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    Oh Frigg it - I'm IN again -- basically 'cause the kids are comfortable watching The Lorax and it's too cold to do anything else on this winter's Sunday afternoon!



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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    I impose all sorts of beliefs on my child. I believe that eating meat is wrong. I raise her in the same way. I believe that it's not ok to leave a baby in a room crying and walk away. I raise her to understand this as well. I believe that it's important to have an understanding all religions and customs, so I raise her to be aware of these. I challenge anyone who says they do not impose their beliefs on their children, or raise them in the way they feel is the right way.
    You want to start a spin off? ..because those topics all have variances and are unrelated to the topic of this thread.

    I accept your challenge and say 'I do NOT impose my own personal religious beliefs/views on my children.

    If I did I would have created a scene when I dropped them off at the MILs yesterday and there was a GIANT framed picture of Jesus sitting on her kitchen table.
    Ta-Daaa! ...I didn't. Instead, asking what it was there for and talking about the future of it as it needs restoration was what happened.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShanandBoc View Post
    Well in another religious thread ur opinion was that the definition of religious is 'Having a belief in or reverance to a God or diety'

    So this was my understanding of this thread also.

    I guess we read it differently!

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    'Being religious' is defiend by the above.

    ..having a 'religious belief' that will affect your children ofcourse extends to everyone and/or anyone who wishes to have an opinion on religion...especially on an open forum with people who like to hit 'new posts' and partake in a conversation that talks about others behaviour affecting the little people of the community.

    It's a forum. Forums are places for discussion...it's not like we atheists are taking it upon ourselves to go knocking on people's door on the weekend telling them NOT to believe in god(s).

    ..yep - I went there.
    blame satan for my mischeivous ways if you will - I put it down to just having a short level of patience for hypocrites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShanandBoc View Post
    Well in another religious thread ur opinion was that the definition of religious is 'Having a belief in or reverance to a God or diety'

    So this was my understanding of this thread also.

    I guess we read it differently!

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    Who was that directed at? Me? Because I don't think I said that actually. I tend to stay out of the religious threads. I answered this one as it relates to everyone. I think it's quite offensive that you assume that those of no religion don't have beliefs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShanandBoc View Post
    Yes it was was directed at you. You thanked 2 posts that argued that anyone who believed in God was religious as thats the definition of 'religious'.....

    Anyway..... i think ill move on from this now seeing as i never said that those who have no religion have no beliefs at all? Again they dont have religious beliefs according to the actual definition of religious ( they dont follow a religion or believe in God)

    Ive also explained twice now that i understood the Ops question differently to you.



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    Yes. Believing in God is being religious. That doesn't mean that only those who believe in God have religious beliefs. That makes absolutely no sense at all. Being atheist is a belief about religion. Hence, a religious belief. If you raise your child as atheist you are imposing your beliefs on religion onto your child. It's the same as anyone else. While I'm highly impressed you have taken the time to read back over threads and notice my thanking efforts, I still can't fathom why you think we don't have the right to answer in this thread.

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    Of course you understand it differently. You ARE religious, therefore you assume that religious beliefs only apply to those in your situation. You have attempted to alienate others who have answered and then refused to listen to other people explaining why they did.

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    Back to the OP.....I am doing absolutely everything I can do in my power to prevent my child from being exposed to anything religious. I feel a connection with other people, I don't need this defined as a God connection. I think as humans we crave to be connected, whilst still independent, so we probably deny this mind-shift to a certain extent. I won't educate her about other religions, unless she asks, she won't be going to church with her Grandmother, and she most certainly will not be attending religious instruction at school. I want her to work it out for herself, not be told what to think. She is a sweet girl, very loving, so I have faith in her, in her heart, in her own attributes to be the kind of person who is an asset to society and to others.

    I don't say prayers, I make wishes. I don't observe rituals, I am blind-sided enough by ridiculous superstitions without adding another layer of complexity to my life. I find the Universe boggling and beautiful enough without having to question where it all came from. I see it, I appreciate it, I look at where I can function best, and that is in supporting the people around me.

    What is the function of religion anyway? I have never understood....and this is not an attack..just a point to ponder. What is the reason?

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    I don't have any. I wasn't raised with any religion.
    I've been soul searching a little lately and I think that it would be great to have a religion, to have those beliefs and hold faith, but its something I have to think about. I honestly think that having no religious influence or information as a child/teen aided this feeling.
    Anyway, I will be talking to my children about different religions and encouraging them to learn more and pursue what interests them. Thwy can make their own informed decisions then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubmum View Post

    What is the function of religion anyway? I have never understood....and this is not an attack..just a point to ponder. What is the reason?
    Now THAT is a whole other can of worms!!!

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    DH and his side of the family are Christian and have always been very active in that community. So different to my up bringing.

    I have Christian beliefs but I don't really get into going to church and singing along to all the songs ect. DH goes most Sunday mornings and takes the girls along who love attending Sunday school. I get to stay home, drink coffee and read the paper...now that's my idea of heaven!

    I don't agree with the word "impose" because DH loves his religion and gets a lot of joy with sharing his beliefs with us. It's not forced or expected of us to follow his beliefs, he simply wants us to experience the joy he feels for Christ and God.

    Our DDs find learning about God fun, the church they attend is wonderful (DH's family have been going there since his parents were young kids) and it's all very family friendly so I think it's great that they share that with DH (while I'm at home enjoying ME time, therefore I fully approve!).


 

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