by Ross Olson
Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens in God is Not Great claim that Christianity and Creationism are child abuse because they indoctrinate the young and vulnerable.
But what about those who tell kids, "You are an accidental collection of molecules. You not only have no intrinsic value or significance but when you die, it is all over. Also, you are not even the pinnacle of evolution but part of an accidental species that will probably be replaced by cockroaches. We are not even sure about free will... but we are pretty sure you are destroying the earth. And by the way, there are too many of you. Now hurry along, children, your next class is on Self Esteem."