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First Forum Post, "What to do with Christian gifts for my Son?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave G Jan 3, 2010. 8 Replies

My son is 18 months old, and I was raised in a fundamentalist christian family. A Baptist family to be precise. I struggled with religious dogma for much of my life, and I have since come to atheism…Continue

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Dave G replied to DiabloASatanas's discussion 'First Forum Post, "What to do with Christian gifts for my Son?"'
"Welcome to the forum! The others have given some good advice, and my own opinion is probably not particularly relevant, as I have no children. However, I would recommend that you might want to send this same letter to Richard on the Friendly…"
Jan 3, 2010
James replied to DiabloASatanas's discussion 'First Forum Post, "What to do with Christian gifts for my Son?"'
"First things first, you need to have a talk with your parents. Tell them that you aren't raising him as a christian and that you'd appreciate that they didn't overcompensate for what they see as a failing in their eyes (your Atheism).…"
Jan 3, 2010
Charles Kennett replied to DiabloASatanas's discussion 'First Forum Post, "What to do with Christian gifts for my Son?"'
"That's really a tough one. I would ask your parents in a loving way why they are giving gifts like that when they know that you intend not to raise your kids as christians. I think it's a question of respect right now. You can let them…"
Jan 3, 2010
Galen replied to DiabloASatanas's discussion 'First Forum Post, "What to do with Christian gifts for my Son?"'
"I like Veggie Tales, they're cute! AND, more importantly, I think a Veggie Tales cartoon is the PERFECT place for all that Jesus talk. Yup, toss Jesus right in there with all the other plainly obvious absurdities like talking…"
Jan 3, 2010
Shawnda replied to DiabloASatanas's discussion 'First Forum Post, "What to do with Christian gifts for my Son?"'
"The same thing happened to me and my son when he was a baby and toddler. I didn't give him the gifts and told his Dad's family that the gifts they were giving were really for them, not for my son and that if they weren't going to give…"
Jan 2, 2010
Doug Reardon replied to DiabloASatanas's discussion 'First Forum Post, "What to do with Christian gifts for my Son?"'
"I thought about giving my dad a subscription to The Skeptical Inquirer and Free Thought magazines in response to the magazine subscriptions he kept sending me, but I decided that it would be too much like "kicking a skunk". When my son was…"
Jan 2, 2010
Kirk Holden replied to DiabloASatanas's discussion 'First Forum Post, "What to do with Christian gifts for my Son?"'
"Step one, buy every Dr. Suess book you can get your hands on. Step two, put every book your child ever gets on a book self. Step three, don't worry, your child will never, ever get around to looking at the dumb books. Step four, show you…"
Jan 2, 2010
DiabloASatanas posted a discussion

First Forum Post, "What to do with Christian gifts for my Son?"

My son is 18 months old, and I was raised in a fundamentalist christian family. A Baptist family to be precise. I struggled with religious dogma for much of my life, and I have since come to atheism through critical thought and study of natural sciences. My mother first found out that I no longer considered myself a christian 4 years ago while I was planning my wedding. She asked me directly after I told her that we were not getting married in a church and the ceremony would be done by a…See More
Jan 2, 2010
DiabloASatanas commented on Joe g's blog post 'About genesis and the internet'
"hahaha, I was just going to say that if he did one mass email, 90% of them would be filtered right into everyone's SPAM folder"
Sep 20, 2009
DiabloASatanas is now a member of Think Atheist
Sep 20, 2009

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