I think it’s silly that the woman in the video below is proselytizing at the mall.
I think it’s absurd to think her questions are actually going to get people to convert (or even think about it).
I don’t care that someone is videotaping the conversations.
But I stopped rolling my eyes when I saw there was a child involved. I would have to presume the woman (her mom?) taught her to say these things.
I know it’s tough to hear the audio, but it’s pretty clear what’s going on.
Reader Larry wonders whether or not it’s right to involve the child in this charade. On one hand, what else are Christian parents going to teach their children if not their personal beliefs? Is it wrong for them to do that?
On the other hand, we have the Richard Dawkins argument, that this child is being taught to accept certain religious beliefs that she probably doesn’t understand — the woman is effectively labeling her as a “Christian” before the girl is mature enough to decide that for herself. So isn’t this a form of mental child abuse (or brainwashing or whatever you want to call it)?
What do you think? I know the poll question is simplistic, but the idea is a broad one: What do you think about the use of the child in the video?
Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comments.
(Thanks to Larry for the link!)