Support thread for all the atheist, agnostic, non-religious, and secular humanists
This was a fantastic thread in the TTC forums, and I'm wondering if anyone over here would like to join in! I mean no offense to anyone at all, but those of us who don't practice a particular religion can sometimes feel quite left out.
I like the idea of this thread! Me and my OH are atheist and expecting our first baby in March
What would interest me, do any of you face criticism from family members for decisions such as not getting the child christened or not getting married, etc...? I already know that our families probably won't be happy about us not christening our children & I just wanted to know if others are in similar situations?
Whispers, I'm more than happy to change the title to be inclusive of you!!! You can tell me how I should phrase it.
And, hi Lelex! It hadn't even occurred to me to think about christening our child; naturally we won't, and come to think of it there are some family members that won't be fans. Our push back probably won't be too bad, as I think the religious ones have given up on us by now. Hmmmmm...I do enjoy having my godparents, even though I'm not religious at all. Maybe I'll have Godless Parents for my kid(s)? Boy, this is really thinking ahead! We're still stuck on choosing names that aren't religious, particularly for boys.
Do you think the objections will be difficult to deal with?
Oh me, me! My partner & I were raised catholic but we're atheists. We have copped quite a bit of slack for having a child out of wedlock but I'm trying to ignore it. Quite a few people have also assumed that we got pregnant by accident!
Anyway, definitely no christening happening here, but I will have some sort of celebration welcoming bub into the world
Hubby and I are atheists expecting a baby in March!
Mom and sisters are hardcore Christians (dad and brother are atheists). The one thing I know my mom will ride me about if I am going to have a boy is circumcision. She told me long before I was pregnant that if I ever had a boy that was not circumcised she would refuse to babysit him. I wonder how she'd like being reminded that I WOULD tell him why when he was old enough to understand.
DH and I are agnostic and expecting our second. My parents are agnostic and my siblings are athiest, so no issues there. MIL is Buddhist and FIL is Christian, but they've never given us any sort of issue about it thankfully!
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