Howz everyone doing?
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8/4/08 at 10:55pm
Anyway, sometimes I wish I had some sort of faith so that I could find comfort in the belief that god was going to take care of me and everything was going to be fine.
I think I know how you feel.
It's difficult to find your "salvation"
My dh and I consider ourselves Humanist-
Secular Humanism or Religious Humanism... (along with Unitarian Universalist)
It's also not as "scarey" or intimidating a word for people in the bible belt-
(atheist vs. humanist) they seem to cock their heads funny and say, "Oh- Ok- I've never heard of that..."
hang in there
keep faith in yourself- you aren't alone
I'm here! Before the thread got taken down, there was a discussion started about what to teach your kids to say when someone sneezes (as many of our tribe are understandably uncomfortable with "god bless you.") I didn't get a chance to read all the responses and I need ideas!
Mods, I hope this is ok to post here and not the reason the thread got removed in the first place.
Our state is the same way too : We homeschool so we can get away w/ all of it for 2 of my babes..but we want to do co op preschool for our 4 yr old and will have to "lie" about it too. Wtf? It's so ridiculous that MY personal beliefs don't count...but a religion picking beliefs for me do! It feels like it's okay in the state's eyes that the religion keeps your child from being vaxed...but the parent?! Heck no...that's just crazy, apparently :
I just wanted to introduce myself...
I'm a new a born again atheist :P - as of well, a couple weeks ago. Raised Christian my whole life (25 years...woot!).
I'm not "out of the closet" yet...as i'm still living with my parents (divorce issues, etc) and they are very religious. I'm not ready for the Sh*t to hit the fan!
I have a 4 year old DD who i've been teaching about God/Jesus to since she was a baby...how do i deal with my sudden switch in "beliefs"? I don't want to crush her dreams. She thinks Jesus is very real. Prays (with gramma, not me)...goes to church sometimes (also with gramma...).
Sofar what i've been doing is NOTHING. I'd like her to be able to make up her own mind when she's old enough to. I don't want to sway her one way or the other, really. So should i just keep up the "nothing"...eh, i really just don't know *what* exactly i'm doing, lol.