Reapers ain't got nothin on religion. . Isn' t it a remarkable coincidence almost everyone has the same religion as their parents? And it always just happens he
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Reapers ain't got nothin on religion

Isn' t it a remarkable coincidence
almost everyone has the same
religion as their parents? And it
always just happens he be the right
religion. Religions run in families. If
we' d been brought up in ancient
Greece we would all be worshiping -'
Zeus and Apollo. If we had been
born Vikings we would be
worshiping Wotan and Thor. How .
does this come about? Through
childhood indoctrination.
Richard Dawkins
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#54 - bangala has deleted their comment [+] (3 replies)
#78 - mothafuckerjones (04/04/2013) [+] (7 replies)
User avatar #1 - beerterror (04/03/2013) [+] (9 replies)
So? Every tradition runs this way. Youth taught in Academy were sceptics until they came across a philosophical system that was more appealing to them. Dawkins brings out arguments which reveal that his hate for religion is biased and based on false foundations - it's people of the creeds that are stupid and cruel and close-minded.
#2 to #1 - teranin ONLINE (04/03/2013) [-]
Dawkin's arguments feel pretty based on solid foundations of evidence to me...
Dawkin's arguments feel pretty based on solid foundations of evidence to me...
#128 - bensho (04/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
My mother went through 12 years of Catholic school, and to this day her mother and siblings are still very religious. My father went through I think 4 years of Catholic school, and his sister (my aunt) was almost a nun. Despite all of this, when my parents had me they didn't baptize me because they wanted me to grow up and pick my own religion. I think that's pretty nifty.
My mother went through 12 years of Catholic school, and to this day her mother and siblings are still very religious. My father went through I think 4 years of Catholic school, and his sister (my aunt) was almost a nun. Despite all of this, when my parents had me they didn't baptize me because they wanted me to grow up and pick my own religion. I think that's pretty nifty.
User avatar #15 - ssurtrebor **User deleted account** (04/03/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Richard Dawkins is a huge dick, this much is true, but he's a smart man.

That begs the question: Why did he say something so ridiculously stupid? Has he never met a person in his entire life that converted?
User avatar #16 to #15 - TimBisley ONLINE (04/03/2013) [-]
almost everyone
User avatar #117 - Noah (04/04/2013) [+] (12 replies)
I'm not religious, but this statement is kinda lame.
Of course parents will teach their children what they believe is right.
#136 - awildniglet (04/04/2013) [+] (3 replies)
No 						****					. The same applies for morals, manners, and perspective. Most of what you believe and how you think comes from your parents, whether it be in agreeance or opposition to them.
No **** . The same applies for morals, manners, and perspective. Most of what you believe and how you think comes from your parents, whether it be in agreeance or opposition to them.
#43 - sloot (04/03/2013) [+] (2 replies)
just sit down and decide what you personally belief if all outside influences were taken away. Religion is not mean to be a massive cult that the entire world emulates to live the same way as each other. Your "relationship with God" is supposed to be your own individualistic view on your religion. I do not know where all this judging came from on both sides (Religion/ Atheism) but it needs to stop. People need to be happy with their own lives instead of bashing others for how they so choose to live theirs...
User avatar #109 - WakaTakaBang (04/04/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Richard Dawkins is a pretentious asshole with that phrasing. "Isn't it a remarkable coincidence"... incredible. Of course you're going to adhere to your family's religion- it's tradition and culture. I'm Italian and have grown up believing that pasta is delicious and that Catholicism is right. How is it that I've been indoctrinated into one and yet culturally it's appropriate to just find the other delicious. So holier than thou.
User avatar #154 - sirbustyabals (04/04/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Well it can be a cultural thing.

If that's true, wouldn't Richard Dawkins follow his parent's religion?
#158 to #155 - daleoo (04/04/2013) [-]
Retro-active abortion.
User avatar #93 - babbylicious (04/04/2013) [+] (6 replies)
While he does have a point and I do agree with his opinion, to speak out against religion as often as he does, he sounds like an asshole, just like those guys at the WBC.


I am not an atheist myself, but can someone who is explain to me why most posts on the atheist channel are posts which attack religion and the concept of God as opposed to showing self pride and happiness that one does not believe in God?
#51 - xsap (04/04/2013) [+] (10 replies)
Richard Dawkins is one of my heroes
User avatar #153 - CallMeCrisco ONLINE (04/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Raised republican and baptist, so of course I came out libertarian and agnostic. Honestly, trying to force religion on kids doesn't always indoctrinate them; it can also push them the other way.
User avatar #45 - frenzysalem (04/03/2013) [+] (11 replies)
this post disproved itself. he's saying that if we were raised in greece we'd all worship zeus but the fact that no one on Earth DOES that anymore disproves this. and if it was from the parents then MAYBE it's because we share the same genes making us think the same way? this ****** could be disproven by a 1st grader, by damn.....
#47 to #45 - Womens Study Major (04/04/2013) [-]
You just went full retard.
User avatar #167 - winsauceiswin (04/04/2013) [-]
believed in god whole heartily until around 3rd grade when i was told animals didn't have souls. i thought that was ******** because my best friend at the time was an animal and i didn't want to believe he was just going to die and go away. around 6th grade i rejected god for the first time in my mind (too scared to tell religious family and i was attending religious catholic school) when gay rights came in to question. then openly rejected god freshman year of highschool.

i think religion is a good thing for kids to initially explain death and things like that (but nothing scientific) much like santa claus or the eater bunny. then when they get older it's a good idea to show them the real world.

my child, however, will not be forced one way or the other. although i'd prefer him/her to be scientific minded.
#104 - xXMAQXx ONLINE (04/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
peace man, peace
User avatar #100 - teoberry (04/04/2013) [-]
I'm not a parent myself, but people always think that bringing up your child religious is because they want to brainwash the kid into being carbon-copies of the parent. I don't think that's the case. You see, parents love their kids. They want what they think is best for their kid. It's not what you want, but they don't give a **** , now do they? They want their kid to turn out successful. It's exactly like the parents who didn't go pro, and so they make their kid play sports so they can have the chance the parents never had. 'Indoctrination' isn't about what's being 'indoctrinated'. It's about the reason behind it. Let's be real. The atheists here will raise their children as atheist. Same goes for the Christians, Muslims, etc.
#91 - mrmcput ONLINE (04/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
At least nobody has been able to take religion as far as these assholes.
User avatar #41 - douthit (04/03/2013) [-]
Everything kids learn and pick up can be called "indoctrination". He could say speaking English is indoctrination.
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