Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I saw an article this morning that I wanted to share.  It concerns the cumulative effect of bullying on children.  As you might imagine, the more a child is bullied, the greater his mental and emotional problems.  The article doesn't concern religion directly, but, as we all know, religion is the excuse for a great deal of bullying.

The tendency to bully those who are different and the resulting long term harm to the victim is exactly why school prayer should not be allowed.  It is also exactly why the religious want school prayer.

Here is a link to the article:  Effects of bullying may add up in kids: study.

(I don't know why the editors chose to flout the conventions regarding capitalizing titles, but there it is.)

1 comment:

  1. As with any abuse at a young age, this makes sense. With religion, the bullying comes from a place of good intentions often, like making the child feel like a failure via guilt of sin in order for the kid to get to a supposed heaven....which makes if all the more senseless.