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raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Morris Mar 6, 2013. 29 Replies

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

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Shane Morris replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"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…"
Mar 6, 2013
Michael Black replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"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.…"
Jan 23, 2013
Alan Perlman replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"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)."
Jan 22, 2013
Dyslexic's DOG replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"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…"
Jan 22, 2013
Earther replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"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…"
Jan 21, 2013
Joan Denoo replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"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…"
Jan 20, 2013
James M. Martin replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"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…"
Jan 20, 2013
booklover replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"I feel the same as Sentient Biped!  I admire you and what you're doing.  Come here for support anytime.  You will get lots of help here!~ Melinda"
Jan 20, 2013
Alan Perlman replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"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. …"
Jan 20, 2013
Frizzletoad replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"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…"
Jan 20, 2013
Josh Hatfield replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"Honestly dude, I wouldn't risk it.  You can hypothetically say what ever you want to, but when it comes down to it, the vast majority of people try to teach their children to think like they do, whether consciously or not.  But the…"
Jan 19, 2013
Dyslexic's DOG replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"Oh, BTW, that girl is now a pastor in that church, continuing with her lie telling and false tales to reap an income from the church.  Yes, she is lying for God, to earn easy money without having to work for a living."
Jan 18, 2013
Dyslexic's DOG replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"Had that children being invited by friends to a "God is gr8" experience with my son, a girl he was interested in had invited him to an evangelist youth function, supposedly just for music and fun at a squash center purchased by the…"
Jan 18, 2013

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At 3:57am on October 14, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello xhuman, 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.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
Terry
At 9:38pm on October 13, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Here's the discussion where I quoted you. Are all atheists antiauthoritarian
At 9:32pm on October 13, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, xhuman! 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.

BTW, I hope you don't mind if I share your About Me answers in the discussion about how anti-authoritarian we atheists seem to be based on our About Me replies.

 
 
 

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