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Not allowing your child to go to church??

Anonymous
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My sister and I were raised in a home with Christian values. I stuck with it, she didn't. She's adamantly anti-Christian as well, and is raising her son as an atheist. Obviously she can believe whatever she wants, and it's totally her right, it just makes me sad sometimes my sister and nephew aren't part of something that I see as good and helpful to millions of people.

My kids tell my nephew things they do at church and Sunday school, and he's recently asked if he can go too. He's almost 7. I said he had to ask his mom. She said no. I talked to her about it, asking shouldn't it be his choice, and she said she'll encourage him to look into different religions when he's old enough to understand, but until then, she's raising him her way. 

I just feel like it's kind of crappy of her. Would you say anything else to her? Obviously I would never sneak around her back about it, but does anyone agree it should be his choice?

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 8, 2014 at 1:26 PM
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Texor
by Platinum Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 1:27 PM
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Is it YOUR kids choice to go to church? 

If they said, "Mom, I want to be an atheist" would you be okay with that?

Hanab818
by Ruby Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 1:28 PM
Let it be. As much as you think it sucks, it her choice what to do. Dont push it or she might cut you out completely.
suzanneyea
by on Mar. 8, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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I think you need to respect her values which are just as important as your values.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 8, 2014 at 1:29 PM
Her kid, her choice. Don't push it
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 8, 2014 at 1:29 PM

They love church. Even if they didn't it's a requirement in our family, regardless of belief, because I think the community and values aspect is good too. 

Quoting Texor:

Is it YOUR kids choice to go to church? 

If they said, "Mom, I want to be an atheist" would you be okay with that?


Bekki
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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 This.

Quoting Texor:

Is it YOUR kids choice to go to church? 

If they said, "Mom, I want to be an atheist" would you be okay with that?

 

WifeyC
by Platinum Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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Why can you force something on your kid and she can't?

Quoting Anonymous:

They love church. Even if they didn't it's a requirement in our family, regardless of belief, because I think the community and values aspect is good too. 

Quoting Texor:

Is it YOUR kids choice to go to church? 

If they said, "Mom, I want to be an atheist" would you be okay with that?



Texor
by Platinum Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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That was not the question. 

Is it THEIR choice to go to church?  If they wanted to stop going, would that be their choice. 


Quoting Anonymous:

They love church. Even if they didn't it's a requirement in our family, regardless of belief, because I think the community and values aspect is good too. 

Quoting Texor:

Is it YOUR kids choice to go to church? 

If they said, "Mom, I want to be an atheist" would you be okay with that?



ProudMommaBear
by on Mar. 8, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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This. The door swings both ways.

Quoting Texor:

Is it YOUR kids choice to go to church? 

If they said, "Mom, I want to be an atheist" would you be okay with that?

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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So,you think the millions of children who go to church woke up one morning and decided to go....or did their parents make the decision to raise them in that faith for them?
Why should it be any different for those not of faith?
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