• Babies are born atheists, and are indoctrinated into a religion.
  • Babies are born completely ignorant. Which means they are neither theists nor atheists.
  • They believe that milk is mana from heaven and that breasts are a manifestation of the divine. And they are already well on their way to developing a Goddess-based religion.
  • Babies are not born with any religion and people make them to believe the religion which they have been following and as the babay grow he/she is well conditioned in the belief system of their parents.
  • Children are Born Believers in God, Academic Says Children are "born believers" in God and do not simply acquire religious beliefs through indoctrination, according to an academic. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, "Every child is born with a true faith of Islam (i.e. to worship none but Allah (God) Alone) but his parents convert him to Judaism, Christianity or Magainism, as an animal delivers a perfect baby animal. Do you find it mutilated?"
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      So what you are saying is you believe in the false teachings of Agustine of Hippo. Children are born with no knowledge of God, they are totally innocent.
  • We already discussed this in a comment thread. It's an obvious fact that no one is born with a certain religion, mainly it's the environment that determines one's beliefs
  • I think religion is learned. I'm not sure babies even have the capacity to believe in intangibles.
  • This lady with the milk must be where everything came from
  • I really hope that you are NOT serious ! Faith 'n Religion are LEARNED ; not inherient .... nor instinctive ....
  • I seriously doubt it. People may be born with a predisposition towards faith, then again maybe not - that is a fairly controversial topic in psychology at the moment. However to think that a person is born with a full knowledge of or belief in a specific religion is as far fetched as it gets.
  • Babies are born with a few involuntary reflexes and a need to look at and visually study things. That's about it. Pretty much a tabula rasa.
  • Nope, they are tabula rosa as someone else said. How could they know anything?
  • Of course not - the same as when they are born they are unable to read or write; everything they subsequently learn, good or bad, is down to those that teach them.....
  • They worship their mother as God. Their father is Satan.
  • Depends on the type of birth and their past deeds, word, devotion, and lifestyle. I'll use a real life example from my mom. My grandmother wasn't religious and yet my mom was born with a strong love for God. At the same time, it could also be the other way around. A person could be a devotee and have a non believer as a child. We all have a certain amount of faith when born, some more, some less due to the association of this material world. However, as we get older we develop our faith from our family, literature, friends, school, religious centers, schools, conscience, self reflection, and interaction with society. Commonly though, devotees have devoted children or vise versa but this isn't always the case. In fact, each of us has God inside us but most when born, don't remember this, due to the illusion of materialism. Just as person easily forgets their birth, in the same way most babies when born, depending on what mode of nature forget their faith. There are some who have no faith, little, some, and very rarely those who have full faith at birth.
  • Babies are born like a blank mold. Ready to absorb and form anything it's parents see fit to instill in it.
  • Ofcourse none, but they are destined to be who they are someday, and we can be factors to some of these some growth and changes.
  • No, babies brains contain no memories and are completely underdevoped. Babies are blank slates. What's this ? all about, Antigone?
  • no,babies can barely see to the other side of the room let alone subscribe to religious beliefs
  • No. I believe they are born pure and innocent, corruption happens later.
  • In a way, yes. There was a University of Minnesota study of twins who were reared apart. It involved 53 identical and 31 fraternal twins. It found a heritability of religousness of 43%. It also found a heritability of beliefs on abortion, evolution, birth control, and divorce of 27%. Amazing stuff, I'm not making it up. So how religious you are is at least partly inherited.
  • If 57% of the difference can be attributated to the enviroment, then they must not have been socialized equally.
  • Its always black and then their are future preminitions, not a catholic jesus, but a toy or a hand in the blackness that is showcased like in outerspace. Its as if to provide religion. When I was older, its as though elmo was to make a play, but our logic was incompatible and it would give up...just like any "reaching" lecturer.
  • we belive that babies are born Muslims...if no one influnce him .. they for sure will belive in the one god.
  • No. Upon birth, babies have no beliefs regarding gods and religions. These things are constructed by humans and children have to learn them (if they are to know them). They are without belief.
  • haha no, but similar to genetics in the sense that they do "inherit it from their parents" many times.
  • I don't know about "born with religious beliefs" but I jsut heard on the radio today that babies cry in an accent from their homeland.
  • Babies have no awareness of their own emotions and motivation. It is not until a child’s sense of self is established. That's when they are more likely to remember information that is related to themselves.
  • I believe it most likely that they are born completely ignorant of such concepts. *** They don't believe in any deity. (They are not theists.) *** They don't believe that deities don't exist - or disbelieve in the existence of deities. (They are not atheists.) *** They don't believe that it is impossible to know if deities do or do not exist. (They are not agnostics.) *** In fact, they don't even know of the concept of "deity". They have NO opinion on the subject because they are COMPLETELY ignorant of the subject. *** Likewise, I don't think babies are born with political affiliation, with racial discrimination, or with an opinion on anything else that logically REQUIRES at least SOME knowledge of a subject, when they have not received ANY education (formal or informal) on that subject.
  • Babies cannot fathom anything outside of themselves, hence when they cry and their mother appears, they don't see her as separate, they have no sense of separateness, this isn't seen until they are two and recognise themselves in a mirror. Children are magical thinkers. This is why transgenderism is so abhorrent. because a child cannot fathom the enormity of making a choice to go on puberty blockers and other sex hormones, because this makes them sterile, unable to have children, and affects brain development.
  • Babies are born deists, and indoctrinated into thinking they have no purpose or belief.
  • We are all born as atheists until at some point in a person’s life they get brainwashed into religious delusions by the people around them since religious people are psychological bullies. It’s called peer pressure which adult atheists are unaffected by because they know that religion is bull$hit and only holds them back in life. Atheists know how to move on in life while religious people are stuck in their own head.

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