Jennifer Knowles
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What do you tell your children about god?

Started this discussion. Last reply by dolo724 Feb 28, 2012. 11 Replies

I have an eight year old who is starting to ask about religion(why don't we go to church,did god make everything). I have answered as vague as possible because  I don't want him to be ostracized or…Continue

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dolo724 replied to Jennifer Knowles's discussion What do you tell your children about god?
"LIKE !"
Feb 28, 2012
dolo724 replied to Jennifer Knowles's discussion What do you tell your children about god?
""Some people believe in a god that made everything but your mother and I don't. We made you, my parents made me and your mom's parents made her. And so on, since before we can remember. Some people think it's wrong not to…"
Feb 28, 2012
Jennifer Knowles replied to Jennifer Knowles's discussion What do you tell your children about god?
"Yes it does help. Thank you for responding. I think i'm going to take everyone's advice and be honest with him and answer all his questions but stress to him he doesn't need to talk about it with anyone else. I know it won't be…"
Feb 28, 2012
Jennifer Knowles replied to Jennifer Knowles's discussion What do you tell your children about god?
"I think that's good advice to introduce him to a lot of different religions so he can compare them. I've also gotten him children' books on evolution and the the big bang. When your child is a little older I would recommend The Story…"
Feb 28, 2012
godfree inseaofred replied to Jennifer Knowles's discussion What do you tell your children about god?
"My children have been raised as atheists.  The questions were usually more along the lines of "Why does (name) believe in (god, zombies, etc.)?"  And, yes, the zombie was Jesus.  It was the only cultural touchpoint she had…"
Feb 28, 2012
Gregor_Samsa replied to Jennifer Knowles's discussion What do you tell your children about god?
"I find it best to ask, "What do you think?" and guide the conversation down the path of reason. I like Joe C's response of being discrete, and that suggesting to your child that discussions of these sorts be made only with Mom and Dad…"
Feb 27, 2012
Godless Poutine replied to Jennifer Knowles's discussion What do you tell your children about god?
"Others have replied to this better than I ever could. I have a 2 year old and I'm already thinking about this.  I also am in the awkward situation of not being out to my parents or to my wife's family.  And I'm a…"
Feb 25, 2012
Joe C replied to Jennifer Knowles's discussion What do you tell your children about god?
"FWIW, i can say how my family dealt with this: they were all very upfront about their skepticism and criticism of religion, but were equally upfront about how it is something to be very discrete about for our own protection. We got the message…"
Feb 25, 2012
Jennifer Knowles replied to Jennifer Knowles's discussion What do you tell your children about god?
"Thank you so much. I think Parenting Little Heathens is exactly what I was looking for. "
Feb 25, 2012
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What do you tell your children about god?

I have an eight year old who is starting to ask about religion(why don't we go to church,did god make everything). I have answered as vague as possible because  I don't want him to be ostracized or ridiculed or worse. I'm not going to lie to him about our lack of belief but I want to choose my words carefully. We live in Alabama where people aren't known for their open-mindedness. My husband and I are the only atheists around here so I don't have anyone to talk to about these things. I was…See More
Feb 24, 2012
Brent Feeney left a comment for Jennifer Knowles
"A belated welcome aboard! =)  Hope all is well with you today..."
Jan 30, 2012
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Jennifer Knowles
"Hi Jennifer, and welcome to this wonderful world of rationality, truth and peace. True common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom as freethinkers like you know well.    We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy…"
Jan 20, 2012
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"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
Jan 19, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for Jennifer Knowles
"Welcome,Jennifer ! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. "
Jan 19, 2012

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At 12:06pm on January 30, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

A belated welcome aboard! =)  Hope all is well with you today...

At 9:06am on January 20, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Jennifer, and welcome to this wonderful world of rationality, truth and peace. True common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom as freethinkers like you know well.
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 600 discussion topics and 3200 members.
At 9:23pm on January 19, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 8:56pm on January 19, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome,Jennifer ! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

 
 
 

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