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Regardless of what religious practice, you follow bringing your children into those religious practices is called indoctrination, and is always wrong because you are bringing out a concept that the child has no hope of understanding and developing an opinion at a young age. “My aunt told me that when you were saved you saw a light and something happened to you inside (Hughes 125).”
In Christianity parents enter you into the religion just a couple of weeks after your born, usually after you are born a Christian parent will bring you into church to get a baptism (different denominations have different practices) and as you are growing up the core values of Christianity are ingrained in you by Sunday School and Bible Study. Judaism instills there values in you from the minute you are born by way of circumcision and keeps you faithful by making you ‘believe’ that you will become at man at your bar mitzvah when you turn 13 years old. Islam usually has you thrown deep into the culture since people who have the same mindset most of the time surround you, and just like Christianity the core values are ingrained in you at a young age.
Children do not have the mental capacity to understand everything that you have said to them and they are easily influenced. Children are going to accept everything you say at face value, children don’t question what you say because they have no experience in what your trying to instill in them. When you tell a child that there is a god and he/she sees everything that you do, and when you pray you have a direct line to god, and that whatever you pray for will come true; what happens when he/she prays for his friend that has cancer, expecting for the cancer to be gone (that’s what you said would happen if they prayed), but instead they slowly watch their friend die of cancer and the whole time there thinking in their little head that the only reason that’s its getting worse is that there not believing/praying enough.
Once you give a child your religious beliefs you have given them the idea that...

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