I'm Darlene, member of Elizabeth City Freethinkers and a pretty much life-long atheist, despite 12+ years of catholic school and a few flings with woo-woo stuff in high school and college. Raising a…Continue
"Sorry, I couldn't reply directly to you for some reason...
Fast answers: I'm not brainwashing, there is such a thing as a freethinker.
While school may be mandatory, Homeschooling is viable option that avoids the waking up early issue.…"
"Again, what I write and what you read seem to be at odds...so I'll make this brief:
I am totally okay with a few lies. We all lie, it's what holds society together. Kids are born lying, ask any parent. It's an instinct. All I care…"
"If that is what you hear then there is little point talking to you.
What I said, actually, is that it depends on the parent and the kid. That specific situation. Some kids need more convincing than others. Some kids need to have alternate bad guys…"
"I wouldn't want Weiner in office because he abused his power to sexually harass women who weren't interested in him. Anyone who doesn't respect boundaries and feels that ordinary codes of behavior don't apply to them is someone I…"
"There would never have been a trial, for purely practical reasons:
We could never afford one, and there isn't a jail in the world that would take him. Heck, countries did t even want his dead body to bury, you think anyone would want him…"
"You are exactly right that a marriage does not equal a relationship.
But marriage is a legal, intimate partnership that conveys benefits and protections, so it is necessary.
Take insurance: I'm covered under my spouse's insurance. They…"
"We always had Santa, but he was never used as a bully stick. One can have the magic of make-believe without the darker side.
However, depending on the kid, sometimes parents need ever tool they can get. And very often a parent does need to avoid…"
"Wait, are you saying Santa isn't real? Then who, may I ask, drinks the beer and eats the cookies we leave out every year?
My teen just fell into the pattern: really believing, then kinda-sorta, then going along with the fun. Personally, I…"
I'm Darlene, member of Elizabeth City Freethinkers and a pretty much life-long atheist, despite 12+ years of catholic school and a few flings with woo-woo stuff in high school and college. Raising a freethinking step- teen, married to an atheist husband who is also active-duty military. Just starting to explore this site...looking forward to meeting people and exploring!
Hi Darlene, and welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses.
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