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How To Train A Child To Be An Ignorant Bigot

May 30, 2012

Hands down, this is the saddest thing you will watch today. The face of hatred inculcated into a child through religious indoctrination and socialization.

This poor mentally and emotionally abused kid is pooched for awhile.

Watch as the congregation ‘celebrates’ and cheers when he sings the line “Ain’t no homo gonna make it to heaven…”

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Why is this kid pooched?

“Cognitive development is a process of socialization…” and “intellectual development is organized and directed by the social world over the course of childhood. Although a single instance of thinking may be a solitary activity, cognitive development as a process cannot be meaningfully separated from the social context in which it occurs.” Socialization then is the “primary system through which children learn about the world and develop cognitive skills.” (M. Gauvain and S. M. Perez “The Socialization of Cognition” in Handbook of Socialization: Theory and Research, 588.)

To become a useful human being who has good categories for understanding, values all human beings, recognizes their biology, and above all, has the capacity for empathy, this boy someday will have to go through a very difficult process of cognitive dissonance and deconstruction. Barring that, it looks like he is well on his way to being an ignorant [insert your favourite pejorative here] for the rest of his life.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2012 11:15 am

    Depressive, most depressive.

  2. 4xi0m permalink
    May 31, 2012 7:11 am

    *sigh*

  3. June 3, 2012 3:00 pm

    People are making a ountain out of a mole hill. It is one word sung by a child. BUT, it is the truth so they are actually teaching the child the right theology. Unless a homosexual repents and gives up the practice of homosexuality, they will NOT see heaven.

    Read Revelation and see who gets in. Yes God is love but love does NOT change the rules.

    • June 6, 2012 3:07 pm

      In honesty, this hurts my heart. That you could advocate this type of dangerous indoctrination, and being a Doctor, it makes me shudder to think what kind of world we actually live in.

      There are a myriad of contradictions between the OT and NT, this is due to the fact that the Bible in all it’s forms was written by man.

      During the council of Nicea, when the Canonical gospels were brought together, and the newly founded Roman catholic church was deciding which books and teachings would go into the bible, the Romans were trying to find a set of Dogma’s with which to best politcally control the citizens of the Empire and, they chose books that proved the absolute power of God. From this standpoint we see the Bible for what it is, a POLITICAL tool.

      The God of the old testament is a vengeful and wrathful god, far removed from the loving god of the New Testament. This seemingly contradictory position is not often reconciled within Christians, especially fundamentalist ones, and the passages in the Bible that most fit their viewpoints (whether they be racist, bigoted or other) are used to justify any given viewpoint.

      There are many things in the Bible that modern Christians ignore, despite the fact if they were to perpetrate them, then guess what? They would end up in hell.

      Finally the word homo is both derogatory and bigoted in it’s connotation and use, hardly what could be considered Christian behaviour (Jesus is the personification of a loving principal is he not?) and for that reason, this congregation is also going to burn in the eyes of the lord for not being Christian.

      • July 7, 2012 9:19 am

        “During the council of Nicea, when the Canonical gospels were brought together, and the newly founded Roman catholic church was deciding which books and teachings would go into the bible, the Romans were trying to find a set of Dogma’s with which to best politcally control the citizens of the Empire and, they chose books that proved the absolute power of God. From this standpoint we see the Bible for what it is, a POLITICAL tool.” Might want to consider removing this. The Council of Nicea had nothing to do with the bible. The council was formed to determine the relationship between God the father and Jesus, when Easter should be observed, and the validity of baptism by heretics. I am agnostic myself, but I was raised by a father who is part of Opus Dei; Therefore, I have learned quite a bit about Catholicism, and although I don’t follow it, hearing people lie about it’s teachings and history is despicable.
        Anyway, although this display does disgust me, I think everyone here is grossly overstating what the effect may be on the child. I was raised with much of the same ideology, but its effects soon waned. This child will most likely have many experiences that will encourage the opposite position.

        • July 7, 2012 10:37 am

          “This child will most likely have many experiences that will encourage the opposite position.”

          There is no guarantee of such a statement: I also grew up in an incredibly ignorant and bigoted form of Christianity. I had enough experiences and outside influences to grow out of it. But unfortunately not everyone does. Some, probably more than less, will stay inside some sort of insulated religious shield (e.g., home-schooling, or only Christian friends, only consulting with sources they already agree).

          Cognitive dissonance is hard; picking up the pieces and reconstructing can be difficult. Many, so many choose to remain comfortably and willfully ignorant (and if you don’t believe me just start reading the posts here and you will be shocked at the epic stupidity!).

    • Copper permalink
      July 7, 2012 9:56 am

      Dr. Tee, I agree that that’s what the Bible said; the fact that they teach that homosexuals won’t go to heaven doesn’t bother me in the least, and I am the last person to scream “HATE” when anti-gay stuff is said. But the way that they’re cheering the fact that gays won’t go to heaven is more than concerning. Shouldn’t they mourn the fact that people are “misguided” and try to steer them in the “right” direction with a more loving attitude? Also, the way they concentrate on homosexuality and not other sins, indicates to me that they’re using the Bible to justify their cultural opinions on sexuality.

    • Jesse permalink
      July 8, 2012 12:46 pm

      Prove any of that horse shit or STFU. You have no evidence of your god. Your magic sky daddy has no proof of existence in reality. If you still want to believe in a fairy tale that’s your business.. You have no right to inflict your mental disorder and your delusional schizophrenic fantasy on young children. You mentally ill trash.

  4. June 6, 2012 11:48 am

    This guys seems to be trolling all your posts.

  5. July 5, 2012 3:23 am

    The saddest part for me was when presumably his dad calls out, ‘that’s my son’ or something. Just a horrendous attitude.

  6. Martin permalink
    July 7, 2012 9:49 am

    I give that kid about 8 more years before he comes out of the closet !

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