From: Kenneth Van Oost (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 26 Jan 2006 - 20:07:33 GMT
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From: Kate Distin <email@example.com>
> What you're really asking, though, is whether it is ok to impose false
> beliefs upon your children. It may not be ok but it is unavoidable.
> We're all wrong about something, and so long as we don't know what it is
> (or, let's face it, what the vast range of things are) we shall continue
> to behave as though we are right, and pass it on to our children. We
> can't help it.
....and then you write,
> BUT what we can do is let them know that there are alternatives out
> there; people who believe different things. If your Elvisian secluded
> his children and pretended, somehow, that everyone else believed in him
> too, then we'd have moved into a different realm I feel.
<< That is a paradox ! Are you giving your children all the chances they can
get to learn about the alternatives !? Do you learn, explain to your
of which I understand you bring them up in a christian way_ that atheism
exists, that humanism is around, that people believe that any is just an
that the believing itself in a god is a question that their mother can 't
the existing world around her as its stands, that their mother needs an '
to go round in society, in her social intercourses, in her cultural working
ment, in her political points of view !? Do you let them know that there
And what if the kids will know what the alternatives hold within !?
And what if one breaks away and embraces atheism !?
Will you continu to behave as you were right !? I doubt it !
You will continu to ' force ' your children to follow ' the right way ',
that is the
christian way ! You were brought up in such a manner, and two, more
as the first, you haven 't got a clue how to behave as an atheist or like a
humanist ! How could you as you yourself were completelty surrounded with
within christian memes !?
How would you explain to a kid that from now on he may be bildung himself,
his belief in a god was a mistake, that isn 't a big issue for his mother
and that he will
get all the support from his environment when necessary !?
Good luck !
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