Black Spirituality Religion : Study Finds, Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction,
    according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science.

    Researchers presented 5- and 6-year-old children from both public and parochial schools with three
    different types of stories -- religious, fantastical and realistic –- in an effort to gauge how well they
    could identify narratives with impossible elements as fictional.

    Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/21/children-religion-fact-fiction_n_5607009.html

    Study: Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction

    Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new
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    :10500: is that a fact? ha ha
     
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    Hi RAPTOR, Hee hee. Well Of course! Cognitive Science? They are only plugged into their own so called cognitive thought and therefore, cannot relate to that which is not ameba. Which kind of speaks to their belief that God is not the ultimate being of science, thus, making their own god, an ameba, the beginning of their own lives as they see it. Therefore children who are exposed to religion have a wider plane of existence on many different levels.
     
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    Be that as it may, what of the study?
    If there are flaws in their study, I'd
    look forward to you sharing what
    you've discovered...
     
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    I read the study and it was determined that even though the secular kids seemed to look at things as real or not real according to one version of study, there was still another which determined that even the secular kids thought that a divine power was "plausible".

    I talked with a six year old who went to Disney Land and he told me that Micky Mouse is real. "I know because I saw him." Our discussion continued because I want him to be aware that there are things you can see and hear, that are actually made up by people. I didn't want him to be taken advantage of somewhere in the future. He still likes the character, Mickey Mouse.
     
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    i'd like to see any living person that has not been exposed to religion ... let alone children

    isn't it sort of everywhere ... even on the money we teach babies to count

    on the surface it seems an impossible task to present or find such people

    let alone conduct a serious study using them

    but obviously it is doable ... :look:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    Haha, true.
     
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