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1,496 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by pegasus

When/if you have children, will you tell them about God?
Or do you if you have them?


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18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 7:32:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course I will, they will be raised Christian
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 7:35:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm glad I don't have to deal with things like this. This is a tough one. I guess if I were going to have children, I would raise them with religion, I think it's a good thing for people to have. Then, as they got older, I would explain my beliefs and let them make their own decisions. But, by that time, they will probably have their own ideas anyway.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 7:37:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course i will, i'm an atheist but they have to be educated about the world. I will also tell them about vampires, unicorns, bunyips and pixies.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 7:40:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sure I will.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 7:42:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
i will tell them about all the gods, then they can decide they're own religion.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 7:43:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Exactly what KiKi said.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 7:47:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. I don't want my child raised religiously, I want them to always have the mindset to think for themselves.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 7:52:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
so you'll never teach them about the world religions to help them make a decision?
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 7:59:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course I will.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 8:00:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'll tell them that *some* people think there is a higher power, but there's no proof of it. It'll be their decision, but it won't be my job to educate them about it.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 8:01:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
That sounds bad, I mean, I'm not going to tell them there is no god and I'll do the best I can to answer any questions. That's better.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 8:02:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
if they are your children, then surely it is your job to educate them about things?
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 8:02:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
But I will most definately stress the *importance* of thinking on your own and not using someone else's idea of living for their idea of living.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 8:03:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, that what I meant too. I'll tell them about God, but it's their decision if they want to believe or not.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 8:03:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course, that's why I went back and added to my other post. Like I said, I'll do my best to answer questions but it's not going to be the most important thing my child learns about.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 8:13:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
i would tell them about the world's major religious traditions and give them the information they need to make their own decisions.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 8:15:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
It will be the most important thing my child learns about. After all, our lives on earth are only temporary in the grand scheme of things.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 10:07:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
What Karen said.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 10:11:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
interesting
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 10:20:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
absolutely.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 11:47:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, i will not
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 11:49:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
i'll probbyl do what my aprents did, explain,w hat my beliefs are, a nd let them make their own decision. my parents are both non-practicing christians, but they didnt force anythign on to me, and i'm glad.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 11:51:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not sure yet. I mean, I don't believe in "God", but I still want my kids to know the term exists, and I want them to understand what it stands for.

However, it would be so confusing for them to be told "Yeah, there is something called God, a lot of people in the world think he created the world, but I personally don't believe in it. You could believe in whatever you want!"

I find that way too confusing for a 7 or 8 year old, they are clearly way to young to truly understand a concept like that.

Otherwise, I'll teach them my actual beliefs, but my kids won't truly understand them unti they become adolescants, and before that, it's going to be a hell of a time for them to explain to their friends and teachers what they believe when the topic comes up.

I don't want to cause them unecessary stress, so I'm not sure yet.

18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 11:52:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
*And I would say a lot more about God than just the fact that he created the world, but you know, it's an example...
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 11/12/03 - 7:33:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
yes i will, but i will also inform them about every other religion that i know of, even athiest and agnostic. that way they will be able to choose their own religion when they feel ready to. if i ever even have children

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