Norway Bans Religious Couples From Adopting Children

Norway

Tromsø, Norway.  Suggested reading: If the Atheists and the Christians Debate, Islam Wins! 

The Satanic Temple Is Exempted

Source: patheos.com by Andrew Hall

This affluent Scandinavian country of 5.3 million souls no longer allows religious couples to adopt children. The parliament voted 150 to 19 in favor of the Child Protection Act. Prime Minister Andrew Kanard signed the bill into law. The statute takes effect immediately.

 Does The Child Protection Act Discriminate?

 “Sure it does,” remarked Prime Minister Andrew Kanard. “If you think the criminal code discriminates against murderers, then I suppose the Child Protection Act targets the religious.”

Supporters of the law point to Richard Dawkins, renowned evolutionary biologist, atheist, and author of The God Delusion and his thoughts about the power religious parents have over children:

“There is a balancing act and you have to balance the rights of parents and the rights of children and I think the balance has swung too far towards parents,” he said.

“Children do need to be protected so that they can have a proper education and not be indoctrinated in whatever religion their parents happen to have been brought up in.”

Prime Minister Kanard is quick to point out parents have no rights over their children. Rather, parents are stewards of the rights of their children. Parents protect their children and their rights up until the time the minor comes of age and can exercise their own judgment.

“Bringing up a child in a religious home is a form of child abuse. Religious indoctrination hobbles the cognitive capacity of the child,” he stated. “It may take years for the young adult to throw off the toxic beliefs from their deluded caregivers.”

Read Further

Suggested reading by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

If the Atheists and the Christians Debate, Islam Wins!

 

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