Nuggets of Wisdom

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Irony


“Camp Quest is the first residential summer camp in the history of the United States for the children of Atheists, Freethinkers, Humanists, Brights, or whatever other terms might be applied to those who hold to a naturalistic, not supernatural world view.”Camp Quest website.

Consider it the atheist’s equivalence to Jesus Camp. Not surprisingly enough, the camp was founded by Richard Dawkins—the militant atheist infamous for calling religious parents “child abusers.” So apparently, according to Ricky’s logic, sending you kid to Bible camp is “brainwashing” and “indoctrination” (and thus “child abuse”), but sending your kid to Camp Quest isn’t.

I know I’m going to receive comments telling me that the camp isn’t about “indoctrinating” children into atheism; that it’s about teaching children science and critical thinking (things they already learn in school). If that’s the case, why not send them to a normal science camp? Why send them to a camp whose motto is “Beyond Belief”? The only plausible answer is that you want your child raised in an atheistic/agnostic worldview.

I personally don’t care if you raise your children with or without religion. As long as you’re not teaching them to hate other people or blow themselves up, you’re fine with me. But if you insist on looking down on other parents for sending their kids to Bible camp, you best not send yours to Camp Quest. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.