Atheist Dawkins: "A Form of Child Abuse to Speak of 4-Year-Old as Catholic Child"
Atheist and Oxford University scientist Richard Dawkins speaking recently in the People's Republic of Madison, Wisconsin:
... There is no such thing as a Catholic child, there are only children of Catholic parents, Dawkins said. "I think it is a form of child abuse to speak of a 4-year-old child as a Catholic child or a Protestant child or a Muslim child. There is no such thing as a Protestant child. There is no such thing as a Muslim child."(emphasis added)
Annie Laurie Gaylor of Madison's Freedom from Religion Foundation, which was one of the sponsors of the lecture, said she is indebted to Dawkins for speaking out against religion in a country where 50 percent of the people claim to reject Darwinism and support creationism.
"It's wonderful to have this eminent biologist care so much about the truth of religion to be willing to question it publicly using his scientific credibility. He is in a unique position to influence people," she said.
Somebody call the cops. I'm "abusing" my CATHOLIC CHILDREN just by writing this.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Children Must Be Guided Early On With God's Law, Says Pope
Children's Religious Beliefs and Family Law
Religious Education by Parents is "Child Abuse"