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My kid wants to get baptized...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Green Feb 10. 35 Replies

I do not have kids....Yet. I take it for granted that in some capacity I probably will someday.I would obviously raise them without religion and encourage them to think critically about any…Continue

Tags: kids, confirmation, church, children, baptism

Uncomfortable religious discussions at work

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Jul 24, 2013. 4 Replies

This isn't something that's personally affected me at work yet, but it is happening to someone I know right now.His boss his very Christian, while my friend is an Atheist. This boss keeps starting…Continue

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Anne Green replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"Here, have a personal story. It should be roughly relevant. My sister and I were both raised without religion. My parents never even mentioned the fact that there are people who believe in god. It doesn't come up much in conversations with…"
Feb 10
Brandon K. Boutieller replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"I would tell the child, you can do as you please when it comes to ideology and beliefs. However I would not support the actions of the child unless they could give me a "Why". "WHY do you want to get baptized?" And the child will…"
Aug 5, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"Me too, but first, I'd make sure they were exposed to the basics of as many belief systems, including atheism, as possible, so they'd know what their options were."
Aug 5, 2013
Jules K. replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"If they were younger than 16-18 then no, I wouldn't let them but once they're over 16 I think they'd be mature enough to make their own decisions. "
Aug 5, 2013
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Jul 25, 2013
James Cox replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"Now multiply that by 10 and you have a moment for the year books!"
Jul 25, 2013
James Cox replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"In my experience, it might be a good point for the young person to have close friends that are also of independent minds. During high school, my friends with our science club honed our debate skills on the local evangelists. They did not always like…"
Jul 25, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"I would have allowed it, but in an informed manner. I.e., might explain different kinds of ceremonies are, how they're almost always tied to local custom, and performed mostly for the benefit of people who already believe in it. I might find…"
Jul 25, 2013
Tom Leeds replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"If I thought I could get away with it I would start going to church and convince them I wanted to get baptized and then when up at the altar when they douse me with the water I would scream out "It burns IT BURNS!!!""
Jul 24, 2013
matt.clerke replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"Let's face it, it's a one sided water fight with a priest. What could possibly go wrong?"
Jul 24, 2013
James Cox replied to Stephy's discussion 'Uncomfortable religious discussions at work'
"A similar thing happen to me while at a party several years ago. I was listen to a conversation between a man and woman. The conversation was, on the surface, about 'why we cannot see all the stars'. After a few minutes, with the guy…"
Jul 24, 2013
Tom Leeds replied to Stephy's discussion 'Uncomfortable religious discussions at work'
"I have people who bring up the argument that life is too complicated to have formed anywhere else and so I usually pull out the facts. The fact that between dark energy and dark matter, 96% of the universe we both can't see and don't have…"
Jul 24, 2013
Tom Leeds replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"I have a 5 year old, her mother is religious, I obviously am not.  We had her baptized before she was 2, I didn't argue.  I have even encouraged her mother to take her to church but she doesn't go so...  I have actually…"
Jul 24, 2013
William Boyd replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"LOL yeah. Been there......."
Jul 23, 2013
William Boyd replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"Hat's off fellows. The lady speaketh the truth. Thank you. Heartwarming stuff."
Jul 23, 2013
William Boyd replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
"8men. I wanted to say the same but decided to read some comments first. Well said Belle. Well said."
Jul 23, 2013

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Why I don't like being called an "Atheist"

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 9:35pm 0 Comments

This is from Ricky Gervais' interview with Richard Dawkins. It PERFECTLY describes how I feel:

"I hate being labeled an Atheist because it's not how I live my life. I don't live my life going around going "I'm an Atheist, I'm an Atheist..." There's billions of other aspects to my life, why I do things. It's just when God's put into the equation, I don't take that on board. I don't do anything because a god's watching me, or because I feel God owns anything, or God's driving me. It's a…

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