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Re: [humanism-174] Now, about that God character... :)

From: TC3
Sent on: Thursday, December 6, 2012 4:41 PM
Minds at that age are experiencing life similar to that in an adult mind while under hypnosis. It's open to suggestion. I remember the hazy sort of trippy feeling from back then, beforey temporal and parietal lobes fused and activated as a youth. My mother and I were outside the house near the porch and I looked up when suddenly I just saw things differently. I could see her both as a person and as a thinking robotic thing. lol I remembered other people and they too looked like robots just responding to my thoughts and not thinking entities unto themselves. Then she sent me to Catholic school in the 4th grade where I learned that many people actually are just robots! lolol

Years later I come across this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOCUH7TxHRI


On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Tim Campbell <[address removed]> wrote:
Also true.  Perhaps too much reality is equally bad for the young minds. After all, imagination is an important part of our humanity! 
 
In a message dated 12/6/2012 4:23:24 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:
And one can also read fairy tales about dragons and princesses and
witches and such, to children, I believe, with no long term ill
effects...



On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Greg Priddy <[address removed]> wrote:
> The difference I see is that parents don't persist and reinforce the common
> childhood mythical characters as they do with religion.
>
> Also, children are not taught that any of those characters will send them to
> hell for eternity if they are bad or stop believing. The worst outcome in a
> child's mind would be a lack of hidden eggs or presents under the tree.
>
> On Thu, 6 Dec[masked]:05:49 -0500
>  Tim Campbell <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>> I have mixed feelings on this. I understand the "fun" of Santa and the
>> Easter Bunny, etc, but at the same time, they ARE fictional creatures and
>> the  parents who pretend are actually lying to their children. Is this truly
>> harmless  fun or does it in fact set up a psychological basis for teaching
>> them other  myths as fact? And of course, when the children find out that
>> Santa is a myth,  does that discovery affect their acceptance of anything
>> coming from their  parents?
>>
>> When my mother told me that thunder was the sound of Jesus and the angels
>> bowling, was she lying, or did she just not know what the hell thunder is?
>> And was she harming me or would I have been better off with a more rational
>> explanation?  Santa, angels bowling, the Easter Bunny, Magic Jesus. Is
>> there any real difference?
>>
>> And btw, yes, I and my ex DID roll with the Santa thing with our  kids!
>> Didn't seem to harm them, but they now know my position on all of  this
>> stuff!
>>
>> Tim Campbell
>>
>>
>> In a message dated 12/6/2012 3:16:54 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>> [address removed] writes:
>>
>> That's  just wrong. I understand it was in the context of lesson on 'real
>> vs.  imaginary', but still, the teacher should take into account what's real
>> *to a 5-year old*.
>>
>> Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy: all part of  the fun of being a
>> child. Kids figure that stuff out on their own, and  parents let them let it
>> go. Unlike some other myths we know  about...
>>
>> -Greg
>>
>> On Thu, 6 Dec[masked]:01:48 -0500
>> Mark  Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Some parents in TX are  furious because a teacher indicated to
>>> Kindergarten
>>> students  that Santa isn't real-
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/12/04/teacher-tells-students-santa-claus-fake_n_2237521.html
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