Iwant my son to have his choice of religion when he gets older. I want to introduce him to buddhism and the bible. The problem is I do not know much about the bible. I don't have any interest in going to church and i do not believe in the bible but i can respect that others do. I have taken my son to the temple to get blessed by the monks and I found that to be a beautiful experience. I feel more at home with buddhism. But some of my relatives are pushing christianity onto me and telling me I should get my son baptised. They even whent so far as to take my son while I was out and baptise him themselves without me knowing or without my permission. They were pretty much saying " well, if you wont do it, somebody has to." I really want him to have the choice of who to follow, what do I do about pushy relatives?Answer Question
Answer by amethystrse at 10:43 AM on Dec. 19, 2008
If it was me, after I found out they did that behind my back. I would never let those relative be alone with my son again. And about the religion part of it. Do what you think is right . Don't let your relatives push you in one direction or the other
Answer by louise2 at 11:00 AM on Dec. 19, 2008
"They even whent so far as to take my son while I was out and baptise him themselves without me knowing or without my permission." That right there would've been enough to sever ties with those particular family members.
I DO have a suggestion that just might work well for you.
I'm a homeschooler -- and in homeschooling, most curriculums are Christian-based. (Makes it a little more difficult for me... but hey, I do what I can).... but in YOUR situation -- where you don't want others pressuring you or him... you don't want to attend a church... and you want to KNOW exactly what & how your child is learning about Christianity --- you may want to look into purchasing a homeschooling "Bible Study" course. Then YOU are in control of your child's education in Christianity.
PM me any time if you want to look into it... I can give you some references. G'luck! :-)
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