All Blog Posts Tagged 'children' (40)

When Secular Children Fly Solo At Church

This weekend was a personal test for my parenting. As an atheist parent, I am pretty adamant in presenting both sides of an argument and using context when discussing religious belief with my kids. The only confirmation of how fair of a job I am doing is when the kids end up in awkward…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on September 30, 2014 at 7:56pm — 2 Comments

Unwanted Children at the Border and the Evil Legacy of Catholicism

A major immigrant crisis is brewing along the Mexico-US border where thousands of children are crossing without their parents, fleeing what seems like gang warfare. According to some estimates, nearly 70,000 people have died recently in Mexico as a result of drug-related conflict. While we must not diminish the importance of US foreign…

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Added by Hiram on September 27, 2014 at 2:01pm — 5 Comments

Bible verses religious people don't mention or preach about + art for the verses

Have you all checked out "Awkward Moments Children's Bible" yet? It's an Amazon award-winning book and concept. No, I don't own shares of this book or are related to it's creators but I really, really LOVE the whole concept asnd I often share the illustrations on my Facebook page. I'd like to see the author put the art+verse on the backs of T-shirts (large design so easily read) as I'd proudly wear that in public to get people to think - I'd even purposedly stand in lines and position myself…

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Added by LBGT Atheist/Secular Humanist on July 1, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

The Battle for Zachary’s Brain III: Religion Rears its Ugly and Divisive Head (rev.)

“If God wants us to do a thing he should make his wishes sufficiently clear.  Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him.”

Samuel  Butler

“I cannot believe in a God who has neither humor nor common sense.”

W. Somerset Maugham

Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series will remember that Zach is my 6-year-old stepson (7 this month) whose task of configuring the world – his…

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Added by Alan Perlman on August 10, 2012 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

People.....You Are Killing Your Children

I have heard it said that the Human Race is living at the bottom of an ocean of germs,

bacteria and virus's. The only thing that has allowed us to survive to today is because

our ancient ancestors had evolved an immune system that has the ability to fight off the

majority of these diseases.



But, if the Human Race does not allow the immune system to do its job, we will slowly

lose it and become dependant upon medicine. That is not good.



To retain a good…

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Added by Larry Smith on June 28, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments

Catholic Parents: Oh No! Don't Give Our Children The Gay!

My wife and I both work and we have a two year old kid. This takes up a lot of my time so lots can happen in this world of ours without my noticing it. Like natural disasters, revolutions, whole continents disappearing into the sea and Bill 13, which is making its way through the legislature in…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 12, 2012 at 4:43pm — 2 Comments

My Lost Childhood I: Freethought and Skepticism Don't Live Here

(Excerpt from a blog post about my childhood)



M*A*S*H: The Communist Leftist Threat to American Democracy

One evening, I cannot remember how, I was sitting upstairs and the conversation went to television.  Then somehow I ended up…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 21, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

What's it Like Being an Atheist?

 

It’s a lot like being the only sober person in a car full of drunk people,    

and they refuse to pull over and let you drive.

 full on STEAL from:  http://freethoughtblogs.com/bluecollaratheist/…

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Added by Karen Loethen on September 19, 2011 at 11:09pm — 3 Comments

Mom, I'm an Atheist OR Mom, Your Grandchildren are Catholic

What a year I've had!



After having dealt with my wife becoming Catholic (with my blessing) and currently taking part in a community theater production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, my children (ages 8,5, and 11 mo) were baptized into the Roman Catholic Church.



My wife realizes how difficult this is for me. After all, she is one of a handful… Continue

Added by Jeremy Raines on August 5, 2011 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

On Psalm 23

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]





Today I had the grave misfortune of encountering on Hemant Mehta's Friendly Atheist blog a video of a very small, rather unformed human being with not much grasp of her language or the subject matter to which she applies it babbling… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 22, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Children, Atheism and Religion

Copied from my blog at http://liberalatheisthippie.blogspot.com

 

When my son came home a few days ago and announced, "Charlie's* an atheist like me!", I felt my chest tighten.  After a deep breath, we had a short discussion about personal beliefs and why some people might get upset with him if their beliefs are different from his and then I reminded him that he is still learning and suggested he might want to hold off…

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Added by Cara F. on March 8, 2011 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

My Story



Hi, I’m Mark, I am 24 years old, I was born an Atheist like everyone else, but early on in childhood I was introduced to Christianity. I was never baptized or ‘saved’ as they so arrogantly state.

As far back as I can remember my Mother always went to church,…

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Added by Mark Bundy on February 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

California Boy found.....

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/02/01/exp.NG.missingboyfound.hln?hpt=T2

 

     Unfortunately, not alive.  I'm completely outraged over this murder and the mother involved...and with Nancy Grace for telling this 'mother' "all of America is behind you".  Well, no I'm not.  I feel terrible for the little boy and the agonizing death he must have…

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Added by mrs kelligurl on February 2, 2011 at 1:29pm — 3 Comments

Why I will never come out of the closet as an Atheist

It's cowardly I know, then again most people are cowards about most things. I will never come out as an Athiest. My two sons are scouts, my daughters best friend is a fundamentalist, and my boss is an Evangelical. Scouts have to believe in god as well as be heterosexual. My daughters friend would not be allowed to play with her if it was known that we are athiest. My boss would hound me mercilessly if he found out I didn't believe, first in an attempt to save me, and later in anger when I…

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Added by Shannon on December 12, 2010 at 7:37pm — 19 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 260: Awkward Questions: Outnumbered





Clips this week come from the BBC comedy "Outnumbered," in which awkward questions are asked by children, and adults fail.



Hopefully, I will be off-planet in a couple of days. So if you don't see me next week--you'll be too busy escaping the horror that awaits. Otherwise, I'll be podcasting from the saucers after I've had my fill of alien ecstasy. Praise… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 1, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Children Good Without God

A concerned prospective father sent me a message asking,

"I'd like to learn something as a good father from you. Considering that you're an atheist, how can teach your children how to behave in good manner and ethic. Because when I was a kid, my parents used to tell me "Be good boy and tidy your room then God will bless you...etc." I don't want to say these words to my children as a prospective father. And i wonder what do you…
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Added by TJMorgan on March 26, 2010 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

The Massive Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Cover-up and the Silent Acceptance Through Participation





This week it came to light that the Boy Scouts of America have kept “Perversion Files”; thousands of files that outlined sexual abuse in the BSA and how they systematically covered it up. As the BSA propagated acts of prejudice against nearly a quarter of the country’s population by banning…

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Added by LaRae Meadows on March 24, 2010 at 11:33am — 6 Comments

Catholic girlfriend and possible marriage

Here a question I get frequently. This one from Andrew, an atheist involved with a Catholic girl. I don't claim that I have THE answer to his concern, but thought I would share this with the community for more discussion:



Hey Darrel:

I wrote you last week and told you how fascinated I was with your book, considering I was only half way through it. Well I just finished

it yesterday, and I have to tell you again, it was fantastic. I'm going

to post my…
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Added by Darrel Ray on March 14, 2010 at 3:51pm — No Comments

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