she will follow a life of delusion in which they will blindly follow religious claims without evidence and ignore scientific facts and logic. In a world where religion has caused division, ignorance, and bloodshed over imaginary entities parents would be making a huge positive impact on society by not indoctrinating their children into a religion. We do not have all the answers to life, and there is nothing wrong with that. We should encourage freethought, and continue our pursuit of the truth through science, it has been working out well so far, and what we have discovered is already incredibly beautiful in all of its nature.
“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
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