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How much media can and should kids experience?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Burk Mar 26, 2011. 2 Replies

I'm 15 and from a young age watched Family Guy, played M for Mature games, etc. People seem worried about kids being exposed to such things, but I think it has only benefited me. I know more about…Continue

Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regina M May 9, 2012. 20 Replies

First, my  coming out story. After church, I got into yet another argument with my Dad about what happened in Church. The story was that one city that got destroyed and that guy who was spared's wife…Continue

So nice to find people to talk to!

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I was born into a Christian family, but I think I've always had atheism in me from a young age, because I remember when I was 5 or 6 that I asked my dad if it was okay to sometimes doubt God exists.…Continue

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Regina M replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"I can't believe anyone has suggested tormenting your sunday school teachers yet! Oh what an opportunity you have to improve your debating-a-religious skills! Read the bible and pick out the things that make the least amount of sense to you.…"
May 9, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"It's tough being 15 and living with religious parents. I'd recommend covering, keeping a low profile, without actually lying to your parents, until you're old enough to be emancipated without trauma. If you're lucky enough to go…"
Apr 22, 2012
Jedi Wanderer replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"Awesome post Jacob. My response is that you should endure. I just got finished reading the Odyssey, and perseverance is my favorite virtue, so it comes with the territory that I will be pushing lessons learned, but in all honesty, I think this…"
Apr 22, 2012
Boothby171 replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"To be serious: I think that ASA has the best approach so far. You can stand your ground and not intentionally burn bridges in front of you. Be steadfast, be calm.  Talk about religion as you would talk about changing a carburetor.…"
Apr 22, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
Apr 22, 2012
Joseph Halatyn replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"Jacob-   I find it quite disturbing that your dad thought he could get away with guilt-tripping you by saying that he was sad that you were going to hell. He may not realize that he has such a smart son. You live in your parents home. You have…"
Apr 11, 2012
Steph S. replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"I am so impressed with all the wonderful posts here. We are here to support you Jacob. Asa you have such kind words. Love the list Matthew. Everyone pretty much said everything. Hope it all goes well for you."
Apr 11, 2012
matthew greenberg replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"He's still a kid. Look at his profile."
Apr 11, 2012
matthew greenberg replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"There may be. Such as?"
Apr 10, 2012
Asa Watcher replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"Be a good son. Obey your mommy and daddy. You can be every mommy and daddy’s dream, even if you are an atheist. Don’t burn any bridges. Engage your peers. Church is a great place to meet girls.  (I know) Enjoy the…"
Apr 10, 2012
matthew greenberg replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"so you recommend Jacob run away?  that advice is highly irresponsible.  Jacob is being forced to go to Church, not commit armed robbery.  and he's not living a highly oppressed lifestyle such as that of the Amish.  while it…"
Apr 10, 2012
matthew greenberg replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"Jacob, you're in a difficult position to be sure.  but it won't last forever, although it may feel like it.  i've been an atheist since i was 14 (22 years ago) and have endured many a church service, whether it be for a…"
Mar 20, 2012
Daniel PD replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
"I actually reccomend reading those kinds of books, they're great for a laugh! But yeah you have the right as an american citizen and a human being to (not)read what ever you wish, it's as simple as that. As for the siblings, I…"
Mar 19, 2012
Gary Burk replied to Jacob's discussion How much media can and should kids experience?
"When my kids were teenagers, each had his own connected PC.  The father of one of their school mates asked me why I was not concerned about what they would see and do in their mostly unsupervised online time.   I gave his concern some…"
Mar 26, 2011
Jacob posted a discussion

How much media can and should kids experience?

I'm 15 and from a young age watched Family Guy, played M for Mature games, etc. People seem worried about kids being exposed to such things, but I think it has only benefited me. I know more about issues than much of my friends. I've become an atheist due to not being restricted from Internet use. But do you think kids need to be sheltered from more adult media? If so, why and to what extent? If not, why not?
Mar 21, 2011
Jacob replied to Park Bierbower's discussion FREE WILL
"I never got this. What does it matter? What is free will? Knowing about it changes nothing. You'll still make the same actions. But that's just me."
Mar 21, 2011

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At 7:55pm on May 15, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Jacob! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
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At 6:49pm on December 2, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
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