The debate "12 year old athiest DO know what they are talking about" was started by
April 12, 2015, 10:23 am.
23 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 24 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
PsychDave posted 1 argument, I_Voyager posted 1 argument, Getmurked posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
tr posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
transfanboy, PsychDave, YesOrNo, stantinou93, I_Voyager, Getmurked, rcheyanne99, jonatron5, sighnomore99, sdiop, pajrc1234 and 12 visitors agree.
tr, JMP9940, wmd, Shreedeep, sugoi_shan, invincible_01, judge and 17 visitors disagree.
of course a kid could form his own intelligent conclusions
surely not all, probaly not most, but there is something unique out there all the time haha
I certainly agree it is possible. And there are going to be instances when it's untrue. But I was aware and comprehending of theology and belief when I was 12, but it took til I was 14 before I realized none of it made any sense. I didn't have an internet filled with information to help me figure it out either. Now a days? Sure. A kid could spend three months reading all the conversations and watching all the debates and come to an informed decision.
A 12 year old Is perfectly able of observing their life and deciding whether the basic principles of God being omnipotent, benevolent and omniscient still apply and make sense...
I would say that they can know what they are talking about rather than do. There are some atheists who, no matter their age, don't actually know what they are talking about and enjoy just being belligerent.