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Has your belief system changed since haing a child with special needs?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Jul. 31, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Yes. Seeing how I was welcome to attend church provided I left my kids at home. That was the final straw in a series of events. Goodbye Christianity, hello agnostic/atheism.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 4:18 PM on Jul. 31, 2011

  • Having my first child made me go from an atheist to a fully out of the closet, more outspoken atheist. When I was pregnant with my son, my mother told me I would change my mind when my baby was born, that I would "see god". What I saw was a team of doctors working to save his life. They were people, human beings, working to save another human being's life. People don't give themselves or each other enough credit for the amazing things they can do. We don't need any gods to help each other, to save each other. People are amazing all on their own.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:35 PM on Jul. 31, 2011

  • No.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:15 PM on Jul. 31, 2011

  • Because I believe that my Down Syndrome child is a gift from belief in God has gotten stronger..
    I knew when she was born that she was unique: there was nothing from that point on that I could take for granted.
    I knew I would have to go to the Lord, rather than depend on myself...I have never been disappointed...

    Answer by VeronicaTex at 10:50 PM on Jul. 31, 2011

  • No, it has strengthened my beliefs. I am Christian.

    Answer by missanc at 4:55 PM on Jul. 31, 2011

  • See 2autistics response....

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:10 PM on Jul. 31, 2011

  • 2autisticsmom, I am truly sorry that you had such a horrible experience at a church! I am a Christian and I believe that the church should make EVERYONE feel welcome! I am also horrified when I hear about Christians being unkind to others, especially to children.

    Answer by Valleylily at 3:48 AM on Aug. 1, 2011

  • Yeah well it's ok. They don't do so well in church, but i had to take them to find out how they reacted. I don't feel they did anything major, but apparently thought wrong. Some stimming and a little screaming but otheriwse not real bad. Had I not been told that as I was leaving I might have considered going back.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 6:37 PM on Aug. 1, 2011

  • my special needs son strengthened my faith,he also brought my DH to God. We had many issues with many churches but finally found a great one,

    Answer by RobinChristine at 7:11 PM on Aug. 1, 2011