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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 12:39 PM   21
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Both me and OH are C of E, we were both raised to have beliefs and he went to church every sunday, but no longer does, i think i will have a sence that i believe what i want but i would not impose it on them and allow them to believe what they want as they grow, certainly wouldnt be marching them to church every sunday



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 12:44 PM   22
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Both me and OH are C of E, we were both raised to have beliefs and he went to church every sunday, but no longer does, i think i will have a sence that i believe what i want but i would not impose it on them and allow them to believe what they want as they grow, certainly wouldnt be marching them to church every sunday
That is my problem. My mum's family was NOT religious growing up, but once my grandma started going to church, so did my mum. I was about 12. After that, my mum DEMANDED for us to go to church every sunday am, sunday pm, and wednesday pm. I hated it because I felt like it robbed me of the godly presence I was supposed to feel by deciding to go there myself. After my dh and I got married I stopped going and now my mum and stepgrandma hassle me about it.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 17:22 PM   23
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I haven't read the other replies but HAD to comment.

The case of un baptized babies going to limbo has been disregarded by the Catholic church. The new Catholic rule is that un baptized babies go straight to heaven. They are free from sin, so they don't need to be baptized to wash sin from them.

We are going to baptize our boy even though we don't go to church regularly. I respect my religions views and would like him to have a start in the Catholic direction. I suppose if he doesn't believe or support the church, he can leave it, and that's his choice. Personally I don't think there is enough teaching in the world, and hoping that my boy will learn on his own when he's old enough just isn't realistic to me. At 15 or 16 he will be dating and driving, at 20 or 21 he will be drinking and partying, and any older he will be working. Maybe he will think about his religion but with all that life has in store for him, I really doubt he will sit and choose his faith thoroughly. And if he does, then great.

Anyways, I hope that makes sense.



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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 19:42 PM   24
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The case of un baptized babies going to limbo has been disregarded by the Catholic church. The new Catholic rule is that un baptized babies go straight to heaven. They are free from sin, so they don't need to be baptized to wash sin from them.
This is my favourite part of religion, when 'we' change the rules! When my nephew was baptized he let out this ungodly screech and the priest said "well there's the devil coming out of him".... so I guess that guy didn't get the memo. LOL

I find there's too much contradiction to saddle my kids with any one belief. As long as they are good, honest, hard working people with our sense of humour... we'll be doing just fine



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2011, 07:08 AM   25
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OH and I are both generally atheist (we've got some "What If?"s but that's normal, I guess) and we want to raise our child(ren) without religion, with some exceptions. We're considering baptising them "just incase".



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2011, 13:08 PM   26
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Unbaptised children going to hell? and then the pope says it's ok so they don't anymore? did God fax him an ammendment to the bible?

I have very strong very negative feelings towards organised religion of most kinds really. However I believe people being spiritual and having their own beliefs is a great thing.

I am myself an atheist and do not believe in God. My daughter is 4 and does believe in God though she is not decided what God he/she is lol. I am happy for her to learn about all different religions, in fact I actively encourage it and should she decide to follow these religions one day thats fine.

I feel it would be wrong of me to force my atheism on her - faith or lack thereof should be a personal thing. I have huge issue's with my mum for getting me christened and forcing me to have a communion etc. How dare she presume to chose such a personal thing as my religion for me and then have me initiated into that religion without my choice? Still angry to this day about it. So my answer is always no, parents SHOULD NOT choose their babies religion, whatever their own beliefs. However this is based only on my own personal issues with my mum choosing mine. x



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2011, 13:34 PM   27
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DH is catholic, I'm church of england. Well, we were both raised that way. We're nothing very much these days.

We're not going to do anything active about religion, but we will teach our children about all the different religions. I'm very much of the opinion that they can make up their own mind when they're old enough to do so.

The changing of the rules thing always bemuses me. Does the Pope get a memo from God? "By the way, I know we've always thought this, but people have been complaining, so can we add a sub-clause?"



 
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