Nah thats not right at all. That is like hard wiring it into their brain. training them into a religion. Children do not really understand religion at all. Most kids will mindlessly follow any religion they are given by their parents in thinking that its actually important in life and you can't life without it.
As a person matures they should then be taught about religion.
There is absaloutly no point in teaching religion to a child. Unless you want to train them into your way of thinking.
Lets say there is a kid named bobby. Hes a few months old. Do you baptise bobby? Did boby ask for this ? -- I think not.
Now little bobby is five. What are you going to do? Say to him " hey heres a few religions, study them and decide which you want to follow"
Thats ridiculous and even tho little bobby can read the stuff on these religions, he will never really grasp and understand the bigger picture.
There is no need for religion in a childs life. Im sure its well worth learning about in later life. probably high school. or at around 12 years of age.
And I don't believe that a parents should be stamping a religion on a childs head when they are born.
Edited by whoa182, 30 June 2005 - 04:17 AM.