Although l was raised Baptist and went to every church srvice/bible study there was (because my parents made me go), as soon as l didn't live at home any more (and could choose for myself), l never went back. I grew up knowing something was wrong with what l was being forced to digest. And l still feel the same way today.
As a parent, l have never forced any beliefs on my children. I didn't teach them about 'god' and yet they still learned of it (through school and their never ending push towards christianity). Even so, they never sought it out or went along with what the majority of people around them were saying. They've made their own judgements and are happy just the way they are. Which is exactly how l hoped they would be.
Not beaten down. Not indoctrinated. Not living in fear.
As it should be...