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"My wife is also theist, as was I when we first got married. By the time we had kids I realized I was an atheist and came out to her. She was upset for a while but seems to have gotten at least used to my lack of faith. I was concerned about the…"
"Taking a child to church is by it's definition child abuse. So to let the child to be exposed to this abuse intentionally is unacceptable is every way. Some things are absolute and the abuse of children by the church in church is an everyday…"
"Hey, I'm an Atheist and my wife is a kinda Atheist (I think she may be in the agnostic camp and isn't ready to make to plunge). Anyway, I have a 7 and 4 year old (boy and a girl) and they have never stepped inside of a church. My boy knows…"
"UU groups can be a bit tricky, but they are good people. Our particular group is, as you can imagine, a very mixed up group of people. The only drawback with our group is that it is an older group with grown children so it is hard for us to convince…"
"Do you think your wife would be open to going to a UU fellowship? Maybe you should suggest that if she takes them to her church you could take them to a Unitarian meeting every once in a while, at least then you could expose them to alternative…"
"Caution: this post is from a real jerk who takes 12 pills a day to function in society after 368 days as a medic in Iraq. Advice herein will probably not work for you, and besides who really takes advice?
My wife is a deist (even though she does…"
"Well I don't have children but I'll speak from my own experience growing up. My non-religiousness while growing up was pretty much accidental. My mom was raised Baptist in a very conservative, traditional and harsh environment from my…"
"I personally wouldn't let my kids go to church alone with believers, I'd say no unless I could accompany them. It can be scary being a child alone with a big group of people who are acting strangely and obviously all believe something…"
"I share the concern that others have expressed here about their children being exposed to certain religious activities/beliefs. But, one day they will be exposed to it anyway. It' better when you can be there to see their reaction to church. My…"
"What does your wife think of these church rules? As she only attends occasionally and is married to you, I am guessing that while she may be a believer in Christianity she may not believe some of the tenets of this church. If my assumption is…"
"I didn't take my kids to church and after my divorce my ex did take the kids at times but never did anything about them going thru the mile-stones (confirmation etc.) as a result, they had to make up their minds about religion. I see the same…"
"I know you will hate the suggestion, but how about going with them? Then you know exactly what kind of stories they have been exposed to and it will make it easier for them to confide in you regarding any scary things they heard.
Exposure in itself…"
It really is a challenging situation when parents have different beliefs/ non-beliefs, so I wish you the best of luck. To me, this particular church sounds particularly nutty and one that I would be extremely uncomfortable about having my…"
"simple enough... I don't think I would personally choose to let them go just for personal reasons and I wouldn't care if it made my wife "happy" since it would absolutely TORTURE me, personally and it wouldn't be a fair…"
Nathan Young That's true Jonathan Brown. At one time I was a member of the MRA board when it was more open towards hearing an orthodox Mormon views on things. Since that time the MRA is now under the stewardship of a new 'religion' the 'Society for Humanistic Mormonism' which is merely another apostate religion. It will fail just like all other apostate forms of Mormonism have failed including might I add the Mormon "Transhumanist" Association and their kind, and all the front…
Hello fellow atheists! I have joined this site in an attempt to find other rational individuals, such as myself, and to promote a current charity drive that I am trying to get going for the Oklahoma tornado victims. I have managed to get many groups from around my area, including the Beyond Belief Foundation to back me on this endeavor.
I am located in Newnan, Ga and have my own atheist group entitled "Coweta County Atheists". I am currently being backed by Spaulding Co.…