Why do parents send their children to Church, to Christian Schools, to Christian Bible Camps but don't go to Church or read the Bible themselves? Please, if you don't believe in God, pass this question up. In as much as I respect your opinion, this one isn't a debate about whether God is real or if it's nonsense. Just looking for some answers from parents who have their children in these places. Thank you. Plz keep it clean. Tks.
Answer by Aingls at 7:39 AM on Oct. 14, 2010
I'll answer, even though I am not religious. Many choose private schools over public because the public schools in their area may fall short in educational standards. It is something I would consider if we didn't have a decent public school, even though I would cringe at the idea of my children having to attend the religion classes that indoctrinate the children to that particular faith.
I do send my girls to a program that is offered by a local church for families of children with special needs. It is held once a month, and gives parents a chance to have a worry-free night out. If another agency offered a similar program without the religious overtones, I'd take advantage of that, but in all honesty, I trust the people at this church to take good care of my girls for those four hours.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:22 AM on Oct. 14, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:49 AM on Oct. 14, 2010
By the way, OP--and I do say this with complete respect--you are asking a question about why people who don't believe in God, attend church or read the Bible would send their children to a religious school, but don't want those people to answer for themselves? It would seem that only the people who fit that description could answer the question. Perhaps what you really want is to simply keep this a civil discussion, regardless of the beliefs of those who choose to answer?
Answer by jsbenkert at 1:38 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
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