"First of all I agree you shouldn't feel bad about wanting what's best for your child. However that is exactly what you have to decide. What YOU feel is best for your child.
It sounds like you have a strong relationship, the fact that she…"
I'm an freelance Graphic Designer, Independent are my political views. I'm the mother of 3 grown sons who are smart, interested in good things, kind, and responsible. One is a nurse and all are musicians and have a love of music as I do. Rush has been my fav band since 7th grade (Snakes & Arrows must hear fr all atheists)
It's my favorite kind of entertainment... I'm a lucky Mom, very proud of them. I never once took them to church. I wish I had not been "raised in the church" my great uncle an "ordained minister"! I think it contributed to many many problems throughout my adolescence as the people around me preached one thing but lived another. Those around me who were in the 70's left-over hippie-stoner life-style we're to me ok, however because others taught me all about heaven and hell i was convinced that certain people in my life would for sure end up there.
I think that's mental child abuse and just as detrimental to ones own-self worth and life-view as physical abuse.
When I became and adult, I made my own decision to "leave my religion" relief I've felt ever since and I never put my boys though any of the nonscence, never told them they were sinners, something wrong with you from the get-go! I think that's abuse too.
Why are you here?
My life and the sheople around me have shown me all I need to know and not believe!
and Because In the words of one of my favorite Atheist's Bill Mauer, Religion is a detriment to the progress of humanity.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
I questioned it all at a young age and just left it behind as I grew up.
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