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
A group to support ex-muslims, to share knowledge and ideas, to discuss coping strategies for those who live in with muslim theists, and to help those who leave Islam realize--- you are not alone in your thinking.
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
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!"
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
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!)
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"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.)"
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