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I need advice, help and maybe medication

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tenken Oct 31, 2011. 25 Replies

Hello all, Im new to the site and very happy to find this community free of fairytales. Im married with 2 children and another on the way. I have been with my christian wife for 12 years. I have just…Continue

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Nov 16, 2011
Tenken replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"It's at the top of the page, go to "Edit" and then "Close Discussion."  You can re-open it at any time."
Oct 31, 2011
mistercliff replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"I sympathies and though I don't have kids but I do teach them in an environment where I can't flat out say antitheist statements either. The good old saw about not giving a man a fish but teaching him how to fish comes in handy…"
Oct 31, 2011
Roger Deaton replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"Thank you all for the advice. I guess I will see how this all plays out, will let you know in the future. How do I close this post now? Is it under options where I close discussion?"
Oct 31, 2011
Humble Pie replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"Have you considered involving your wife in these little chats?  I can imagine it going something like this: "Daddy, did Jonah really get eaten by a whale?" "Well, some people believe that.  Mommy does.  But may people…"
Oct 31, 2011
Roger Deaton replied to Derek Murphy's discussion Help pick a name for my blasphemous, anti-religious apocalyptic thriller!
"1. Staying Behind 2. Force of Tribulation I know these dont work but was trying to re arrange the left behind titles"
Oct 30, 2011
Tenken replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"Has your wife talked to your son about your atheism?  How does she explain it?"
Oct 30, 2011
Craigart14 replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"You're in a tough spot, no question.  I do see a couple of possibilities, though.  You can show your kids that it's possible for two good, intelligent people to disagree and still love each other.  It would be nice if your…"
Oct 30, 2011
Prog Rock Girl replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"There are also some groups about having a religious partner here...one is "In an 'interfaith' relationship" and "living with a religious spouse"...check them out, there are lots of athests with non-atheist partners,…"
Oct 28, 2011
Jason Spicer replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"If by "aggressive" you mean "always presenting the rational alternative", then OK. I'm not saying to go on the attack. I'm saying when the kid says some bullshit "learned" in church, point out that some people…"
Oct 28, 2011
Roger Deaton replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"My childrens future. I want to have my cake and eat it too"
Oct 28, 2011
Roger Deaton replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"Thank you all for your input. Things are not that bad right now because my wife and I dont speak about religion, thats the way it is with my whole family though. I just dont want them brainwashed at this young age. I would not be upset if they…"
Oct 28, 2011
Tenken replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"I wouldn't judge anything as good or bad or "the absolute worst" without qualifying it with something like "[bad] for saving the marriage," because Roger's decision is his own.  For all we know, taking an…"
Oct 28, 2011
Drake Everren replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"If a kid really gets involved in the church community while growing up and finds it to be a beneficial and integral part of their life, then it's just fine if they choose to keep the belief. Most teenagers tend towards agnosticism if they grew…"
Oct 28, 2011
Tenken replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"I too question Drake's underestimation of the potential harmful personal effects of religion.  And I feel like there's more to the formula than simply giving ambiguous answers until kids are in high school that he might not be aware…"
Oct 28, 2011
Jason Spicer replied to Roger Deaton's discussion I need advice, help and maybe medication
"High school is much too late. Religions are exceptionally good at buttressing interwoven nonsense in impressionable minds. It's important to continually raise pointed questions about the fundamental silliness of the religious propositions as…"
Oct 28, 2011

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At 7:17pm on October 14, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Roger! 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.

At 4:00am on October 14, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Roger, and welcome to this worldwide meeting place of truth and peace.

"True common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom."
If freethinkers could only reason with the religious, there would be no religious. 

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 550 discussion topics and 3000 members.
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