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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    This is not said to upset you so pls disregard if it does.

    Why baptize your child as a catholic when you won't raise them according to the teachings? There is a part in the ceremony that you promise to to do so.

    Did you mean you won't take him to church till he is older or that you won't let him take the future sacraments till he wants to or that he comes with you but will decide at 7/8yo if he wants to take the other sacraments?

    I'm struggling with this as my DH and I are godparents to his cousin's children and they are non practicing catholics. We are old school and practicing and not sure how to go about it as we promised to be part of their spiritual journey.
    I don't think you should let this stop you being godparents to this child. It is an honour to be asked and just because you think they're not practising the catholics the way you think they should be shouldn't stop you from being a godparent.

    People's faith means different things to different people, I don't think this makes them any 'less' catholic just different perhaps.

    I was raised catholic, took all the sacraments and I'm now atheist. I don't think catholics should judge other catholics for 'not being the right kind of catholic'.

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    Absolutely I will. If my children can't say "Hail Satan" clearly and with emphasis by the time they're 4, they'll be sacrificed to him.



    No. My faith is my faith. If my kids want to know about it, they can ask me and I'll talk to them. But it's not my job to force my kids into my beliefs. It's up to them to make their own choices.

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    In answer to the OP I won't 'impose' any sort of religious education onto my child.

    I think as parents we impose all sorts of things on them all the time - be it spiritual, cultural or with our values and beliefs.

    Naturally if you are from a religious family then this is what you believe is the truth so you would probably raise your child to believe this too.
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    I will teach them about different schools of thought and let them choose. I'm agnostic, but will probably send them to a Christian school (for the discipline and sporting/music programs - all independent schools seem to be religious), so they will be exposed to Christian beliefs. I will ensure they learn about other religions and belief systems also, including humanism/ agnosticism/ atheism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennibear View Post
    Like i said i was exposed to the christain faith as a child and thats what i know. I dont believe in the catholic morals/values eg, confessing something makes it ok. i dont believe in the musilm values/ethics eg, women being second rate citizen. Ill be the first to admit i dont understand EVERY aspect of each religion/faith but what i understand of the christain religion/faith i agree with/follow. Im not saying i agree with everything the christain religion/faith teaches eg, You go to heaven when you die etc but i do agree with most of the ten commandments and would like my kids to be taught about these.
    Hmm, I think saying that Muslim's treat their women as second rate citizens is like saying Catholics are okay with sexual abuse of children, or to blame for AIDS in Africa. Pretty sweeping statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennibear View Post
    Like i said i was exposed to the christain faith as a child and thats what i know. I dont believe in the catholic morals/values eg, confessing something makes it ok. i dont believe in the musilm values/ethics eg, women being second rate citizen. Ill be the first to admit i dont understand EVERY aspect of each religion/faith but what i understand of the christain religion/faith i agree with/follow. Im not saying i agree with everything the christain religion/faith teaches eg, You go to heaven when you die etc but i do agree with most of the ten commandments and would like my kids to be taught about these.
    I believe your a very naive person. I am a Muslim and I am no second rate citizen my husband worships the ground I walk on lol pls stop embarrassing yourself when your only education on the topic is via media and not by opening and reading a book to learn... You will be very surprised...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennibear View Post
    Like i said i was exposed to the christain faith as a child and thats what i know. I dont believe in the catholic morals/values eg, confessing something makes it ok. i dont believe in the musilm values/ethics eg, women being second rate citizen. Ill be the first to admit i dont understand EVERY aspect of each religion/faith but what i understand of the christain religion/faith i agree with/follow. Im not saying i agree with everything the christain religion/faith teaches eg, You go to heaven when you die etc but i do agree with most of the ten commandments and would like my kids to be taught about these.
    It just interesting as you say you don't believe in god and the do unto others bit you mentioned is covered in just about every major religion, including the Muslim religion. The ten commandments are also part of all judeo-Christian religions and interestingly, Islam. I also don't know if you know many modern Australian Muslim women but I think if you told them they were second class citizens they'd have a thing or two to say Basically, Muslim values are very, very similar to Christian ones, and both have a poor history towards women historically speaking, I'm talking old testament times etc. to each their own of course I just find it really interesting that someone who does not believe in god or heaven would still want religion taught to their child. Will it bother you to have your child be told about god and heaven etc as fact? I know that for me personally, while I have no issue with the golden rule or thou shalt not steal etc I have a BIG problem with someone preaching creationism, god, heaven etc as fact to my DD, so would not send her to a religious school etc (I'm not trying to argue- genuinely interested!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Mum View Post
    I believe your a very naive person. I am a Muslim and I am no second rate citizen my husband worships the ground I walk on lol pls stop embarrassing yourself when your only education on the topic is via media and not by opening and reading a book to learn... You will be very surprised...
    Wow you posted while I was typing None of the Muslim ladies I know are second class citizens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Mum View Post
    I believe your a very naive person. I am a Muslim and I am no second rate citizen my husband worships the ground I walk on lol pls stop embarrassing yourself when your only education on the topic is via media and not by opening and reading a book to learn... You will be very surprised...
    How did i not expect something like this...whay do i even bother!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    I don't think you should let this stop you being godparents to this child. It is an honour to be asked and just because you think they're not practising the catholics the way you think they should be shouldn't stop you from being a godparent.

    People's faith means different things to different people, I don't think this makes them any 'less' catholic just different perhaps.

    I was raised catholic, took all the sacraments and I'm now atheist. I don't think catholics should judge other catholics for 'not being the right kind of catholic'.
    I think I worded myself wrongly.

    I'm afraid that my old school ways may not be acceptable to them. And I'm not sure how 'modern' I should be with their children. I don't want to overstep the line.

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