Greetings all - just joined, and I'm looking for input/experiences in how to guide young children through their youth, allow them to learn all they can about all cultures and creeds, but avoid…Continue
"On the Dawkins site there is him being interviewed by a believer who is absolutely convinced because he survived being electricuted in a bizarre manner. I found this way more convincing than that anyway. If this sprung from the parents, then…"
"I don't have a similar experience, Michael, in that my family accepted my beliefs pretty well. I do feel for you, though. One thing I've learned over the years is that non-believers are in fact a large, silent group. Silent, I would…"
"I find myself in much the same situation. My kids are 9 and 6, and my husband was raised a Christian and still believes, although I don't think he labels himself a Christian anymore. The kids have been to church a few times with him, and they…"
"I'm a militant atheist and have taught my kids that if they believe in God, they'll go to hell. :)
Seriously, we've reared them in atheism, and educated them about whatever religions they've been curious enough to ask…"
"Having no kids, I can't comment on how to raise them. However, what you described pretty much fits how I was raised by my parents to a tee. They are loosely Christian, but don't go to church and always told me "some people…"
"I mostly feel the same as you about others' beliefs. It sounds like you are raising the kids as neutrally as possible. Being exposed to lots of different beliefs, without being told one is "the right way", in my opinion, usually…"
Greetings all - just joined, and I'm looking for input/experiences in how to guide young children through their youth, allow them to learn all they can about all cultures and creeds, but avoid indoctrinating them with my own beliefs so strongly that I become guilty of what all religions do. I have 9, 7 and 5 yr old children. My wife is still "searching" for what her faith means. By that I mean, she really doesn't know what she is, but she feels like "there's something else". We've talked…See More
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