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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 12:49 PM   1
EmberLeigh
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Raising Atheists


Hello, my OH and I are Atheists and we are raising our LO Atheist.
Anyone else out there raising a little Atheist?


Please no religious debates or rude posts!!
I do not/would not disrespect your beliefs, please don't disrespect mine.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2012, 14:12 PM   2
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We're atheists! hello x



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2012, 09:36 AM   3
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We are!

My son is young yet and has't asked much about religion. And when he does, we will tell him that Mommy and Daddy don't believe in God for (list reasons here), tell him a little about numerous religions, and tell him he can believe whatever he likes and we will love him regardless.



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2012, 22:12 PM   5
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Lovely

Does anyone else ever wonder about what your child/ren learn when not in your care?
When my son goes to school I wonder what they're teaching him... are they teaching him about Christ and God? And if so are they teaching it as "the truth" or merely as something some people believe in?

As my children grow I'll answer any questions, and tell them what I believe. And in the end I'll let them practice whatever religion they want. But they will know that Mommy and Daddy believe in science



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2012, 10:20 AM   6
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I think it depends if they are in a Catholic school! I know when I went to Catholic school they taught it as the truth.

Hi fellow atheists!



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2012, 11:10 AM   7
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Hmm... I guess kinda. I want to raise our kid(s) similar to the way I was raised. Neither of my parents are religious or spiritual, but both had been force fed religion. I wasn't raised with anything, and wasn't informed on anything, either. This made things difficult and complicated for me in middle school what I started being harassed, and I wished I'd had exposure to various thoughts and religions, just so that I could be informed.

We're going to allow our kid(s) to decide whatever they wish, but we're also going to teach them about the history of different religions, holidays, etc. and let them learn about what they want to learn.



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Old Oct 16th, 2012, 16:12 PM   8
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Hi all,

We are raising Scott an atheist, had some people question us saying he should make his own mind up. However to me it's no different to raising a catholic child.
The thread is fairly old I once read trying to group atheists is like trying to heard a group of cats!



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2012, 22:55 PM   9
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I'm agnostic leaning a bit atheist. I like to think there is a god and even pray sometimes but I will tell my boy that no one knows if there is a god and to make his own choice on the matter when he is able.



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 10:43 AM   10
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My husband and I are very atheist, but we live in a Catholic country where events such as the confirmation and communion is a rite of passage for most children. I worry about when the time comes for my kids to have their communions. They won't have it, but the schools seem to take the kids for their communions or the confirmation (I don't know which TBH) during schooltime, so it'll be like a day out, and the girls get to wear little wedding dresses and dress up like princesses for the day - even if you're not religious, any little girl would love that. All of their friends will be having it, and talking about it for months (the party they have afterwards is as bi as a wedding reception would be, so it's a huge deal), and my kids will be the only ones not to partake. When you're that age it's not about religion is it, it's about doing what all your friends are doing.

I worry about my kids learning about religion from anyone else, because we choose not to factor it into their lives. The other day my daughter said that the doggy was "in the sky" - I don't know what dog she was talking about, but she'd obviously heard the term from somewhere. I don't mind them learning about religion in school, but my issue is when someone passes it off as the truth, just because they believe it. I do think it's imortant to teach the basics of each religion though, and to be accepting of those that believe and follow them.

TBH I do worry that my kids will want to be religious when they're older. I'm not against religion, but I'd prefer them to not follow a religion, and I feel very strongly about that. But I also realise that I can't dictate how they live, and they need to make the decision for themselves. But it does worry me a little, especially since we have such a huge Catholic influence here.



 
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