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New member - how to parent in a xtian society?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linsay Aug 15, 2009. 4 Replies


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Linsay replied to Linsay's discussion New member - how to parent in a xtian society?
"Thanks so much! I will check these books out and I did join the group."
Aug 15, 2009
Dawn K replied to Linsay's discussion New member - how to parent in a xtian society?
"Hi Linsay! Welcome to A|N. Mary is right, there's a group here for parents. Parenting Little Heathens. You'll find a lot of parents sometimes struggling with the same issues. Exposing kids to various religious viewpoints is a good way to…"
Aug 15, 2009
Bryan McManus replied to Linsay's discussion New member - how to parent in a xtian society?
"I'm not sure if I can offer any insight. Both of my kids' mothers are Pagan which has its own set of myths to contend with but at least they won't be raised to "pity" non-believers as many xtians are. They also will be least…"
Aug 15, 2009
Jo Jerome replied to Linsay's discussion New member - how to parent in a xtian society?
"I do know there's a whole group on this site titled "Parenting little heathens" or something like that. Search for them under the 'groups' heading. Wish I could help but the closest I get to parenting is cleaning out the…"
Aug 15, 2009
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New member - how to parent in a xtian society?

Hi - I'm new to the Nexus - seems great so far! I'm an atheist mom of two little girls (1.5 and 3.5 yrs old). I would love to hear how other rational parents out there are dealing with the overwhelming influence of christianity on so many aspects of life... how do you keep your kids from getting indoctrinated without sheltering them too much? I believe that they need to make up their own minds, of course, because I'd be a big old hypocrite if I didn't, but keeping them safe from the insidious…See More
Aug 15, 2009
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At 5:47pm on August 23, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its 10,700+ good friends and discussion groups.
Among the groups, may I suggest you try the busy group “Origins: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion.....” with its 160 commonsense topics whose discussions rebuff religious nonsense. You will be welcome.
Terry Meaden (English; an ardent atheist, scientist, check my profile and you will see)
At 6:04pm on August 15, 2009, A Former Member said…
Linsay, welcome to Atheist Nexus. Be sure to check out the GROUPS page to find like-minded people.

I've started seven groups here, so please join any you think you might be interested in.

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At 1:04pm on August 15, 2009, Not important said…
Good question. I'd love to hear some responses. I coached gymnastics for about 10 years and in a pretty "bible belt" region. I never said bless you to sneezes and just smiled when a parent would comment on how their little one included me in their prayers at night. It'd be nice if some of the kids I influenced saw me as a good person, a role model, and wouldn't think less of me if they later found out I was an atheist the whole time.

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