Why would I see that as you picking on me? I don't even mind personal attacks, don't worry.
I don't think it's our "fault" if our children behave badly, but if they turn into clergy we clearly fucked up that whole teaching them logic and reason part. I'd be sad about that, just as sad if my kid got into an accident and got brain-dead. In the end you tried your best but now his brain is useless.
LOL!!! That's awesome. Good point.
I like how the spinal chord is still attached. I wonder what rthey do with all the brains. Hmmm, what is the eucharist made from anyways?
As a parent I can teach my children how to think, values ect. But at the end of the day they do decide how they use this. And if they choose wrong, I can not blame myself for that. I can onely hope that if my children make the wrong decisions in life that they will take the responsibility that goes with it. I tell my children that I know a lot of grownups but that I know few adults, that you are only truly an adult when you take responsibility for your own choises, actions and the outcome of those decisions. But my children will always be my children no matter what.
Well, if you are a transubstantiationist, then the eucharist transforms into the literal, physical body of Christ. So yes, your implication would be correct if you held this view!
English please just had to google the meaning of ( transubstantiationist) I do not hold a christian view, just the view of a caring parent that would like her children to take responsibility for their life , there choises and the outcome of those.
As someone who was a pastor, I would support him, but caution him on it's dangers and dysfunction - much like I would do if one of my boys wanted to join the Marines. Because of my background, if one of my sons chose not to follow my faith and career path (say one of them becomes an evolutionary biologist) I would support them and praise their work, because my number one job as a parent is to love them and to protect them from endangering themselves and the lives of others - not judge how they define themselves.
Ultimately, a parent should support their child because it is the child's life - not the parents. Too often parents try to relive their lives through their children and don't allow their children to live and think freely on their own - regardless of whether that parent is religious or not.
One of my boys wants to be a doctor, the other a tattoo artist. In terms of what is socially accepted in the family I grew up in and my relatives, my son who wants to be a doctor would be praised, while the other would be rejected and pressured into changing his dream. I, however, support both of them and encourage them equally in whatever they wish to be, because I know what it's like to suffer the sting of a parent's disapproval regarding life choices and definitions of myself.
However, as each human being is an individual, the choice must be left up to them. My sons' life choices and career are just exactly that - not mine. Thus, it's not my place to do anything except raise them to the best of my ability so that they become good productive citizens of this world.
Do what makes you happy.
I would be disappointed but if they are 18 or older, I would support their decision.
I refuse to be like my parents who made my life a living hell after finding out I was an Atheist
Not any of my business.
Though I'd probably advise them that there are other paths in charlatanism which offer better rewards, such as politics, the law, economics, medicine, and marketing, to name but a few.