I'm just curious really. One of my friends tells her children there is no god, there is no heaven, there is no anything really beyond the here and now and it does upset her children, especially as there grandfather has recently passed away.
I'm not sure if I believe in anything but I tell my kids that they will go to heaven, that people who die will go to heaven and heck I even tell them that our dead pets go to heaven.
What's your view on this? Do you think this could damage children, as I know her children are very scared now.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Mar. 26, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
I am not an atheist and i would fully expect them to share their beliefs. If it is their fervent belief then, although I 100% disagree, I would fully expect them to share it with their child. That is called parenting... to raise the child with what you view as the truth.
One of the nicest, sweetest, kindest women I know is an atheist... i think she is 100% wrong in her beliefs but she lives a FANTASTIC life and her kids are GREAT. I would be shocked if she didnt raise them with the same belief system that she lives by.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by mommy_jules at 1:13 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by idaspida at 1:15 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by justanotherjen at 1:24 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
couldnt an atheist ask the same about a christian sharing beliefs??
if an atheist believes 100% that the idea of God is false and completely wrong that people go on... wouldnt they wonder how in the world a christian could teach their children these falsehoods?
I think it is hugely naive to believe that someone would not choose to teach their child what they believe as truth.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
thank you justanotherjen (funny name btw)... I am the same anons as above. And I appreciate the in put.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 1:42 PM on Mar. 26, 2011