Ok. I can’t wait to see the comments on this one. Some people are going to laugh at it, some are going to be angry, and some will be preachy. I hope we don’t get into a debate about whether God exists. We’ve already done that here.
I can only guess that some kid’s brother filmed his mom cursing him out after he announced he was an atheist. It’s obvious that the camera was placed on a table and then quickly taken away when it appeared the parents might see it.
I can imagine that the two brothers took a look at the video, then the one that got lambasted decided to post it to get back at his mom. And it does look really, really bad for her… Imagine when her friends, co-workers and relatives see this.
Someone needs to answer the question whether it’s right to force religion on a child or not. I’m sure many people will argue “yes” because we are “saving their eternal soul” and that is in their best interests. But if there is a God, did he not give each person the freedom to choose?
Besides, there are much more effective ways of dealing with disbelief than getting up in a kid’s face and cursing them out. Force does not change minds – even if it silences dissent.
Of course, here is letter from Dr. Richard Dawkins to his daughter as an example of another way to examine the concept of God’s existence.