"OK, First of all, don't panic, because kids her age don't know the difference between what's real and what isn't yet. I am in Florida, and our public school is the same. I use what arsenal is available to me as a…"
"To Missy: Wow, I'm in the same situation down here in Florida. I did choose to pay more and put my girls in a preschool, but they still taught them about the baby Jesus, and they love that story. So I told them, yes, that is a wonderful story,…"
"Always good to meet a fellow atheist; I wish there was a big active group of Freethinkers in our area, especially for my kids sake. I enjoy the forums, I just wish there was a fellowship here. Maybe soon there will be :)
"Doesn't anyone else have any help or suggestions, ideas, for parents trying to raise their kids atheist in a god fearing world?
Jo and I are sisters, we live in a very religious community, teachers freely discuss their beliefs with their…"
"Re-read the book I gave you, Parenting Beyond Belief, see if there's anything in there you may have missed on some other things you can do.
I'm always looking for things for you, when I find them, I send them.
You've actually got a…"
my name is Jo, and I have two very young daughters and an 8 year old stepdaughter. My girls are still too young to understand about religion, but my stepdaughter it seems is hopelessly brainwashed already by her southern baptist mom and stepfather and all of his family. We live in the bible belt, which doesn't help. I try to do what I can to be a cool, consistent, moral, caring atheist stepmom, and I always answer her questions honestly. We have surfed the net together studying evolution and…See More
I am 41 years old, a mom of two girls, and an atheist living in the bible belt, Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!
Why are you here?
I enjoy reading what people like myself have to say. I hold out hope that maybe people will come to their senses
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
The existence of a god and heaven/hell made absolutely no sense to me, I couldn't believe it even when I tried. I reasoned that I just needed to do what made sense to me, at around age 14, and refused to attend church after that.
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