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    The idea that religion is harmless and that it is good for people, is patently false.

The raging torrent of evil shit that religion is responsible for claims more victims every second we allow magical thinking to be acceptable and “OK” in our society.  It is a double header today, two videos for the price of one post.

Magical thinking kills children.  Belief in god kills children.  Christianity when insulated far enough away from the light of reason, kills children.  Here is one instance, this child died surrounded by adults who were praying to god to restore her to health.  She fracking had diabetes.  Diabetes is a treatable condition with access to medical treatment.

But no.  That is a little too sane.  A little too rational.

The father testified in court that he thought “God would heal his daughter…”

The mother, a good ‘christian’ woman was also convicted and could face up to 25 years for her ignorance along with her husband.  Send them away for 100 years, it does not matter as the damage is already done.  The child is dead because her parents were mired in wilful religious ignorance.   They were living in a foolish bronze age delusion that encourages belief in magic and myth at the expense of the real and the rational.

Our tour de force of religious stupidity limps onward.  First on the agenda the book called “To Train up a Child” by Michael and Debi Pearl(their website has ‘mysteriously gone 404, since their book was instrumental in the death and torture of children, go figure).  This ‘child rearing book’ prescription for the torture and abuse of children is an absolute travesty and prima facie evidence for how religion cloaks itself in morality while advocating the exact opposite.

Want to see evil in action?  Let’s grab a review from Christianbook.com.  (TW for ignorance and sadism)

“I recommend this book to everyone who has children!  (Obviously, because child abuse is not rampant enough, let’s get those numbers going through the roof!  This manual advocates beating your child until they comply.  Not a little ‘swat’ but laying into your child until they are crying and cowering so they know you mean ‘business’.  The second video in this post is about two fine christians who adopted children and then proceeded to beat one of them to death using the tried and true “biblical methods” described in this book.)
We lost the true understanding of discipline, and became so weak minded and selfish that we’ve produced spoiled, winning, uncontrolled “adults.” “Guiding” a child isn’t enough; and you don’t guild a child, you guild an adult. (Ah, so apparently torturing and beatings are will cure behavioural problems straight up.  This gets even more atrocious as this religious fuck-wit cites verse to perversely back up her child abusing ways.)
“The rod is to guide, not hit” is strictly unbiblical.  (Feeling the mercy and compassion of the bible already, I know I am. )

If your a christain the bible clearly instructs us to use the rod, ” Withhold not correction from the child; for if thou BEATEST him with the ROD, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the ROD, and shalt deliver his soul from hell (Prov 23:13-14).” “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chastenth him betimes (Prov. 13.24).” “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child let to himself bringeth his mother to shame(Prov. 29:15).” “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child: but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him (Prov 22:15).” How can you misinterpet that?  (Jesus-fuck, how  indeed could you misinterpret that?  I mean other than using your rationality and moral instincts to identify that the abuse and torture of children is wrong, how could you?)

It’s mind boggling how children act these days.. so unruly, so disrespectful to parents. We need to go back to the old time discipline, (biblical) and STOP listening to people with “degrees.”(Because careful study and observation of behaviour has been a complete write-off.  Yes, let us stop looking to science for answers because the bible knows better, let us get back to beating our kids so they fear us.)
Obviously, how they “think” our child should be raised isn’t working too well. (Back in the real world, the lessons children learn from violence are evident: fear of authority, blind obedience, might makes right.  Definite boons to society no? ) People need to have more children ( you need to have less, you ignorant fool), then they’ll understand. Our children is our future ( Not the ones, trained like yours, to use violence to obtain their goals ).
I am from a family of 9 children. I have 4 children 6years old and under. We read and applied “To Train up a Child” and it worked marvelously ( Violence, coercion and intimidation are always effective in the short term. I’m sure the psychological scarring won’t be too too bad, maybe all of your children won’t turn out to be as abusive as you.) People always commit on how well our children behave! ( As they comment on your ability to write, reflecting your tenious grasp on reality )  They are HAPPY scared shitless and so fun to be around, and we are planning to have more ( Once you get the torture-a-go-go rockn’ you just can’t stop!)!

I will be ordering multi copies because people are always asking where they can get a copy. It’s a short, easy read and straight to the point. (Child abuse is good) This book helps you to understand and apply what the bible teaches. ( how to abuse people and scar them for life, religion the gift that keeps on giving. ) If you want to produce responsible, respectful, obedient, happy, loving children this book is defiently a must!!!” ()
Written by a true believer…  But hey who am I to comment on this?  I am an avowed atheist and perhaps my treatment of this issue has not been charitable.  Lets see this book in action:

They only beat her for 7 hours before she died.

Read that again.  If you’re not feeling a little (or a lot) sick to your stomach by now, you have a problem, because you’re not grasping the enormity of the evil being perpetrated here.  These people, backed by their particular religious nonsense, tortured to death an innocent child.  There is no morality to be found in religion.

I point to QualiaSoup’s assertion on what morality actually is:  “Empathy, Experience, Reason and Knowledge –  When we KNOW better, we can DO better.  It does not get any more straightforward than this.  Religion is a barrier to knowing better and therefore has no place in any rational system of morals.  How many more grievous examples do we need before we can finally say that religion is an (ongoing) atrocity and a putrid stain on humankind that needs to be banished for the good of the species?

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