Raising Your Child as an Atheist.

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    Are you condemning you child because of your beliefs? Would it not be better to let him or her experience religion on their own, without influence from the parents.
     
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    Here's the fun part.

    A true Atheist does *not* raise their child to become an Atheist, but DOES, in fact, allow their children to decide on their own, in their own time.

    I, on the other hand, was *forced* to go to sunday school, and to church.

    Who's condemning who?

    Where do you get this shit from, or do you just like stirring some imaginary pot?
     
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    can we get christians to NOT influence THEIR kids, too?

    would it not be better for the children of christians to have the right to decide for themselves and NOT be brainwashed by the illogical and irrational fears and beliefs of their brainwashed and indoctrinated parents...

    are christians condemning their children to lives devoid of opportunity with their irrational and illogical beliefs?

    is it really a wise policy to brainwash ALL children into believing in a non-existant god, causing them to deny themselves pleasures and enjoyments because of their fear of a non-existant punitive (and deranged) god?
     
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    Think you might be going just a *tad* overboard here?
     
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    a good question for every parent who takes their child to any given church, synagogue, blood sacrifice, or other ceremony or service
     
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    He likes to stir the chamber pot

    I suspect he likes the smell
     
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    No.

    all people should have the right to decide for themselves.

    nobody should be brainwashing their children into embracing illogical and irrational beliefs and fears.

    when it comes to "creationism" v "evolution" MOST cons seem to believe that children should be exposed to BOTH sides and then allowed to decide for themselves...

    why not expose ALL children to all sides of EVERY issue and let them decide for themselves...

    pot smoking v drug war
    sex before marriage v abstinance
    religion v atheism
    homosexual rights v antigay bigotry

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    from your own personal perspective...

    would you prefer to have been brainwashed into being whatever religion your parents are
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    to have been given th eopportunity to thinkn and decide for yourself?


    do you want your children to grow up with the ability and intellect to think and decide for themselves (about ALL things including religion)
    or do you just want to brainwash them?
     
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    And you're not getting a head start by automatically referring to it as "brainwashing", and "illogical"?

    Did you ever stop to think that people believe what they do for reasons only *they* know, and which, quite frankly, are nobody elses business?

    Hate to break it to you, cupcake, but I've stood on *both* sides of the coin.

    How's about you just live, and let live without being insulting?

    Just sayin...
     
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    I hear the drums beating down in the atheist camp tonight. Must be a "I don't believe" Party going on!:lol:

    This is America. Believe anything you want to believe. I'll do the same and wish you all a good day.
     
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    Amen sister!

    I was forced to go to church for the first 16 years of my life as well.
    Programming is what I call it. The bible even says to do this to your children.
     

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