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uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 11th 2012, 01:05 AM

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Just wondering.Well my bd is a muslim and my mom's family was Lutheran? I think. My dad was atheist. Nothing makes sense I don't hate any religion. I could care less what my kid believes in it's not like anyone gets in trouble like hell or anything since I don't believe in it. I celebrate christmas and easter and I am not open with my family about the beliefs I have. That it's expected I raise any child I have in that faith or well Christian at least. Then again I hate my family really doesn't matter. It's apart of the American culture anyway. I don't see the problem with my child believing in Jesus as GOD. I mean it's all make believe so what does it matter. Also my bd is a Muslim. Same thing goes but I know nothing about the religion. Besides that, a lot of people hate them. I like Zack though so that's all I really care about religion has never gotten in the way of our friendship. We're like total opposites compliment each other. Religion doesn't really have to do with either of our lives so much it seems besides he doesn't eat pork or drink. We're still underage technically I'm not supposed to have ever either... But I have my ways. Well before I got pregnant that is. Which I guess I'm pretty open minded. I don't mind people who are religious or not. I don't hate any set of people with a certain faith. Religion isn't evil. It just may or may not be true. As an agnostic I don't hate religion just don't care or know if it's true. I wouldn't teach any religion to my future kids. If friends or family want to say what they think politely. I wouldn't care. But I don't think religion is a bad thing if you want to be uptight and have so many rules on what you want to do. We set those rules when we allow religion in our lives. I chose not to. Well anyway what about you do plan to to raise kids like if your agnostic? I plan to let them decide whatever when they're old enough....

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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 11th 2012, 01:37 AM

I'll probably let my children decide what they want to be raised as. I mean, I have my own little form of religion that I personally believe in, they can have the same. If my future spouse wants to educate my children in their religion they can, but in the end I'm not going to force my children to believe anything.


   
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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 11th 2012, 01:48 AM

I don't care what my children pick for their religion I just want them to come to that decision completely on their own. My dad is a Christian and my mom is Agnostic but I didn't even know that until I was 15 and had already formed my own opinion. My parents never talked religion to me at all. I didn't even know what religion was until we started learning about it in school when I was 10. That's the same way I plan on raising my kids.


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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 11th 2012, 02:16 AM

what did you think christmas was?

I knew christmas was a christian holiday at 3 or 4. So I was a christian but didn't really get it really until I was 9. Last year I decided really I didn't believe in Jesus.

There are so many possibilities with kids I don't think it's fair to decide for them...
   
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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 11th 2012, 03:37 AM

I'll probably teach my child about Christianity the same way I'll teach s/he about the Greek Pantheon. A religion with myths, legends, texts, and some historical basis that people used to or still do believe.

But no, I won't purposely raise my child to be agnostic. I'll present s/he with the evidence for religion, and agnosticism will surely follow xD
   
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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 11th 2012, 04:21 AM

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what did you think christmas was?
Santa and Christmas trees and presents. Just like Easter was about the Easter bunny and dying eggs and hunting for eggs. We celebrate the commercial holidays, and I like it better that way.


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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 11th 2012, 05:26 AM

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Santa and Christmas trees and presents. Just like Easter was about the Easter bunny and dying eggs and hunting for eggs. We celebrate the commercial holidays, and I like it better that way.
My mother taught me at a young age (five or so) about Santa and the Easter Bunny and how some kids were told by their parents to believe those stories, even if they were just that, not to mention the messy history of Christianity stealing both Christmas and Easter from the so called Pagans. I was kind of an odd child... but a well educated one!
   
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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 11th 2012, 06:52 AM

I am agnostic atheist.
Honestly, I wont tell my child my religion.
I will make God references though and Jesus references, positive quotes cause they have so much.
I was born and raised in a Buddhist society, yet I turned Atheist/agnostic.
I'll say and enforce that Santa is real and other common myths.

I'd like my own child to discover religion him/herself, travel the wonders of Wikipedia just as I have, and follow what seems to be most just and fit. School in my neighborhood (or Urban Queens for that matter) is quite supportive of evolution, and of course we learn that and sex.. perhaps that piqued my quest of religion.
   
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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 11th 2012, 11:40 AM

I'll let the child/children decide.


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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 11th 2012, 06:52 PM

My mom was raised Catholic and my dad went to a Catholic school now my mom is agnostic and has serious issues with the church, I don't know what my dad believes. They had me baptized Catholic and then raised me with morals and ethics sans religion. I've put together a hodge podge of concepts from various religions that I live by and believe. I will probably end up raising my children the way my parents raised me. I'll tell them my beliefs if/when they ask, but they're open to believe whatever they choose.


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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 11th 2012, 07:26 PM

I'll let my child decide whatever religion they want to follow.


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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 13th 2012, 08:16 PM

I'll probably raise my children without a religion but give them books and such about different religions so they can learn about, and choose one, if they want to. It'll be completely up to them.


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Re: uif you're agnostic do you plan to raise your child that way? - April 18th 2012, 04:33 PM

I wouldn't really bring it up at all, if they have questions, I'll answer them unbiasedly. But I won't pound a religion into their head at a young age like a lot people do, or bash religions in front of them. The one thing I won't tolerate is if they start using religion to discriminate the LGBT community, threaten people with eternal damnation, or stuff like that, since that's just not acceptable.


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