Absolutely not! My ex-wife is trying to raise my kids religious.. so I do the most destructive thing I can to her teachings.. I teach them logic, and freethinking. The result.. my son has learned to play the game, he lets her think he's religious to avoid her wrath, then laughs at her stupidity with me.. I wish it didn't result in him thinking less of her.. but he sees a lie when one's told to him.
No, when my baby's mother, without my input, started running her through the Catholic factory I protested. She told me, you teach her what you believe and I will teach her what I believe.
Well, My daughter is 19 now and it seems like I beat the Catholics at logic. There was really no competition...
If I had kids, I would not raise them religiously. I would ensure that they learned about as many religions as possible from a scholar or history point of view, because knowledge is valuable. If they choose to follow a religion on their own however, that is their choice. Forcing a child to be atheist is just as bad as forcing them to be christian. Present the facts and the theories, tell them your own, and allow them to make their own judgement. Chances are, if they have not been indoctrinated, they will likely choose the most logical option, or come to it eventually.
Absolutely not. I tell them that some people have an imaginary friend and to respect that. They giggle knowing they know, kind of like Santa Claus.
They keep asking why people think there is a god and my answer is that some people need it and it makes them feel good. They have been to church when they visit family and they have no desire to become religious.
My son decided on his own he didn't really believe. I think he probably overhears what I talk about but he is a smart kid. He doesn't think it makes sense and I am not going to tell him different. He made a comment in front of my mom one day, like we don't even believe in God and my mom said yes we do. I said no we don't.
Just to fit in no my ex-wife believes in God they will have to make that decision on her own like I came to that decision I don't force what I believe on to my children because that's just repeating the cycle of religion they have to make that decision on her own they know I don't believe in God and they're already asked me questions I tried to be as vague as possible because they're 7 and 10 they don't have time for that right now they're kids they need to be kids
My children are grown ups. While young I took them to church, to be more exact my parents used to take us all as we spent Sundays together. I did not want to upset them, on the other hand, I did not think they were really indoctrinated. Restrictions of 10 commandments I thought were useful help to form the values. When my son was 16 one day after church he said,, I can't take añy more sermons. It is nonsense. He stopped going and that was it.
Of course not. That would be immoral. Make sure they know all about the various religions, and give them your point of view (as RE classes in the UK are usually taught by a religious person - usually a christian - so they will miss out on the various viewpoints other than the teacher's).