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Would you raise your children religious just to fit in?

Would you raise your children religious just to fit in?

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never

marinero10 Level 2 Oct 23, 2017
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Of course not!

marinero10 Level 2 Oct 23, 2017
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No, but I will give my child plenty of information about religion and teach her to appreciate her and others differences. No reason she can't fit in with other kids and still be proud of her differences...same as her mama!

Jenn Level 2 Oct 23, 2017
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NO, and we have paid for it in damage to my children and grandkids in Cuero, Texas. My daughter had to move to Austin for my granddaughter to be treated better

CycloneCowgirl Level 1 Oct 23, 2017
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No, I would raise my kids to believe in whatever they want, if they choose not to believe in anything that is okay too.

AshleyWegener Level 2 Oct 23, 2017
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NO

gearl Level 2 Oct 23, 2017
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Absolutely not!

LoriS Level 2 Oct 23, 2017
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No.. on the contrary raise him in the truth with the hope he can share it with friends.

Meskeptic13 Level 2 Oct 23, 2017
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Absolutely, positively not. To me, the idea of teaching a child to believe in god "just to fit in" teaches them that it's better to be liked than to be true to yourself. It also breeds confusion and mistrust.

Ycarusbog Level 1 Oct 22, 2017
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No.

MarianHennings Level 1 Oct 22, 2017
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No, I raised mine with truth.

mcfrank Level 2 Oct 22, 2017
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No.....and neither I will let them watch silly films like Harry Potter or anything with extraterrestrial powers without an ADULT consent.

Lobster101 Level 4 Oct 21, 2017
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never

RonaldJames Level 3 Oct 21, 2017
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No. As a teacher I'm more concerned with raising independant thinkers than go-along-with-the-crowd robots.

Zippypinhead57 Level 2 Oct 21, 2017
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I have taught them to be open-minded and to choose their own path, but to always make sure they make informed decisions. So far, they are non-religious.

jkenyon74 Level 1 Oct 20, 2017
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I’m not a fan of fitting in. I raced my child to be open to everything. That resulted in him being a nontheist.

JaimeZ Level 2 Oct 20, 2017
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I didn't raise my children religious. I told them some people believe in various gods, but I don't, I tried to teach them critical thinking,but left it to them to decide for themselves.

LeslyTinling Level 1 Oct 20, 2017
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I took them to the Unitarians to teach them the religions of the world

Serenabeenthere Level 2 Oct 20, 2017
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It would be like a Roman Emperor founding the Church of Rome and then refusing to be christened.

OrmRich Level 3 Oct 20, 2017
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Would not and did not.

Russell_Joyce Level 1 Oct 19, 2017
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No.

Nighthawk01 Level 2 Oct 19, 2017
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nope

VivieDX Level 3 Oct 19, 2017
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No. However, if they ask, I will explain that some people are and tell them what those beliefs were and let them think for themselves. Children are not stupid, most found it rather funny that there are people whom believed in such nonsense.

AlanLai Level 3 Oct 19, 2017
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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.

countrygeek79 Level 3 Oct 19, 2017
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I left the church when my youngest child was about 8 months old, although I was a doubter in high school. She is still non-religious. My other 2 have become religious. I believe it is because their spouses are religious. They are all over 50 years old now.

doxytux Level 2 Oct 19, 2017
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