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So, he's reading... but WHAT is he reading?,
This review is from: For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever (Hardcover)
Sorry to rain on the parade, parents, but did you ever actually read what is in this book? Most of the comments here seem to say, "Well, he is reading, so who cares what the book says!".
Look at page 120: Cool Things to Expect in Your Lifetime:
"Computers in your skin... By putting a single chip underneath the skin (where you can't feel or see it), the need for a wallet or ID will be eliminated... wave your arm ... and the information will be transferred to other computers.... Eventually, it will be used to track criminals... The chip won't quite make you a robot, but it will be the first step in combining computers with humans."
Nice propaganda. The next paragraph explains how nano-tech will be injected into our blood. Wow, that's cool...
Here are more chapters:
Weapons; Spies; Testing DNA; What your Organs are Worth; Sports; Wars & Crushing Conquerers; Rock Stars and how much they make; Blockbuster Movies; Video Games; The World's Richest; Monster Hunting; Predators: Kings of the Hill
We didn't buy this on Amazon, we bought it as Suggested Reading at our son's elementary school book fair. AFAIAC the school AND the book are "Dangerous for Boys", and all of us.
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Initial post: Nov 24, 2012 7:00:37 AM PST
Trust Your Gut says:
The things you mentioned are true-life events and happenings. What is wrong about a boy, whose curiosity is difficult enough as it is to tame, learning about real-life stuff?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 9:01:26 PM PST
Barry Burek says:
There is nothing wrong with learning about stuff. What is wrong is TEACHING curious kids that war is Cool, computers in your arm and blood are Cool, and weapons are Cool. That's why I called the book propaganda. The book promotes a new normal: kids with weapons, tracking devices in our bodies, video games that prepare our kids to kill without conscience.
By the way, curiosity is cool.
Posted on Dec 10, 2012 5:50:59 PM PST
Alfred Yale says:
Thank you for preventing me from buying this book, as it would have been a big mistake.
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 10:55:00 AM PDT
Propaganda is right! Wow, people just don't realize what this represents!
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2013 11:05:29 AM PDT
Curiosity is cool! So is educating yourself. Have you ever heard of the following quoted material? Believer or not, don't you think it's at least wise to consider? WHY would this prophecy even exist? And WHY would we allow, or worse yet, encourage our children to submit their very being to the government? That's just crazy if you ask me! I have no problem with the government having people's DNA to charge and/or exonerate them from crimes; however, a computer chip in my body so that every single move I make can be monitored. Freaky at best!
"It is widely taught that the mark of the beast will be a computer chip, surgically implanted under the skin, by a totalitarian government wishing to exercise total control over its citizens. Some have speculated the mark was tied to bar codes or even the social security numbers used in the United States. In fact, the beast's mark is much broader and far more menacing than bar codes, social security numbers or implanted RFID chips.
It is imperative that all have a clear understanding of just what constitutes the mark of the beast and how to avoid receiving it because all who do receive it will receive the divine sentence of eternal death. To understand the beast's mark, it is first necessary to understand who, or what, is the beast. Bible scholars widely agree that beasts are prophetic symbols of world-wide political powers:
"These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth." (Daniel 7:17, KJV)"
Wow, how slippery to promote such a thing to children. Wake up you fools.
Posted on Jun 27, 2013 11:10:15 PM PDT
Vivian Tremayne says:
My grandson reads a lot and after reading what you see as the "baddest" parts of this book, I think my grandson would enjoy it. This is not to be taken quite so seriously. My suggestion would be to lighten up a bit. it's just another book. Your negatives actually made me more encouraged about buying this book. I agree that it's not for serious readers - a bit of fluff on the side, perhaps.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2013 7:13:21 PM PST
Wally Scherler says:
May I humbly submit that suggesting to children that they are powerless to impact the world of tomorrow is more destructive that any words in a book or evil imagination of man. Applause to any parent who reads what their children are reading and shares with them that there is a God in the universe who has once and for all defeated evil through His son Jesus and has made this victorious power available to all who choose. To read or not read is not the question, the question is: "Am I offering my child hope or fear?"
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