Would you put your family at risk in order to live up to your values and morals? The same values and morals that you are trying to teach your children. Or would you do anything possible to keep your family safe?
Example: The government decides that all Americans will be forced to convert to a religion that is not your own (or insert offense here. it could be forced vaccination, or forced circumcision. anything. it doesn't have to be as intense as religion). Do you refuse and thus, put your family at risk? Or do you convert even if you continue your own religious beliefs in secret?
What would you be teaching your children and all others by making the choice you chose?
Answer by NightPhoenix at 10:10 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 1:38 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
Answer by ethans_momma06 at 1:49 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
It really depends. Out of fear you can do a lot of things to protect your family. If I was Jewish and I lived in Austria in the 1930's I would probably of faked being Christian so I could protect my children. Its a very odd question I mean look at all the horrible things going on in many African countries like Darfur, Chad, and others. I would do a lot to keep myself and my kids safe.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 2:15 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
Answer by okmanders at 2:24 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 2:43 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
Answer by melody77 at 3:16 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
I would fake it and let them know I was faking it and why. I would be teaching them survival and how to overcome extremism while still keeping your life. This might seem cowardly to some, but my life and the lives of my children are what's most important to me. I can't bear the thought of being without them and I don't want to leave them without a mother, and so going along would be- to me- the thing to do.
Now, if I didn't have a family I would spit in the eye of the Religious regime and die for my lack of beliefs...
Answer by IhartU at 1:23 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
Answer by Anouck at 1:36 PM on Dec. 2, 2009