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Old 12-21-2005, 09:12 PM
hashi92 hashi92 is offline
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Default What do atheist teach their children

What do all the atheists her teach their children. do you guy let them live there life and choose or do you guys guide them.
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:19 PM
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I guess ill start. im letting my kids choose their path. i feel only if they make the decision themselves will they trully embrace their belief. is there a better way.
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:10 PM
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I imagine good atheist parents want the same thing for their kids that Christians do: happy, healthy, productive lives. If I had kids, I'd want them to stay away from drugs when they're young, learn to be responsible with money, sex, etc., get some good grades, go to college, and lead good, happy lives. If they want to practice religion, that's their decision, and I wouldn't stand in the way.
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:23 PM
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Default Re: What do atheist teach their children

Do you let your children wander onto railroad tracks so they will learn not to get hit by trains?
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:25 AM
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That's a really open question. As far as religion goes, I'm going to teach her a little bit about some different religions. I'll also answer questions as to what I think and why.
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Old 12-22-2005, 03:31 AM
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Default Re: What do atheist teach their children

It doesn't really matter what one teaches their kids. They pick up stuff from their parents neway, and if they want to be religious, they can.

And comparing being atheistic with wandering along railroad tracks is one of the dumbest analogies that could possibly be made.
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Old 12-22-2005, 03:47 AM
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I'll never understand questions like this.

How would you raise your kids if there were no Santa Clause?
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Old 12-22-2005, 06:37 AM
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Default Re: What do atheist teach their children

i did some research earlier where i found that only about 16% of the world population does not believe in religon. therefore your child will probally grow up surrounded with religous beliefs. do you let your child pick this up or do you discourage it. for me i think this would have been unhealthy. even though i do not believe in god it gave shape to a lot of my morales.
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:06 AM
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im sorry my above response may have been unclear. i grew up going to catholic school and for the most part believing in god but my education and life experience changed my mind. therefore my morales where shaped by catholic values along with the upbringing of my parents (who werent paritcularly religious).
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:33 AM
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