QOTW: I actually plan to encourage our kids to find their own paths and beliefs. We feel it is a very personal thing, and I know my parents (my dad especially) feels guilty for not pushing us more towards religion. I don't want to feel like I should or shouldn't have done more. But like @enchanted, I would be a bit disappointed if they ended up following a church. I have a harder time with the organized religion part then just the believing in something we don't.
Post by ProfessorChaos on Oct 27, 2016 12:18:44 GMT -5
Encounters this week have been focused on people freaking the hell out about the late-term abortion question in the last presidential debate. I have friends who have needed this to save their lives, so it really triggers me. Evangelicals in this election cycle are generally making me ragey anyway.
QOTW: This is the primary reason I want to try going to the local UU church, although I haven't managed to bring myself to do it yet. I have great childhood memories of holiday-related activities at my church, and I hate for her to miss all that, and I don't know another way to expose her to those things until she's in preschool or whatever (she's 18 months). No idea what I'd do if she asked to pray before bed.
Hi everyone, interesting discussion this week so thanks!
Nothing too major this week, although had an interesting discussion with members of a very strict Scandinavian church who recently relocated to the deep south in the US and they are struggling to find a church that supports their view of the bible but also is not anti LGBT or abortion. It was an interesting discussion about personal choices and religion. But the kids were not involved in this discussion.
I think if my kids asked for a more religious home life I would have to say they are free to do what they like but I'm not going to spend every sunday going to religious services. I don't think I would mind if they were religious later in life, even if I cannot relate. As long as it was not an extreme group in which case I would be disappointed.
Post by dutchkatie on Oct 28, 2016 15:01:51 GMT -5
At the moment I cannot forsee how and when DD would ask for a more religious home life, since there is very little exposure to religion in our life as is. If she finds herself with religious friends down the road I would encourage her to find out about the religion if she's interested and attend a service with them if she would want to. I would hope to be able to talk with her about it, if she should be inclined to be a part of an organized religion, and respect it if that's how she wants to live her life. I think MH would have a harder time with that, I'm afraid.
Post by dutchkatie on Oct 28, 2016 15:05:57 GMT -5
CharlieB, that sounds interesting. I am currently in school to become a grade school teacher and for 'life views'(I don't know of a suitable english term, but telling kids about different currents, religious and humanist, mixed with a bit of philosophy) we have to prepare a lesson around a religious story and one about a secular narrative. Life lessons come in all forms.
AW/Vents/ Encounters this week: Not much recently. Mostly just my MIL telling me in every text that she's praying for DD to feel better ( she has a cold). I just reply with something like "I hope she starts feeling better soon too".
QOTW: How do you feel about your LOs asking for more religious living (asking to go to church, prayers before bed, etc)? I would feel....disappointed. Both of our families go to church so I imagine it will come up at some point.
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