👀 Watch as Rabbi Daniel Rowe reacts to atheist Richard Dawkins' famous claim that raising children to be part of a religion is child abuse. Dawkins suggests that as God does not exist, parents are indoctrinating their children with a belief that is false and that is an abuse of their parental responsibility.
Rabbi Rowe deconstructs this argument, suggesting first that if a parent has a religious belief they cannot be expected to lie to their children. Furthermore, giving children a sense of purpose and meaning through a sense of shared identity based on their own family values can be both beneficial and highly meaningful. This is part of Rabbi Rowe's series of responses to common atheistic arguments and attacks on faith.
- April 9th 2021