Facts: I am an atheist. My wife is not. I have two children, two and three years old. I love my wife. I love my children.
Questions: How many atheists are out there who are in a position where atheist beliefs conflict with the beliefs of their spouse?
How many atheists feel in a moral dialemma about allowing religous indoctrination of their children by their spouse and other family members, however minor?
How many athiests feel disempowered to shield their offspring from "fairytale religion" for the sake of preserving an otherwise harmonious and happy family environment?
I don't feel qualified to answer any of these questions, but this is a facet of my life that needs resolution.
I want my children to be free from the contradictions and neurosis of christianity.
I want my children to know right from wrong. I want to spare my children from the gut wrenching berievement and anger that I felt when I realised that God is imaginary.
I want my children to live happy and productive lives. I waqnt my children to understand the power od reason and deduction and use them to guide their own offfspring.