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Kids and God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 18, 2015. 12 Replies

Hello!Thoughts on introducing the concept of god to your kids? Obviously I don't want to make them believers but I also don't want them to go uninformed about the belief system of the majority of…Continue

Going Clear

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Apr 17, 2015. 6 Replies

Has anyone watch the Scientology Documentary on HBO?? I had no idea Scientology was so f$cked up!!!Continue

Hello From Greenville, NC

Started this discussion. Last reply by kathy: ky May 12, 2015. 11 Replies

Hi, I'm Emily.I just joined AN and wanted to say hi. my husband and I just moved to NC from Upstate NY but we're both originally from KY. We both grew up Catholic and finally let go of believing in…Continue

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kathy: ky replied to ecisco's discussion Hello From Greenville, NC
"Hello Emily, as an atheist from ky l understand your hesitation concerning the treatment of your daughter. I'm old enough to be openly atheist but I have to reign it in where my, elementary school age, granddaughters are concerned. That's…"
May 12, 2015
Grinning Cat replied to ecisco's discussion Kids and God
"To adapt Marie Shear's famous quote about feminism: Good parenting is the radical notion  that children are people."
Apr 18, 2015
Dyslexic's DOG replied to ecisco's discussion Kids and God
"Thanks Idaho,  I may subconsciously glorify it somewhat in retrospect, l but that is a frailty in having a fallible human memory. But, the fact that my children as adults are happy, have good careers, treat us with utmost respect, are well…"
Apr 18, 2015
Idaho Spud replied to ecisco's discussion Kids and God
"Love your parenting stories DD."
Apr 18, 2015
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Apr 18, 2015
Dyslexic's DOG replied to ecisco's discussion Kids and God
"Thanks Grinning, Just giving Emily some ideas to look at. Parenting is different in differing situations and environments, if there is something she finds at least useful, then I've made an achievement. I only wish I had a similar childhood, I…"
Apr 18, 2015
Grinning Cat replied to ecisco's discussion Kids and God
"Thanks, DD, for sharing those stories of great parenting! (If only that kind of education and respect were commonplace!)"
Apr 18, 2015
Dyslexic's DOG replied to ecisco's discussion Kids and God
"Though my son also faced attempted indoctrination. He joined a junior youth group which seemed okay at first, though it was run by an evangelical church pastor. Yet, one night they were playing games in an old squash court when suddenly the lights…"
Apr 17, 2015
Dyslexic's DOG replied to ecisco's discussion Kids and God
"Thanks Patricia, though I think I've worn it out. I still believe the most important thing I contributes was the big Whiteboard at the dining table. I put it up when my daughter was a toddler and she took to it like a duck to water. We all had…"
Apr 17, 2015
Dyslexic's DOG replied to ecisco's discussion Kids and God
"BTW: The other side of this story is my daughter is even bursting many of my long held beliefs, with, sorry dad, you are wrong!  And most of the time she is correct, though in a couple of cases I've found research that made her take it…"
Apr 17, 2015
Dyslexic's DOG replied to ecisco's discussion Kids and God
"I let my children research for themselves and got them to criticise my teachings and the teachings of others with home access to good reference materials like the Oxford or Chambers or on the Web, the ABC in Australia which has a long list of good,…"
Apr 17, 2015
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Loren Miller replied to ecisco's discussion Going Clear
"Frighteningly simple: they start off seemingly reasonable reasonable and bring the woo in only after the victim is deeply invested.  Scientology's biggest problem is the same one all religions have at this point: a combination of…"
Apr 17, 2015
ecisco replied to ecisco's discussion Going Clear
"The abuses blew my mind. How they treat children! Disgusting!! I don't get how people get sucked into it."
Apr 17, 2015
Loren Miller replied to ecisco's discussion Going Clear
"Oh, yeah.  I think I watched it the day it came out.  Sure, I knew about Xenu and all that crap going in.  Where the real education happened was in learning the degree of abuse that some adherents of Scientology have endured as a…"
Apr 17, 2015

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Just moved to Greenville. Looking to meet some people my hubby and I to socialize with. We have a 22 month old daughter and would love to meet some other people with kids too.

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At 10:49am on April 16, 2015, Major G said…

At 9:19pm on April 15, 2015, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:21pm on April 15, 2015, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello ecisco 

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At 4:48am on April 15, 2015, Joseph P said…

I can imagine.  Greenville is borderline rural, isn't it?  There's the university itself, but ECU isn't particularly liberal, as far as universities go, is it?

My sister went there for her nursing classes, but I know almost nothing about it, besides it being one of the country's biggest party schools.  There might be an atheist/secular club through the university, and they might have connections with any other local groups.  I don't know.

We have a bunch of kids that come to the Sunday Assembly thing, which just started in January.  I think that the kid of one of the organizers is 3.  That's way over on the west side of the Triangle, though, as are most of the groups' activities.  Even the near side of the Triangle is pretty freaking far for you to drive, unless it was a major event, like Dawkins stopping off again, for one of his book tours.

At 10:13pm on April 14, 2015, Joseph P said…

Hmm, I'm not sure how active the Greenville group is.  Have you checked out, yet?  There has to be a group somewhere out that way, on Meetup.  I'm not aware of any off-Meetup groups around there.  The Triangle is a bit better populated, and we have some fairly active groups like the Triangle Freethought Society, which is our politically active group that lobbies politicians and puts up billboards and such.




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