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The problem with unthinking obedience
Episode 2611th November 2022 • Raising Freethinkers • Dale McGowan
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Examining the most common words in a parenting book can offer insights into the book's values.

Included among the 100 most common words in 'What the Bible Says About Parenting' are OBEDIENCE, OBEY, SIN, DUTY, EVIL, FEAR, AUTHORITY, DISCIPLINE, COMMAND, COMMANDMENT, SUBMIT, and LAW—many of them variations on the theme of obedience. 

Not one of those authoritarian words appears in the top 100 for the nonreligious parenting book 'Parenting Beyond Belief.'

Don't teach kids to obey without thinking. They just might.