Here! We're secular homeschoolers, and I am expecting #4 (it's still early so I haven't made any announcements in public yet). We're not atheists or materialists, don't believe that God is a person, do believe there is a higher good than we know, more to existence than we know, and that our choices matter a lot, whether to grow into the best we can be, or to shirk that responsibility.
Being homeschoolers with 3 kids in tow (and it doesn't show yet, but another on the way!) makes a lot of people assume we're religious homeschoolers, and another subset of people assume that you're either a church-goer or an atheist.
We also got some rude comments that made me think of the commenter as a simpleton like Gomer Pyle who just didn't know better than to blurt out whatever popped to mind, like "Gawwwwlee! You shore do have a big mess o' kids, dontcha?" and weirdly, they have come, each time they have happened, from people in their 50's or 60's...who are also the most likely, unless they are either homeschoolers themselves or have grandkids that are, to have outspoken opinions against homeschooling.
If necessary, since these people make such comments in front of my kids, I will turn to the kids and tell them, "see? this is a good example of how NOT to behave. It's called a Rude Personal Comment." I don't know if I could do it, though.
Edited by goingonfour - 1/22/14 at 5:49am