I'de be disappointed. Same if they ended up being a staunch supporter of an opposing political party. I'de probably be more disappointed in the later actually...
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04-02-2016 15:19 #31
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04-02-2016 15:57 #32
I'm a catholic, although like a PP mentioned, I'm not a supporter of certain catholic ideals. My children are baptised and attend a catholic school. DS1 has done his sacramental program.
I honestly would not be worried if/when my children decide not to be Catholic or any religion when they're older. It's a personal choice. What I would be disappointed in is if they became fanatical, either with a religion or as an atheist.
DS2 is only 8 but I am certain he is an atheist already lol. It doesn't bother me at all.
04-02-2016 16:08 #33
If they come to have a personal sense of faith and spirituality and believe in a God/Gods that can neither be proved nor disproved - I'd be cool with that.
If they come to join any established religion that rejects observation and reason and science - we'd totally disown them. ...Well probably not, but we'd be rather disappointed and probably feel like we failed as both parents and scientists.
My beliefs would be somewhere between atheism and naturalistic pantheism.
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04-02-2016 16:39 #36
I'm an atheist. DH also doesn't believe. Neither of our parents are religious either. I got very interested in religion when I was about 12. I wanted to be baptised and went to church and Sunday school. Mum let me even though I know she didn't agree with that choice. I changed my mind when I was about 15 I think and stopped going.
I hope I would do the same if my kids become interested in Religion. I think it is a very personal choice. I'm not sure I would go with them, but I would let them explore for themselves - properly, by talking to lots of different people from religions. Not just following because their friend Fred does.
I have them both listed for no religious instruction at school. I don't believe religions belongs in school. If it was a revolving door so to speak, and each religions was represented, I'd have less issue with it. But she it's just ONE priest/minister that teaches about how great THEIR religion is, that's not good enough if you ask me.
And as others have said, I would certainly not be impressed if they joined any extremist religion or a cult like Scientology. I find their views abhorrent and would do everything I could to extract them.
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04-02-2016 19:23 #38Senior Member
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This is me exactly with my catholic faith. And everything you said about how you practice/don't practice!
DP believes in Buddhism.
We are happy for our child to be exposed to religion and choose a faith they feel resonates with them (beside the extremes as Asq'd said!)
Just like dp is a vegetarian and me a meat eater... Our child will have a choice and we will support it either way!
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04-02-2016 20:03 #40
I was raised Catholic and believe there is something, but don't believe what the bible says about God and Jesus. My partner believes there is nothing after.
If possum wants to believe then that's up to her. I honestly don't mind. If she asked me to take her to church etc I would.
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