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Is Religion Child Abuse?

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In this episode, blogger Sacerdotus speaks on the topic of Religion as Child Abuse. Atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Sacerdotus' own former professor, Massimo Pigliucci have often commented that Religion is Child Abuse.  They claim that ideas such as hell, condemnation or merely teaching children about God, Angels etc is a form of mental abuse.

 Sacerdotus counters these ideas and shows how they are fallacious and contradict psychology.  He demonstrates how these comments regarding Religion as Child Abuse are said in ignorance and spite in order to bait and offend those with religious beliefs.  

Ironically, Richard Dawkins received criticism for his remarks from other atheists as well who describe his comments as being "beneath him" and make him look like a parody.  Conflating religion with child abuse is offensive to those who have experienced real child abuse.