The Childless and Godless


The Childless and Godless

This is a group to discuss the joy of being childless! I am amazed at the number of atheists I have met over the past few years that are childless by choice, here is a place to discuss stories and experiences!

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Comment by Little Name Atheist on April 2, 2010 at 8:32pm
Comment by Daniel W on March 14, 2010 at 11:58am
I thought I might drop into this group from time to time. I'm not sure Im child-free entirely by choice - we talked about it and looked into it, but finally decided against further effort. The childed/child-free divide is an issue that affects us, so I thought I'd look here to see what other people think.
Comment by Conor on February 23, 2010 at 1:04pm
If they do change their minds, it never reveals itself in a positive/constructive way. And in those situations, it is (of course) the children who suffer the most.

I very much appreciate being able to ignore my biological "imperatives" and choosing the purpose of my life.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on February 16, 2010 at 9:49pm
I wonder if people who have already had kids have or will change their mind someday?!
Comment by Conor on February 16, 2010 at 6:57pm
Ack, I get that "You'll change your mind some day." line all the time.

I tell people I'm saving my vacation time and some of my tax return for the old snip and save, and they never believe me. As soon as I find out how much my insurance covers, I'll be setting up a long, ice bag filled weekend.
Comment by B-Girl on February 16, 2010 at 6:36pm
Jo, I think it is probably because it is so expected for women to want children that many women never think of whether they really want any or not; they just think about when they "should" have children and end up having some at some point.

I also suspect that some women who don't want kids don't tell anyone that because they know it will be questioned or are sick of hearing, "You'll change your mind some day." I know I am sick of hearing that. I recently heard it from someone several years younger than me. I have started giving my main reason for not wanting kids (do not want to pass on a genetic condition that I have or make my own condition worse, which pregnancy can do), that usually shuts people up enough that they don't even ask if I want to adopt any.
Comment by Jo Jerome on February 16, 2010 at 4:56pm
At the doctor the other day, going over the whole medical history, "Have you ever been pregnant or had children?"

"Nope. Never wanted kids."

Doc's eyes open wide with surprise. "Really?!? Wow. I knew a woman once back in college who never wanted kids..."

A doctor. Looks to be in his 50s. Can only think of one other woman he's ever met that didn't want children.

Comment by Double Standards??? on December 23, 2009 at 4:32pm
I like my freedom. Nuff said!
Comment by Conor on December 23, 2009 at 3:59pm is my home page. (I suppose that could be a good rip on the 'jesus is my homeboy shirt'...hmm...PATENT PENDING!)
Comment by Jo Jerome on December 23, 2009 at 2:08pm
Sucks that willingness to have children is such a factor in dating/marriage. I too have turned down/been turned down more than once because he eventually wants kids and I don't.

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