Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: North Georgia mountians
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I am so glad I found this thread! I'm having a really hard time finding non-christian homeschool groups both online and in person. I don't quite know what to call myself- I don't like religious labels and I don't know where I fit in yet. My husband was raised Catholic but now considers himself Pagan. We both choose to keep open minds about our spirituality. Actually, I never really had to think about it before-I lived in a big city and religion was never a big deal. Now we live in a small town full of small minds! Every homeschool group I have found is very Christian. I kept quiet about our beliefs and tried to fit in(so my kids could make friends) but after politely declining an invitation to their church we were pretty much ignored. I know all Christians are not like this but this is a small town-for example, one mom wouldn't let her son take karate because she didn't want him exposed to eastern mysticism- I finally took my son out of public school when he was sent to the guidance councelor because he said his favorite movie was "The Nightmare Before Christmas" ( Tim Burton-claymation)-The teacher thought he was mocking the religi\ous holiday! So I am in culture shock-never had to deal with such closed minded people-newly homeschooling-and getting kind of lonely! I know this is happening for a reason-it has started me on a whole new journey. Anyway, thats my background-didn't mean to babble-but if anyone can steer me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated! I just want to find some other homeschooling families and hopefully some others in my area to share ideas/playdates/support/etc. I'm also new to the whole online thing-so I havn't gotten around much yet!