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Children with imagination have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction. Which is about every child. That's why they are children.



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Seece said:

Trust me, it is. Put 100 people in a room and 20, maybe 25 will be religious. Might even be being generous there.

Ok, I'll just have to trust you on this one, just make sure that everyone you put in the room acurately repesents the population(don't forget age group).



whatever said:
badgenome said:

The study is hardly convincing because of the methodology used. Every single fictional story used was a slightly altered Bible story (e.g., "John" parting the sea instead of Moses), and of course Christian kids inclined to believe stories they already believe even if you change the names of the participants. It doesn't prove that religious kids are more inclined to believe fictional stories that fall outside of the mythos of their particular religion.

The fact that they believe that mythos is bad enough.


Billions of adults believe these stories too. 

I do believe that religion should not be forced onto children like it is now. Because young kids will obviously believe what their parents or schools teach them as facts. 

I think that the findings of the study aren't very surprising, but like badgenome said the study's significance is diminished because of the methodology they used.



WhiteEaglePL said:
whatever said:
Teaching fiction as fact will do that...


Your statment implies to me that your against religion or think it is false.

 

I don't like it.

LOL.  Your funny.  Of course religion is fiction.  I suppose only YOUR religion is not fiction but all the others are fiction, right?



VXIII said:

Children with imagination have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction. Which is about every child. That's why they are children.

Ummm, what?  Having a vivid imagination has nothing to do with distinguishing fact from fiction.  You must not have kids.



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WhiteEaglePL said:
whatever said:
Teaching fiction as fact will do that...


Your statment implies to me that your against religion or think it is false.

 

I don't like it.


Religion and fact do not go together by definition, that's the whole idea behind faith.



whatever said:
Teaching fiction as fact will do that...


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First of all when you have your child you teach them everything you know and believe. (I would think this is common sense because they are your children) Just because a random stranger doesn't believe in the same things as you do you change how you parent? That is illogical.
Second you should not think it is your place to teach other peoples children unless they have given you consent or else you are a creeper.

God cannot be disproved or proved, but that doesn't mean that he didn't create everything. In fact it is more probable that the universe and even life had a guiding hand then not.



Rawrerer said:
First of all when you have your child you teach them everything you know and believe. (I would think this is common sense because they are your children) Just because a random stranger doesn't believe in the same things as you do you change how you parent? That is illogical.
Second you should not think it is your place to teach other peoples children unless they have given you consent or else you are a creeper.

God cannot be disproved or proved, but that doesn't mean that he didn't create everything. In fact it is more probable that the universe and even life had a guiding hand then not.

Santa Clause and unicorns cannot be diproved either, doesn't make them any more real.  It's funny that you use the word "fact", and then state something that is abolutely as far from a fact as is possible.  So if this god exists, how did he get created?  You've only compounded the problem of determining life's origins.



jigokutamago said:
Seece said:
WhiteEaglePL said:
Seece said:

No offense but why would he care if you don't like it? The majority of people think it's false and some have perfectally good, rational reason to be against religion.

I still don't like it. And no the majority of people on the planet are not atheist.

Didn't say that. Are there not like 4,000 different religions? Of which they don't believe in the same things (obviously).

That said, the majority of people in my country (and the country VGChartz resides in) are atheist :)

Dude, it's right in the same article

"According to 2013-2014 Gallup data, roughly 83 percent of Americans report a religious affiliation, and an even larger group -- 86 percent -- believe in God."

'Worldwide in America' all over again..