We show our kids from the get go how and why religions are false. No pandering.
those kids are adorably awesome!!
Adorable, give em a hug from me!!! Awesome couple of kids you got there with brains they know how to use. I doff my hat to you Sir!!
Great kids and very bright. The greatest gift that we can give our kids is the ability to think critically and not to take things on the basis of authority, nor to be pressured by their peers into conforming to things that they don't believe in. "They all say stuff that doesn't really make sense to me" - well done, great thinking!
Thanks for posting. I have two small kids as well. I'm curious, how did you or do you present this to your kids. My feeling is that I will show them all the creation myths and teach them how to reason and think for themselves but not push them in one direction. When they are old enough to decide for themselves, they will do so. I would also be interested to know how you deal with Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy etc?
Raising Freethinkers a great book to start with.
Something in the line of Richard Dawkins' letter to his 10-year-old daughter is also not a bad way to start!
I have 2 teenageers (17 and 19) and a 7-year-old. I've always tried never to impose my own view (atheist and vegetarian!) but always to say "this is what I believe, but other people believe this...".
However, all are atheist vegetarians, so I guess I've indoctrinated them, by osmosis, if not overtly. They all know, though, that they are free to make their own choices and will not be criticised for it, and we talk about that frequently, which I think is the best way!
That's exactly how I felt at their age!
Surprising issues with my slightly older children.
Join Think Atheist
Welcome toThink Atheist
Get Started Nowor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Started by Belle Rose in Society. Last reply by Belle Rose 7 hours ago.
Started by Unseen in Politics. Last reply by Unseen 22 hours ago.
Started by Julie W in Church & State. Last reply by _Robert_ yesterday.
Started by Unseen in Philosophy. Last reply by matt.clerke 22 hours ago.
Started by Gallup's Mirror in Law, Trials, and Decisions. Last reply by Tom Margolis on Sunday.
Sunday School June 28th 2015
Sunday School June 21th 2015
Sunday School June 14th 2015
Posted by Davis Goodman on June 26, 2015 at 11:20am
Posted by Pakistani Murtad (Atheist) on June 23, 2015 at 10:23pm
Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com
© 2015 Created by umar.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.