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Dawkins writes book for Children
« on: September 09, 2011, 04:51:36 PM »
http://richarddawkins.net/articles/642927-children-are-indoctrinated-i-want-to-open-their-minds

“I’m very aware that people try to get their hands on children and indoctrinate them and I want to open their eyes, open their minds, show them the thrill of science — of really understanding so much of why we exist, why the universe exists, what life is."

Interesting read and may well be worth picking up when my little fella is a bit older. I was always given illustrated bibles and the like when I was a kid, it'd be nice to have an alternative  :)
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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 09:19:00 AM »
Well growing up a roman catholic and getting my confirmation all of my youth I've been given l sorts of bibles and religious books its good to know that here are books I can give my child so he can know facts. Plus I love Richard dawkins work

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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 08:13:03 PM »
That book should be in the teenage section.

Kdis should not be exposed to atheist ideas at such a tender age.

Dawkins..ins't sunshine and rainbows.

If he were a woman..Id say he would be a bitter, grizzled old hag.

I wouldn't want my kids to be around tehm (if I had any that is)

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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 08:43:05 PM »
..

Kdis should not be exposed to atheist ideas at such a tender age.

...

What? They shouldn't be told the truth about the myths of our understandably ignorant ancestors. But it's ok to tell them the world is run by a genocidal maniac who fooled his pets into cursing all their descendants for eternity because they listened to a talking snake?
« Last Edit: October 03, 2017, 09:20:59 PM by Tank »
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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 08:47:28 PM »
That book should be in the teenage section.

Kdis should not be exposed to atheist ideas at such a tender age.

Dawkins..ins't sunshine and rainbows.

If he were a woman..Id say he would be a bitter, grizzled old hag.

I wouldn't want my kids to be around tehm (if I had any that is)

Not only are you a troll, but you're a misogynistic troll at that, and a rather bad one. Is this the best you can do?

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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 09:18:58 PM »
That book should be in the teenage section.

Kdis should not be exposed to atheist ideas at such a tender age.

Dawkins..ins't sunshine and rainbows.

If he were a woman..Id say he would be a bitter, grizzled old hag.

I wouldn't want my kids to be around tehm (if I had any that is)

Not only are you a troll, but you're a misogynistic troll at that, and a rather bad one. Is this the best you can do?

 :yawn:

Can't work out if that is misogyny or misanthropy.  :headscratch:

Later: oops, I meant "misandry"!
« Last Edit: October 03, 2017, 09:48:22 PM by Dave »
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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 09:25:32 PM »
Could we at least limit the amount of 5+ year old threads that are getting resurrected?



I mean, that's textbook troll behavior.

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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 09:54:59 PM »
Could we at least limit the amount of 5+ year old threads that are getting resurrected?



I mean, that's textbook troll behavior.

Also the large number of threads engaged, new or old. Sort of like stuffing a site in a "denial of service" attack.

Takes an able mind to do that, keep thinking up things and keeping track. Twisted yes,  but able. Suppose it is a kind of sad hobby.
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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 01:28:48 AM »
Not only are you a troll, but you're a misogynistic troll at that, and a rather bad one. Is this the best you can do?

 :yawn:

Misogynistic, anti-Semite -- I think the Sister is going down a list.
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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 12:59:48 PM »
Not only are you a troll, but you're a misogynistic troll at that, and a rather bad one. Is this the best you can do?

 :yawn:

Misogynistic, anti-Semite -- I think the Sister is going down a list.

No no you don't understand her, she's beautiful.
Anyway that stuff doesn't matter because she likes dogs.
God won't let her have one though.
Or the pope.
Or Ma superior,
I'll ask her later.
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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 03:13:49 PM »
Takes an able mind to do that, keep thinking up things and keeping track. Twisted yes,  but able. Suppose it is a kind of sad hobby.
It has yet to be demonstrated that this poster can keep track of things. It has failed to have a civil discussion, so we can't tell if it is keeping things straight or not. It's posting "controversial" things that seem intended to rile us all up. It has yet to actually discuss anything it has said.

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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 04:30:24 PM »
Her participation in discussion has been disjointed, truncated, and littered with lame comments about atheists, but not completely lacking.
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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 10:42:35 PM »
Not only are you a troll, but you're a misogynistic troll at that, and a rather bad one. Is this the best you can do?

 :yawn:

Misogynistic, anti-Semite -- I think the Sister is going down a list.

No no you don't understand her, she's beautiful.
Anyway that stuff doesn't matter because she likes dogs.
God won't let her have one though.
Or the pope.
Or Ma superior,
I'll ask her later.

I wonder what the right sort of dog would be?  A quiet one certainly.  I think not too large either, so that it won't knock too many things over, or cause the Sister to break her vow of poverty with big bags of dog food.
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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2017, 04:22:28 PM »
It seems highly divisive and politically driven.

Kids minds are just forming. Why would you indoctrinate them with such an offensive idea?

If I were a parent id lobby the local library to remove them from circulation

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Re: Dawkins writes book for Children
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2017, 04:32:41 PM »
If I were a parent...
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