Teaching children multiculturalism and pluralism has important social consequences and helps foster compassion and understanding of their fellow person. Although teaching the secular point of view has traditionally been neglected when teaching about society/faith traditions, such study can be very enriching and foster creative and critical thinking in students.
I encourage you to explore our site, especially the kids page. Our interest is in creating kid questioners. It’s hard to think of a more noble task, regardless of your worldview.
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Christianity and Poverty
Jesus is famously recorded as saying that rich people should sell their possessions and give them to the poor, and that it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. But, this hasn’t stopped many Pentecostal Christian pastors from becoming wealthy. […]
New Paths In The Origin Of Life Debate Part 2: FOR KIDS, The Miller-Urey experiment.
Religions often teach a god or gods created life, because living things can’t come from unliving things. But this isn’t true. Consider the Miller-Urey experiment: This animation was sponsored by the Center for Chemical Evolution, NSF, and NASA The Miller-Urey experiment was the first attempt to scientifically explore ideas about the origin of life. Stanley […]
New Paths In The Origin Of Life Debate
This important article provides valuable insight in to how life may have started on earth: https://www.science.org/content/article/how-ancient-cataclysm-may-have-jump-started-life-earth Minus 2 points if the below is your model of the origin of life, lol:
If Secular Web Kids Promotes Critical Thinking, What Is The Alternative?
As an educator, my goal is to promote critical thinking, which I think naturally leads to secularism. However, if a child’s exploration of thinking leads to religiousness, then that’s fine too. The point is to level the playing field to let the truth speak to kids as honestly as it can. What’s the alternative? Dr. […]
Letter To A Christian Parent
With the title of this post, I have in mind prominent secularist Sam Harris and his book “Letter To A Christian Nation.” Letter to a Christian Nation is a 2006 book by Sam Harris, written in response to feedback he received following the publication of his first book The End of Faith. The book is […]
Grooming Minds: Indoctrination vs Argumentation
“Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man.” (Aristotle) Is difference between this above child and the more mild cases of religious upbringing of children we see one of degree, or of kind. Picture a child who is not vocal like this one, but holds similar or more […]
Talking to Kids About Morality Without God
One thing you sometimes hear is that without God there could be no objective morality (the oughts), because if moral rules/principles don’t get their authority from God, where could their authority come from? Of course, this way of thinking is wrong. Children from a very young age understand what being a “friend” means without God […]
Treat Your Kids Like the Little Philosophers They Are
Great new article suggesting to treat kids like philosophers: https://time.com/6177632/parenting-kids-how-to-raise/ Here’s an excerpt: I hope the kids continue to have those sorts of conversations. I want them to think deeply about the world, to ponder big ideas, like truth, justice, and God. But the research suggests that those conversations are likely to trail off as […]
A Great New Resource About Kids And Philosophy
Does Your Child (age 4-8) have a Philosophical Question? Ask Scott Hershovitz, a professor at the University of Michigan.
Submit your kid’s philosophy question through the link below: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/apr/11/does-your-child-have-a-question-to-ask-a-philosopher?CMP=share_btn_tw Scott’s new upcoming book is An extract from Nasty Brutish and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with Kids, by Scott Hershovitz I was a philosopher almost from the time that I could talk, and I am not alone in that. Every kid—every single one—is a philosopher. […]