A child is not capable of understanding such things in life, so it shouldn't be crammed down their throats. Why do you think people say that children don't go to hell? Because they are incapable of understanding such things. It's called innocence. Kids who do this public profession of faith thing and take communion really have no idea what is going on. Their parents pushed them into it. I'd seriously question someone younger than 15 being capable of understanding what they are getting into. They have no life experience. I laugh at even high school aged kids who are dating.
We're not talking about vacation, we're talking about someone's beliefs. A child should not be forced to go to church if they profess that they want nothing to do with it. The commandment does not give parents a right to force children into a religion. It's insulting to the church to have someone there who doesn't want to be.
I don't deny the family unit, it's just not for me. It's a great thing for those who are into it, but I want no part of it. I am an individual and I will never share anything with anyone. I will not share my taste in forms of entertainment with anyone, and I will not share my income with anyone. I actually get pissed when someone who is so far on the opposite spectrum in terms of taste in music listens to something I love. Like a trendy hipster listening to Led Zeppelin. It ruins Led Zeppelin for me.
Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.
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