This is from a longer article on the growth of atheism/agnosticism in Ireland. He is addressing why he does not agree with parents who choose not to baptize their children. A question for the Christians (or mainly the Catholics he represents) - would you or did you find your faith without being carried through it from birth? It seems an awfully pessimistic view from someone who also says he believes periods of non-belief are important.Answer Question
Answer by MamaK88 at 6:39 PM on Jun. 4, 2011
It really depends on the person. I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic schools, my home was not very religious. I have different views from my parents, but I had really positive experiences in my Catholic school as opposed to the public school I left because it was really terrible.
I want my kids to understand my faith, to me it's sharing a part of myself with them like I do with my love for reading and education. They could continue down a similar road as me as adults or pick a whole different journey altogether it's really up to them, but I still think they will find some value in the traditions and beliefs I'm sharing with them.
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