All Blog Posts Tagged 'parents' (9)

Agape Love

Growing up, I was taught about the kind of love God the Father has for his children; it was called "agape love." I understood it as the kind of love that allows a parent to forgive their children for wrongdoing, and the sort of love that allows God to forgive humankind for sin. It was something to take comfort in. The message that we had "fallen short" was pounded into my head, and God's love had to be extremely powerful to…

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Added by Cara Coleen on June 30, 2013 at 6:52pm — 46 Comments

Lying to her parents (or else...)

So I'm not really sure why I suddenly want to write this, but I do, so... here it goes...

First, some background.

I was fortunate enough to be raised by two of the most tolerant and considerate parents I've ever met. My mom was raised Catholic in French Canada, and my dad became Jewish during college, when he met his first wife. When he met my mom, he already had two kids, 7 and 3, who had been raised so…

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Added by Julian Fiander on March 23, 2013 at 1:20am — 25 Comments

My son debates the existence of God at school

School started back for my fourth grader last week, and I was taken aback when he came home and told me about a little playground debate he had with his classmates about the existence or nonexistence of God.

My son knows that I'm an atheist, while his mother is a God believer. We've had several, mostly, civil debates about God and religion, but I have never forced my views upon my children. And besides taking them to church on occasion, my wife doesn't push her beliefs onto them…

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Added by Bakari Chavanu on August 25, 2011 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Being raised christian with a rational mind

Ever since I was born my parents have always told me there was a god but no santa clause or tooth fairy. I didn't understand how they expected me to understand why god was invisible and never speaking up for himself. It was hard for me, but I believed with all my might and became what you'd call a hardcore christian. I feared for my soul and everyone else's and never wanted to be raptured because there was so much work to do with all these atheists and catholics.... Really funny now that I…

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Added by Vikki Garland on July 3, 2011 at 10:38pm — 3 Comments

Fond of atheism

I always was that guy who had a lot of dreams and obsessions ,but usually those were not productive obsessions since because I was a muslim nearly everything I wanted to do was considered a bad thing by my parents and society ,but now since I am an atheist I feel much more free and honest about my desires the issue is just is after a while these obsessions faded I now like a lot of stuff ,but there is really nothing I want to do other than chill around with people and have smart and fun… Continue

Added by Ahmed El-Sherif on June 12, 2011 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

I hate that you've given up.

So this is my first blog post on TA! Hurray! I'm relatively new to the site but I'm already in love with it. You people make me think and I'm grateful to you. 

 

The story:

 

I ran into an old neighbor today who I had not spoken to in a very long time. She belongs to an infamous church in my community which holds a fall festival to give children a place to go on halloween. They think it celebrates satan. Anyway, during this conversation, my neighbor informs me…

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Added by Loren on June 9, 2011 at 11:45pm — 15 Comments

Why I am an Atheist?

Growing up I never had the same longing for a higher power. I was forced by my parents to follow a particular religious rituals and they would bore me. I would go through the motions of doing the religious rituals. In my late teenage years in the college when I ran through the tough times I found solace in praying for higher power. It was very comforting to pray for a higher power and have all my trouble transfered, one who would help me get through the college and…

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Added by atheistrising on March 21, 2011 at 12:32am — No Comments

somethings off

Just a little something i have noticed lately.



My mom.



To give you some back story she is Catholic. When I was born she attempted to have me baptized with out the permission of my father. she and my aunt went to do it with out him knowing and the church wouldn't do it with out the consent of my father, which i think is the only smart thing i can sat the church has done...



She does not attend church, but claims to pray nightly. she has a rosary in her car and one… Continue

Added by fixedentropy on August 8, 2009 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

The Journey (my first blog, not a sappy love song band)

This isn't my first blog...and it probably won't be my last.

I admit that I've had dalliances in other places. There was even a long term affair with myspace, but as my life progressed past what I wanted family members to browse, the entries there became less and less sincere.

There is an anonymity to the internet. A sense of honesty that can be scrutinized by a thousand people (and as long as none of them are blood related, it's perfectly free.) There isn't much of a chance of… Continue

Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on January 23, 2009 at 10:19pm — No Comments

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