July 30, 2012
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Small children should not have to worry about things like the existence of God. They have enough on their plates as it is. Forcing religion on a child is no different to me than saying “if you wish strong enough the fairies will grant your wish.” I have nothing against religion in itself, I just believe people should be able to make their own educated choices rather than guided into it with promises of eternal pleasure and threats of eternal pain. Spirituality should be about love and equality not fear and judgement. A young child can learn fairness and love without a story that some adults try to claim is real. Dr. Seuss for example teaches amazing lessons about life, fairness, and love. He does all of this without telling children what they need to believe in to avoid hell.