I guess I agree with a few other folks. I consider myself a Buddhist and I like the path. I was baptized a Lutheran, I went to church occasionally and the Christian-centered aspect of the society I was brought up in isn't lost on me. However, no one demanded I chose or reflect anything in particular and I was able to make my own choice. Which I'm very comfortable with. And I would do the same for my kids. I think I was presented with fine morals, whether I reflect them or not
Hopefully being mindful as a parent I can reflect good values and demonstrate that they can make their own decisions and they will chose a path that makes sense to them. I figure we'll have more to talk about if we're on the same page, but we could still have plenty to discuss if they decide to be fundamental christians. My best friend is a devout christian, and I love her to bits. Although she's aparenty supposed to be setting a good example and showing me the light, she never tries to change my path and respects my choices. I'm grateful for that.
Britishmum - did you think my explanation of Merry Christmas vs Happy Holidays answered your question in that other thread? Aparently the use of the term politically correct wasn't well received. I stopped reading the thread, so maybe you answered the question there. Sorry to go off topic here, I just wasn't sure, wasn't going to ask, but, I'm here, what the heck - if it's not too detremental to this discussion...
edit: But, sometimes I wish I had someone on the same path to talk to. I can discuss moral and theoretical issues, but when it comes to being a "good Buddhist", there's no one in my family to talk to. (I couldn't talk to them about being a good Lutheran, either for that matter). There's a Buddhist temple in my area, but I haven't had the nerve to talk to them, yet.