interested in feedback/morale support in my being honest with my daughter about (the fact that) there is no god. i live in south carolina, where even not going to church causes one to be labeled a…Continue
"i shall never be so old that i pass up an opportunity to act like an ass to religious people. after all, they've fucked up our society enough that generations after us will be mopping up the shit. you just got old enough not to…"
"Hi! My only advice is to continue what you are doing and to stay strong. I also raised my daughter to be Atheist, and it was quite easy. Honestly, I think she would have chosen to be Atheist even without my influence. She is…"
"You and your wife are the only one that can make your kids to attend church. Neither forcing kids to go to church will make believers of them, nor will forcing them to attend an atheist and skeptics meeting will make nonbelievers of them.…"
"Thanks for the tip on the humour bit - I have a natural inclination to poke fun at things which make little sense to me to begin with, and I think as long as one can avoid doing it in a belittling way, no harm done."
"BTW, a good point of entry for secular/rational evaluation of the Bible is the Noah story: scientifically impossible, morally repulsive, and ghastly to contemplate (all those bloated, dorwned bodies, including children)."
"Mathew, on the learning about evolution bit, there's lots of fun dinosaur games and some humorous children's books, which helped our children understand evolution, plus comedy concerning God and creation myths.
I've always found humor…"
"That must certainly be true, but if I may offer my humble opinion (after reading your own story), I think your own situation may be making you slightly more cynical towards the idea than I am presently. I suppose the way I view it is like this: not…"
"You and Michael have both stated precisely the solution that I'm hoping she and I will be able to agree on. I've no problem with my wife and I stating outright what we believe and why - it's the proselytizing nature of churches that…"
"I don't have children but you are not alone. There are many hurdles for all of us as an atheist in America. No one person has the solution that works for everyone because everyone has there own issues. I believe it is best to…"
"Ouch! Sorry, I have no advice, and yet I can recognize how much you love your daughter, and important it is to stand firm in your honesty with her. Others may be successful in brainwashing her and I hope that is not the case. Expressing your love…"
"If anyone makes this a problem, contact the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or Americans United for Separation of Church and State and they may be able to help. I wish you well. You are not alone. Religion will be flaunted…"
"I agree w/SB. Kudos and good luck! Fortunately, there is a wealth of books, magazines (see the "Junior Skeptic" section of Skeptic Magazine) and Internet material aimed at teaching kids atheism and humanistic values. …"
"This is just what I was thinking. When it comes to politics and religion, I just let my son know how I feel about things and why. I also go over why other people believe differently. Letting him know that he can believe…"