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This is one of the most pathetic things i've seen - June 17th 2012, 11:45 PM

http://www.circleofmoms.com/christia...n-god-582459#_

A mother who's trying to convince her kid(s) to believe in god, since they've 'strayed'

Since when do parents restrict their children's mind with their own beliefs, thus not allowing the child to grow with a much better potential than the parent? I mean if you're transparent and allow for anything possible, the result should always be positive presuming you've informed them properly.

To me that link is an example of how little religion changes people. They still show the same selfish acts (I want MY kids to do what *I* enjoy, therefore i'm going to try to force it upon them).

It's just frustrating sometimes watching Religious people repeat the same mistakes that non-religious people do.

Like seriously, if you're going to be annoying and believe in something at least show some sort of positive outcome. She's clearly making the same mistake a lot of parents make regardless of religion(or without one).

This is just me yet again facepalming at humanity.
   
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Re: This is one of the most pathetic things i've seen - June 18th 2012, 12:39 AM

I totally agree.

It makes me wonder how you got onto a website called "circle of moms".


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Re: This is one of the most pathetic things i've seen - June 18th 2012, 01:53 AM

When does google ever find what you're really searching for?

If you're looking up something vague, and you don't know key terms, the words will conflict and sometimes google will choose certain words over others. I was looking up Religious and scientific things out of boredom and ran into that somehow.
   
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Re: This is one of the most pathetic things i've seen - June 18th 2012, 02:09 AM

Being a Christian, this is what I would do if I had a child and that child told me he/she no longer believed in god.

I would ask why they came to this decision that god does not exist, what made them feel this way. I may gently persuade them to think about this from different perspectives, and if the child was set on not believing, I would drop it. Some Christians might say that's wrong, but my child has just as much right to the freedom of religion as I do. Forcing someone to believe isn't real faith, and thus it would be pointless for me to continuously push my child to believe. As I said, I might gently persuade them, but if they were set on not believing I wouldn't push it further. I would worry about them, and probably pray for them, but that's all. I'm not going to force my child into a religion just because it's my belief.

I'm actually going through this with my boyfriend right now; he was a baptist, but is currently unsure of what he believes. He is questioning, and that is his right. I've made it clear to him that I will offer my support and help if he needs it, that I support whatever he chooses to believe, and I do pray for him from time to time. But I will never push faith on him, because it is wrong.


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Re: This is one of the most pathetic things i've seen - June 20th 2012, 04:14 PM

Reading the responses to "Kenitra"'s post is...incredibly disturbing. "Terri-lee" alone may give me nightmares. Some of them are fairly reasonable, but really? Controlling his friends and forcing him to go to church? That's supposed to be tolerance and not shoving things down his throat? *shudder*

Haru, I appreciate people like you. Atheists, agnostics, and religious people all have the potential to be militant and unwavering. It's cool when someone is strong enough in their beliefs that they acknowledge what is out of their control.


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