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Explaining Atheism to Kids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Nov 7, 2013. 10 Replies

After extensive research on this topic, I've concluded that the Internet overfloweth with advice for atheist children with Christian parents or atheist parents with young children wondering what…Continue

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Pope Beanie replied to jmeesh's discussion 'Explaining Atheism to Kids'
"No, I think you're spot on, although parents too often assume the kid should be able to assume conscious control over their outburst. I think the outburst still originates at an emotional, subconscious level, which can be difficult to fathom…"
Nov 7, 2013
kris feenstra replied to jmeesh's discussion 'Explaining Atheism to Kids'
"That seems to make sense. I am sure, in the case of the video, this child is feeling legitimate frustration and concern, but ultimately that outburst seems like more of a tactic to manipulate mum. Most parents tell me kids frequently test the waters…"
Nov 7, 2013
Rocky john replied to jmeesh's discussion 'Explaining Atheism to Kids'
"I also do not have children and don't want them. But my parents had my sister when i was 14 ( they said it was an accident. I personally suspect it was to punish me) and so i ended up as the unpaid baby sitter more often than i would have…"
Nov 7, 2013
kris feenstra replied to jmeesh's discussion 'Explaining Atheism to Kids'
"I don't know that much about raising children (have none myself), but is this really that much different than the other awkward conversations parents have with their children? I mean, when some person or animal close to a child dies, that could…"
Nov 7, 2013
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Nov 6, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to jmeesh's discussion 'Explaining Atheism to Kids'
"I'd probably be as vague as possible, until they're mature enough as humans to start weening from their parents. Change the subject to fossils, age of the earth, age of species human? Talk about other belief systems, especially ones that…"
Nov 6, 2013
Thomas Blood replied to jmeesh's discussion 'Explaining Atheism to Kids'
"Couldn't stand watching the whole video. I have grown children and had my share of kids screaming at me. Saw enough. I really think this child is too young. Substitute Santa Claus for God. I would assume a child this age believed in Santa…"
Nov 6, 2013
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"Hi Jmeesh!  Welcome to Think Atheist :)"
Nov 6, 2013
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to jmeesh's discussion 'Explaining Atheism to Kids'
"Here is a new approach to education on the subject. Hopefully it will be taken up elsewhere too."
Nov 6, 2013
jmeesh replied to Natasha Marilyn's discussion 'My atheist child and the use of "God Bless You" and "I'll pray for you"'
""I'll pray for you" is a tough one for me to deal with, personally. On the one hand, it's nice to have evidence that you care about me and your heart is in the right place. On the other hand, you're dismissing my entire…"
Nov 6, 2013
VroomBat X replied to jmeesh's discussion 'Explaining Atheism to Kids'
"Their parents have the final word."
Nov 6, 2013
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Explaining Atheism to Kids

After extensive research on this topic, I've concluded that the Internet overfloweth with advice for atheist children with Christian parents or atheist parents with young children wondering what religion is/is for. Unfortunately, there's little-to-no input about how grown persons with established relationships with kids can explain a personal, present change of faith to them. Some of the advice to atheist young people translates, e.g. not criticizing, emphasizing the personal journey, etc.…See More
Nov 6, 2013
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At 8:52am on November 6, 2013, Strega said…

Hi Jmeesh!  Welcome to Think Atheist :)

 
 
 

  

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