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How to "De-Program" Children in a "Mixed" Marriage?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily DW Apr 19, 2012. 3 Replies

Dilemma... I am in a mixed marriage (I'm an atheist, wife is christian) and we now have three beautiful / wonderful children (son 8, daughter 5, daughter 7 months).  They are the most wonderful,…Continue

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"I couldn't agree more!  Outstanding blog and I hope it was cathartic on some level.  I also hope to hear more from you!"
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"My mother is a Christian and my father is an atheist. My mother put me in a private Christian school, and when I would come home and ask my father to help with homework he'd laugh and say the text books were wrong (they were, being…"
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"It's a shame world religion isn't taught in public schools because aside from fostering an environment of understanding it levels the playing field, inevitably making its students skeptics. In short, I'd say try to teach them all the…"
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Kevin Edmonds replied to John R.'s discussion 'How to "De-Program" Children in a "Mixed" Marriage?'
"John, Brilliantly and succinctly put and a dilemma for many of us.  The short answer is of course not to programme your kids in the first place – but that is not so easy in the real world. I am in an almost identical situation to you but…"
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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
I thoroughly enjoy THINKING! Love open discussion, especially with those who disagree with me. All I ask is A) To be civil, B) To have a REASON why you believe what you believe, & C) To allow all parties equal time for discussion. I love the quote, "If 2 people in a business always agree, 1 of them isn't necessary!"
Age
41-46
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Married
Why are you here?
To broaden my mind with RATIONAL people who haven't turned their back on logic and reasoning!
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
The more I studied, the more ridiculous it sounded!
Would love to host someone / Couch Availability but with a Christian wife and 3 small children, ain't gonna happen (my wife isn't as trusting as I - go figure!)
Skype username:
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At 9:52am on March 27, 2012, archaeopteryx said…

"People will then often say, 'But surely it's better to remain an Agnostic, just in case?' This, to me, suggests such a level of silliness and muddle that I usually edge out of the conversation, rather than get sucked into it. (If it turns out that I've been wrong all along, and there is in fact a god, and if it further turned out that this kind of legalistic, cross-your-fingers-behind-your-back, Clintonian hair-splitting impressed him, then I think I would choose not to worship him anyway.)"

-- Douglas Adams --

At 9:29am on March 27, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community John! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! Welcome again and make yourself at home!

 
 
 

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