I'm a stay at home mom to a 6yo boy and almost 4yo girl. I substitute teach at my daughter's (Baptist 😬 - that's a whole other story) preschool and plan to get into education in the near future. My husband was raised Methodist but he knows that I think it's all a bunch of nonsense. He says that it helps him to believe and he mostly doesn't get why I'm so annoyed by it all, but he is totally supportive of my non-belief. My in-laws are DEFINITELY Christian.
I want my kids to be exposed to Christianity so they know what is about. I never was and always felt insecure about it. I am figuring it out as I go, but I equate it to Santa Claus (which also makes me uncomfortable to do) and when they're a little older I'll let them know it's all fairy tales.
Being a non-believer is something I've wrestled with my whole life. I never believed any of it but was always uncomfortable admitting it. I grew up outside of Atlanta, GA (where we still live now) and I am very much in the closet to most of my friends, neighbors, etc. It's an awful feeling. I hope to one day be more open about it, but it's so hard! I'm hoping this forum will give me strength and guidance.
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Your "About me" comments ring true for many of us. It's difficult to "come out". At A/N, we're all "out" together. And it feels good to be among fellow non-believers. We're family. Please participate and feel at home.
Tell your boy soon. I was in third grade when boys in the higher grades took third graders one by one into the boys' restroom and dunked our heads unless we said we no longer believed in SC. I lied and said I no longer believed. Boys do that kind of stuff to each other.