8-Year-Old Preacher

Submitted by: mikit 9 years ago in Entertainment

Kid from Austin,Texas spreading the gospel with no influence from his parents at all.
There are 87 comments:
Female 221
I think this clip is great! I was brought up a christian, but my parents never took me to church. I just went on my own. Children can make their own decisions with religion, and I`m sure this kid has some input on doing this even if he didn`t beg to do the whole thing, I`m sure he was exited about it. I understand where a lot of the scientific facts come from, and I definetly respect the fact that people look into those things, I just believe that the information is mistaken. Also, someone earlier said if the world were all athiests it would be a better place, I think it would be better if the world were all of a peaceful religion. If people who aren`t christians and people who are but don`t act like it would just live according to the bible, the world would be a lot better. Yeah, to the thing about the family on 20/20 or whatever, that is too far. Nice reconstruction of the conversation at the end, made me laugh. Thanks horn for sticking up for the minority of this board!
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Female 36
Maybe your all wrong and religion is just something people made up to make them feel safe. Primitive people were afraid of the unknown so saying "Oh, those big flashes of light randomly through out the sky (lightning bolts incase you did catch on) are from gods hands." makes them feel better than saying "DUDE, WTF WAS THAT!!!"
just my opinion on the matter, dont bash me cause its diffrent than yours.
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Male 2
I know its hard to tell from the video but Im sure those are religious pamphlets hes hold with money in them. The "free money" being the ploy for people to take one and listen.
Also "with out any influence from the parents" Im sure was a sarcastic remark
As for the religious debate in here all I got to say is keep praying for them amputees. They`ll regenerate those limbs with out the help of satanic science for sure cause God loves them am I right?
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Male 87
catbarf - i apologize for my lack of patience in my last post. i was just frustrated because when i stated that you failed to answer my questions, you were quick to dismiss my ideas and make the assumption that `i have no idea what im talking about,` instead of actually examining you answers and realizing why they are invalid. i apologize for my rudeness. but please, email me so i can explain everything.
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Male 87
catbarf - i`m sorry, we don`t seem to be on the same page, and i don`t think we are going to get anywhere. no offense, but i look at the 13-17 age on your profile, and that would explain why you are not understanding where i`m coming from. did you really say that scientists have created life in a lab? wow. i could explain myself more, but it obviously wouldn`t get us anywhere. however, if you want to have an honest, mature discussion i would be more than willing if you would email me at [email protected]

bekll - the way i understand it you are saying that my problem isn`t with evolution, but about how the first life came about. and you are right, because....it is alot to post here. would you be uncomfortable with sending me an email so we could discuss this through that? [email protected]

thanks

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Female 1,984
"1. How did the first one-celled organisms get here?"
- This question is not about evolution or the theory of evolution - but abiogenesis.

The theory of evolution explains evolution. Do you have a better theory for it, or do you actually disregard the scientific fact?

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Male 1,455
I very easily explained how single-celled life came about (which has been tested and recreated in a lab).

I now, looking at it again, understand your second question. Quite simply, you have no idea what you`re talking about. The human brain does not store information the way you seem to be assuming. There is no limit like a set number or amount. Memory is assigned through neural pathways, which don`t have any specific capacity but are limited in terms of complexity and density.

What gives you the idea that the brain can hold far more than anyone could ever learn? Is it that crap you`ve heard tossed around like `You only use 10% of your brain!`? That`s completely false. EVERY cell in your brain is used. ALL OF IT.

Don`t go spouting things you don`t understand. People like you who reject things they don`t take the time to understand are the obstacle to scientific research.

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Male 1,455
And you did?
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Male 87
catbarf....
you didn`t explain or prove anything.
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Male 1,455
Horn:

1. Masses of basic materials in the primordial soup were hit by lightning, the energy causing them to assemble into life. Sure, it`d be nearly impossible, but when done over the span of hundreds of thousands of years over the whole planet, it happened.

2. Because we don`t have claws, or fangs, or speed, or strength. The brain developed out of a need for something to give humanity the edge.

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Male 1,162
yeah no influence at all... nope. None. No one telling the kid what to do. Damn this is sad.
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Male 87
sorry its been awhile since ive logged on here, its amazing how many people do not have the guts to send you an email when you post your address, but they love to sit back and shoot insults from an anonymous name.

two (pretty big) holes in the theory of evolution:
1. How did the first one-celled organisms get here?

2. And, according to the theory, evolution happens out of need. if this is the case, how can you explain the human brain, because it has the ability to hold much more information than anybody could ever learn. so, how could it have evolved out of necessity?

sorry about my being late into the discussion, but like i said, i dont check this too often and people....nevermind.

[email protected]

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Male 126
"pooptart, actually science doesn`t explain the creation of the world at all because in order for something to be scientifically explained it must be redone in a controlled enviroment... which hasn`t happened."

We can`t recreate limestone in a controlled environment. Does that mean geology is unscientific?

We`ve never redone the Lincoln assassination in a lab. Do we have no scientific explanation for why he died?

A team of researchers was not present in Pompeii 2000 years ago. Is science unusable in this case?

We cannot recreate supernovas or black holes in a lab. Are we to disregard any attempt at a scientific explanation for them?

Think about what you type. One day someone might respect you a bit for it.

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Male 444
what does this have to do with preaching?
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Female 12
ah some ppl have wayy too much time on their hands
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Male 130
anyone else notice that he seemed to be holding cardboard?
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Female 67
I`m not forcing my views on anything but how is that kid preaching? "Free money"? I don`t get it. :)
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Male 663
Free money, AND a free child?!
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Male 416
Let`s imagine.

I am walking trough the streets and I see a kid screaming around on a chair with 2 parents filming it and giggling, would I react ? No. It`s obvious nobody reacts. Also I don`t think it`s real. I hope not atleast.

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Male 243
pooptart, actually science doesn`t explain the creation of the world at all because in order for something to be scientifically explained it must be redone in a controlled enviroment... which hasn`t happened.

Oh, yeah,, whats with the whole free money!! bit?

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Female 1,984
"....and lets not even get started on the many gaping holes in the theory of evolution."

horn4231, I would LOVE for you to point out these supposed holes.

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Female 1,984
"The world would be so much better if there were no atheists, and everyone was Christian. Then there would be no more fighting about religion."

Then the human race will go extinct. Homo Sapiens - wise humans. Yeah, right. We`d all be living in mass delusion about an imaginary sky-daddy.

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Female 1,984
With no influence? I highly beg to differ. Poor kid was indoctrinated by this bs.
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Female 2,764
This is just as bad as the westburo church thing
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Female 818
I don`t... I don`t get it.
Free money is a religion?
Is the money inside a pamphlet or something?
I`m confused.
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Female 79
kikayoaka : `The world would be so much better if there were no atheists, and everyone was Christian.`

Why should everyone be a Christian? Why not atheist? I, for one, are not bothered by other people having their religions but why should they force it upon us? I would never wish being Christian upon anybody! Worst damn religion ever

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Male 126
"The world would be so much better if there were no atheists, and everyone was Christian. Then there would be no more fighting about religion."

Ah, such a good attempt. And yet one look at Ireland would make me believe otherwise.

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Female 42
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Female 42
@ horn4231 and possibly Maelstrom:

answer: A lot of them don`t, really. I usually choose to stay quiet unless I really feel someone is being unjust with what they`re saying, or things need to be corrected. Besides, the "fits" are probably because it`s a child being forced to preach religion. But wait!

readme08 said, "Every time you complain about religion, you are forcing your atheist views like this preacher forces Christianity. Hypocrites!"

Really? then that means whenever you complain about atheists, then you are forcing your Christian veiws on us (somehow...I don`t really see how that is either way.) Is it okay for you to critisize us and for us to do nothing about it? I know a lot of Atheist think they`re smarter than everyone else (which is wrong) but often it works both ways (which is also wrong)...

and there are gaping holes in evolution?
Show me something you think is a gap that isn`t disproved in this video.

Male 87
maelstrom - i`m glad someone else is on here defending Christianity, i feel like i am the only one sometimes.

question: why do atheists feel that it is their responsibility to throw fits about videos like this? who are they trying to convince?

hmm maybe theyre actually trying to convince themselves that theyre right......gasp...

....and lets not even get started on the many gaping holes in the theory of evolution

questions, comments, [email protected]

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Male 741
Maelstrom_x
THAT`S WHY WE`RE STILL RESEARCHING. Of course science doesn`t know anything, but at least we don`t say we do unlike religion.

Anyways, THEORIES are not something to brush off. THEORIES have facts that go for them AND THEORIES are widely accepted amongst scientists. A THEORY is basically a fact itself.
A theory is NOT something like "Oh, I believe that pink unicorns exist."

And, I can`t even reply to your comment about scientific theories being stupid when you bleieve an invisible man in the clouds made man out of clay and women form the man`s rib.
Actually, I think I just did.

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Male 1
>< OK
so, a bunch of people have never seen street preaching before.
(boy talks about free money, answering questions ->)

Heres how it works:
1. Stand On a Box
2. Act Like youre doing a give away
3. ask some questions. Gameshow style (ex. is a tomatoe a fruit or a vegitable, etc)
4. Gives the answerer a dollar. repeat a few times then
5. U ASKS A JESUS QUESTION and commence preaching

ive seen this a few times. i cant help but view it as playing tricks to get people to listen to u. w/e makes u happy, its just sad seeing a child being made to do this... !arg!, dont, argue, beliefs,

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Female 43
Religion is a personal belief. It should only matter what YOU believe, so why is everyone attacking each other with what they think is "right"?

Let`s just all have a Merry Christmas whether we celebrate it or not.

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Female 269
"...anyone homosexual, they refer to as fags."

Sounds like my high school. Makes me sick that i have to go there.

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Male 237
to all the people who said things like:

"Christians burned witches"
"Tried to kill Galileo"
"Said the world was flat"

Those were few people and far between. THose were movements of Christianity, mostly CATHOLIC in nature, ran by stupid close-minded people.

Has anyone here actually ever read the (non-catholic) bible and spent time in a less than hypocritical hate filled church? I doubt anyone has.

Merry Christmas

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Female 2
Can we all take a minute, step back, stop with your philospohical jargan and realize that you are on i-am-bored.com? you arent on any relgious affiliated website, and why are you guys wasting your time, on christmas, a day where you should be with your families, to argue about an 8 year old on a webstie where you go to when you are bored with nothing to do.

stop spending your time commenting on a you tube video of an 8 year old and actually do something productive for this world. you are all talk and no action.

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Female 38
wow. a lot of you are complaining for no reason. the kid was not "preaching." he was screaming free money and the guy with the camera was saying preach, but he did not preaching. and i dont belive it ever said which side he was "preaching" for. go argue about your beliefs on a more intelligent site.
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Male 10
Hmm I`m probably going to just be fueling the fire, but...
www.whydoesgodhateamputees.com
raises some interesting points regarding Christianity.
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Female 426
haha I like how you all get all deep into it. Gah who cares, ain`t bothering me.

@ the vid, I thought the kid was cute XD FREE MONEY!!!

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Female 706
"Here`s what you can do to survive an encounter with a Christian:

1) Ignore and walk away.

WOW THAT IS SO HARD! Face it, either you are right and he is wasting his time, or he is right and you`re going to Hell. I don`t get it, it sounds like a win-win to me. Why are you idiots complaining."

The third option is that niether the athiest nor the christian is right and they either both go to hell or something entirely random happens when you die.

But Maelstrom-
You talk about athiests being mad that christians want to make laws and ban things according to their religion- that`s a reasonable argument.
If a person isn`t christian, they have the right to be sort of pissed if they have to follow laws that are based only on the christian opinon of morality.
The laws should be without religion so that everyone can live their lives by whatever beliefs they want.

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Female 1,070
what the poo.

poor kid, when he grows up and sees this >.>"

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Male 1,882
Oh, and I already hear the replies coming: BUT MAELSTROM CHRISTIANS WANT TO BAN <insert whining here> AND I DONT LIKE THAT LOL?

Ok... So? No, really. Why do you think we have these things we call "countries"? If everyone agreed on everything, there`d be no national boundaries. Why? There`d be no point.

Most of you live in a democracy, where you can put in your two cents and, at the very least, have your voice count. Even if you are on the losing side of an issue in whatever country, you have the opportunity to speak out about it and gain support (or contempt in some cases). Even at the end of the fight, you have every right to leave.

It is rather cliche, but I`ll say it anyways. In North Korea, your "vote" is worthless, your "speaking out" will get you shot, and hey, get caught leaving the country? Execution, man, woman, or child.

Use your third right. Leave for a country that suits you, or at least a state. Damn.

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Male 404
Maelstrom, why should we walk away?
If they can preach why can`t we?
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Male 1,882
Free money? Now that`s a sermon I could attend.

"and science works out a lot better than the idiotic "god did it" way."

Oh yes, science has all the answers doesn`t it? Everything evolved from a single-celled organism, and the universe was made by a speck of matter and energy.

Atheist retards don`t realize just how stupid their theories (and yes, they are theories, sorry) really sound.

Does it even matter? No. If you believe in a religion, good for you. If not, who cares? I really don`t give a flying f***. What I do hate is atheists who think Christians are "out to get them".

Here`s what you can do to survive an encounter with a Christian:

1) Ignore and walk away.

WOW THAT IS SO HARD! Face it, either you are right and he is wasting his time, or he is right and you`re going to Hell. I don`t get it, it sounds like a win-win to me. Why are you idiots complaining.

GTFO of the internets.

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Male 777
I didn`t really see him preaching anything, although the adult DID say "Just preach, brother."
It just looked like the kid was yelling about free money.
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Female 1,596
Well...that kid is going to be pushed around a lot, but what was the preaching?
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Male 315
"I`m glad there`s someone who wants to raise their kid for God instead of the world. The kid isn`t hurting anyone, let him preach."
Uh, excuse me? Religion hurts a pooload of people. Killed 3000 of `em on a certain date in 2001, if you know what I mean.
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Female 49
Thats terrible.
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Female 674
I`m pretty sure it was just an experiment to see if anyone would respond to a shouting kid holding free money.
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Female 2,695
wait.. how was that preaching?
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Male 1,455
"The world would be so much better if there were no atheists, and everyone was Christian. Then there would be no more fighting about religion."

Nobody attempted to circumnavigate the world for centuries, simply because the Bible told them that the world is flat.

Galileo: Almost killed by the Church for his scientific research.

And then there`s all the people who were burnt as witches. Not just the Salem witch trials and the like- since churches are often hit by lightning, people assumed it was the fault of witches and killed them. It wasn`t until much later that they realized that it wasn`t Satan`s fault.

Do you really believe that theocracy is the way to go?

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Male 604
right across from my university. those people always get booed soo bad by the students, especially when they tell us we`re going to hell for some bullpoo.
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Male 741
"The world would be so much better if there were no atheists, and everyone was Christian. Then there would be no more fighting about religion."

If that happened, we would still believe the world was flat, that gravity was angels pushing us back to the ground, that each lightening bolt came from God`s hands, and that magic exists.

Religion is primitive, guys.

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Female 655
.... whats so bad about that video?....
all he did was scream `free money`
are we watching the same video?
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Male 22
it`s all good.

keep austin weird. :)

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Male 142
lmao Nice one Kikayoaka there are always two sides to every coin.

What if everyone just stopped whining on here?

Amazing

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Male 199
"Oh my God... Brainwashed much?
Young kids like him shouldn`t have to worry about religion like that. Hell, no one should. Religion is a waste of time. The world would be better off if everyone was an Atheist. Fewer fights and arguments
would occur, and everyone would be happier."-blackliner

That`s what she said.

on a more serious note: If that occured God would turn into the new f-u-c-k because when you say "Marry Christmas" to an atheist and they could say it back, but NOOOO they get all pissed like "WTF YOU ASS I DON`T BELIEVE IN GOD." You may not be like this, but there are uptight non-nice individuals who are.

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Male 352
The world would be so much better if there were no atheists, and everyone was Christian. Then there would be no more fighting about religion.
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Male 281
What the hell did this have to do with preaching? Nothing...and yet a bunch of intolerant fundamentalist atheists are already bashing Christianity.
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Male 99
FREE MONEY! ZOMG!!!!111 COME HERE!!!! I KNOW YOU WANT TO!!!!!!!!!111111111111!!1!!1

WTF?

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Female 262
Free money.... damn... and i all have to do is think Jesus was magic...?

Mmmmm....[ponder]

I`ll stick to David Blaine.

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Female 2,196
if hes really preaching i find nothing wrong with it cept nowadays its no longer effective but the fact that hes handing out free money is just stupid
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Female 21
this was disgusting...
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Female 49
i agree with Mariabethia. what exactly is that kid preaching? all he shouts about is free money.
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Male 11,740
"no influence from his parents at all" ?? seriously? The prompting by the person with the camera isn`t influence? It sure seems to me that telling a kid what to say is influencing them.

That is really sad for so many reasons, most of which have already been posted here.

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Male 1,420
dang, readme08, you beat me to it!
and if someone who calls himself pooptart19 calls me a moron for believing in God, something tells me he`s not quite the expert on intelligent behavior.
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Male 37
Every time you complain about religion, you are forcing your atheist views like this preacher forces Christianity. Hypocrites!
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Male 2,440
Why haven`t more people figured out by now that religion is for MORONS?! I`m sure all the other atheists, agnostics, etc. out there are glad not to be religious anymore.
To the evangelicals out there, stop poisoning the world with your bull$hit. Your 2,000 year old book of flippin` fairy tales doesn`t cut it anymore and science works out a lot better than the idiotic "god did it" way.
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Female 116
Oh my God... Brainwashed much?
Young kids like him shouldn`t have to worry about religion like that. Hell, no one should. Religion is a waste of time. The world would be better off if everyone was an Atheist. Fewer fights and arguments
would occur, and everyone would be happier. :-)
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Male 1,399
You want to see some brainwashing, watch the documentary "Jesus Camp."

That`s some scary poo.

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Female 38
okay i was a little confused. all he was yelling about was free money. im half awake, so could someone explain to me if he was actually "preaching."
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Male 168
what a pile of crap. Children should not be brainwashed like this.
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Female 26
I stopped in the first couple seconds,whoever was behind the camera was prompting him,not influenced...ha.
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Male 2,160
heh...guess they ran out of annoying old men to throw at us so they switched to child labor
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Male 82
I`m glad there`s someone who wants to raise their kid for God instead of the world. The kid isn`t hurting anyone, let him preach.
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Male 888
WTF OMG RUINED MY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!1
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Male 314
Not influenced..... And I`m Santa...
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Male 741
Texas...
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Male 4,004
I saw worse on CNN or 60 Seconds or something like it.

It`s a family that overly preaches about god.They have 3 kids and anyone homosexual, they refer to as fags. So the kids learn this growing up (oldest being 8ish) and the reporter interviewed the kids aside and asked them a few questions, the kids replied things like:
"They`re fags and they`re going to burn in hell, and if fags are allowed to live satan will rise up" and a bunch of stuff like that.
So the reporter eventually asked "What`s a fag?"
The kid, with help from his younger brother:
"A fag, is anyone who... a person that does....things...that god doesn`t want...like...it`s kind of hard to explain"

So...the moral is...don`t teach your kids to be intolerant if you`re not going to tell them what they`re going to hate.

Hey Billy, you will hate fags!
What`s a fag mommy?
Who cares...you hate them.
Okay.

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Male 377
yeah no influence at all... stupid kid.
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Male 777
Was that a stunt or something?
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Female 345
You didn`t watch the vid, did you? ;)
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Male 219
Probably a joke dude...Parent is laughing as he is telling the kid what to do.
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Male 2,616
"Urgh. Makes me sick."

I know- camoflauge cargo pants? EW!

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Male 513

If your kid is idealistic before he can spell the word... something is wrong with your parenting skills.
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Female 2,220
Urgh. Makes me sick.
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Male 2
Link: 8-Year-Old Preacher [Rate Link] - Kid from Austin,Texas spreading the gospel with no influence from his parents at all.
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