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Originally posted by InfaRedMan
reply to post by HunkaHunka
It looks like religion repacked and glossed up with a few new buzz words actually. I'm not completely convinced that this is 100% religion free once you delve under the surface.
The words 'rites' and 'rituals' make me a little suspicious.
A male nurse wants to be the first “Christian” in Britain to be “de-baptised” after complaining that at five-months-old he was too young to decide.
Mr John Hunt, 56, says that he wants his 1953 baptism at the St Jude and St Aidan parish church in the Southwark diocese, south London, cancelled because he was not consulted and does not believe in God.
Or do you see this as a way that secular folks can share some of your values without your dogma?
Originally posted by ThatDGgirl
I raised my first child (now 30) without religion. For many years I felt like I'd done him an injustice. In retrospect, thru my own negligence, I gave him a very open mind about it.
Child #2 (now 7) is a different story. I'm still raising him without religion, but he goes to a private school that has a heavy jewish population. He knows more about Judiasm than anything else. I cannot stop this from happening, but when he asks me about it I try to give him a "spiritual" (as opposed to religious) answer. It's a very fine line to walk. I'd rather that he didn't have this outside influence which is beyond my control, but since I'm not prepared to homeschool him or cocoon him, it's going to happen.
Frankly, when he asks about God and Jesus and angels, I really don't know what to say. It's a tough call.