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post #41 of 46
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That is great, Lillian, thank you. I have one other friend in town who homeschools, and we've been trying for years to get anything together. I have talked to two other families who were secular or more open, but one decided to send her kids to public school, and another moved out of state!

I've had posters up for an AP or BF group for years and years and I've never had a single bite, too. It's just a small closed community. Tiny town where these sort of shenanigans are not welcome.
post #42 of 46
Originally Posted by SaveTheWild View Post


I am not sure what you mean by "evolutionary theory" here so I may be misunderstanding you.  Certainly science does address how life began, and the consensus is that the first simple life forms began the oceans and from there all life on earth eventually descended.  I suppose it is possible to say that scientists don't address what caused the big bang, but from there they have a pretty good idea of how things got from there to here.  The late stage evolution of early primates to humans is a part of that long long chain, but that chain doesn't stop at some point in time, it goes all the way back to the first life forms.


I didn't say that science doesn't address how life began. The scientific study of how life began is called abiogenesis....not evolution. They are separate things altogether.


Evolutionary theory attempts to explain how the first life forms have adapted or changed to give us what we have today. Abiogenesis examines how the first life forms originated.


post #43 of 46

I would opt for other kid classes. I know that can be an issue though if it is school based.Even scouts can be an issue if it is made up of kids that go to the same school. I would skip the homeschool group if my dd had to take the *girls* class.I am sure there is useful things taught,but I would want my dd to be able to take the wood calss too. Building is a useful skill for all!


I don't think I would want my kids taking the creation class.Yea,they could sit in and hear it,but then the others would disrespect them for not believing.Shoot,my ds got harrassed by classmates for not believing in Santa,so I can imagine when talk turns to *god* beliefs.


Hopefully your neighbors will be OK,but I doubt it with the go to church/save the soul.I am sure they will take every chance to bring up religion.What a shame that kids just can't play,and the adults just relax,chat,and eat some good home cooking! I just don't understand why people can not accept each other.


If there was nothing around useful for the kids then I guess we would be left with being each others support,staying home most times,and using the computer/internet for a social outlet. I might even consider moving if people were very negative towards me and the kids.


I hope you find something that works!

post #44 of 46
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There are no other kids classes. I used to be a Girl Scout Leader. That failed. There is a huge beauracratic mixup right now and it is just a disaster. We started Boy Scouts, but the awesome leader quit after the first meeting and then they tried to push me to be a leader, but I refused to sign the affidavit of my belief in God.

Now if I could only find the *right* place to move that magically had a job for my dh available! lol.gif
post #45 of 46

Kitty, has your husband asked his colleagues for ideas?  Perhaps some of his coworkers homeschool or know of some low-on-the-radar secular groups.  Perhaps you can find some professor or grad student parents who share like-minded ideals.  You could flyer on campus, perhaps?


Part of settling where we did was the culture.  I knew that I needed many secular options for socializing, both for the two of us and any future children.  It did rule out many, many areas, but it was important.   


In this case, I think I'd commit to a longer drive to a larger city a couple times a week.  I would not put my child in faith-based instruction.  But these are my choices, not yours.  Best of luck.

post #46 of 46
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No, it's a very small college. We are the only homeschooling family. And only 1-2 other coworkers are not a part of the religious groups in the areas. It is a community college, too, so no grad students.

I am considering the drive to a larger area every few weeks. Gas is expensive and it would be a 120+ mile drive for us to go anywhere. I love Charlottesville, btw. We tried to move there, but dh did not get the jobs. greensad.gif
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