All Blog Posts Tagged 'children' (45)

Celebrate Your Kids This Father's Day

It’s Father’s Day, and to all my readers out there fortunate enough to be a dad, enjoy your day of recognition. Savor your specially made breakfast, awkwardly drawn markered portraits on construction paper, and totally needed extra set of screw drivers or packs of batteries. It’s a day of days for you during…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 21, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

A Child Asks About gOD?

What do you do as an atheist when a child asks about gOD?

 

I think authenticity with children is best, just like all people. I see this the same as when a child asks about gay. 

 

What I do is simply say what I think not that it is how everyone else sees things. I am a more extreme atheist then most atheists and I tell them that to. I say I am atheist reject all gods as fake and reject all religions as untrue as well. I say this is only how I see it others are…

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Added by Damien Marie AtHope on June 8, 2015 at 11:26pm — No Comments

The "Obey" imperative demeans both bride and groom.

The "Obey" imperative demeans both bride and groom. Any man who chooses to marry a woman willing obey means he has a wife and their children dependent on him.

If he wants her to stay home with the kids and can afford to earn the necessary amount to maintain a household, then the mother may choose to stay home. If it is an imperative, the relationship suffers. 

If she wishes to stay home with the children, then that meets both partners' needs.

If he can't earn enough to…

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Added by Joan Denoo on June 1, 2015 at 5:10pm — 5 Comments

The result of Home Schooling and Religious Education!

Here is a video showing what religious education and home schooling creates.

Some of you may find this very scary.

Education that emphasises Rational Critical Thinking, should be mandatory for all children.

Regardless of their parent's religion.

Don't you agree?

Added by Dyslexic's DOG on February 20, 2015 at 7:08am — 6 Comments

How Jesus became God on Humanist Hour

Have you ever walked across the ice on a frozen lake and begin to see small cracks form under your feet? The cracks become bigger, making a pretty sound ... until you realize that the ice is not going to hold you and you have to change direction, and really fast or tragedy will occur?

That is what it was like for me when I believed in god and Jesus. I taught and was superintendent of Sunday schools, belonged to and held leadership roles in the women's bible study groups and outreach…

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Added by Joan Denoo on October 31, 2014 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

When Secular Children Fly Solo At Church

This weekend was a personal test for my parenting. As an atheist parent, I am pretty adamant in presenting both sides of an argument and using context when discussing religious belief with my kids. The only confirmation of how fair of a job I am doing is when the kids end up in awkward…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 30, 2014 at 7:56pm — 5 Comments

Unwanted Children at the Border and the Evil Legacy of Catholicism

A major immigrant crisis is brewing along the Mexico-US border where thousands of children are crossing without their parents, fleeing what seems like gang warfare. According to some estimates, nearly 70,000 people have died recently in Mexico as a result of drug-related conflict. While we must not diminish the importance of US foreign…

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Added by Hiram on September 27, 2014 at 2:01pm — 6 Comments

Bible verses religious people don't mention or preach about + art for the verses

Have you all checked out "Awkward Moments Children's Bible" yet? It's an Amazon award-winning book and concept. No, I don't own shares of this book or are related to it's creators but I really, really LOVE the whole concept asnd I often share the illustrations on my Facebook page. I'd like to see the author put the art+verse on the backs of T-shirts (large design so easily read) as I'd proudly wear that in public to get people to think - I'd even purposedly stand in lines and position myself…

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Added by LBGT Atheist/Secular Humanist on July 1, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

The Battle for Zachary’s Brain III: Religion Rears its Ugly and Divisive Head (rev.)

“If God wants us to do a thing he should make his wishes sufficiently clear.  Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him.”

Samuel  Butler

“I cannot believe in a God who has neither humor nor common sense.”

W. Somerset Maugham

Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series will remember that Zach is my 6-year-old stepson (7 this month) whose task of configuring the world – his…

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Added by Alan Perlman on August 10, 2012 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

People.....You Are Killing Your Children

I have heard it said that the Human Race is living at the bottom of an ocean of germs,

bacteria and virus's. The only thing that has allowed us to survive to today is because

our ancient ancestors had evolved an immune system that has the ability to fight off the

majority of these diseases.



But, if the Human Race does not allow the immune system to do its job, we will slowly

lose it and become dependant upon medicine. That is not good.



To retain a good…

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Added by Larry Smith on June 28, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments

Catholic Parents: Oh No! Don't Give Our Children The Gay!

My wife and I both work and we have a two year old kid. This takes up a lot of my time so lots can happen in this world of ours without my noticing it. Like natural disasters, revolutions, whole continents disappearing into the sea and Bill 13, which is making its way through the legislature in…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 12, 2012 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

My Lost Childhood I: Freethought and Skepticism Don't Live Here

(Excerpt from a blog post about my childhood)



M*A*S*H: The Communist Leftist Threat to American Democracy

One evening, I cannot remember how, I was sitting upstairs and the conversation went to television.  Then somehow I ended up…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 21, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

What's it Like Being an Atheist?

 

It’s a lot like being the only sober person in a car full of drunk people,    

and they refuse to pull over and let you drive.

 full on STEAL from:  http://freethoughtblogs.com/bluecollaratheist/…

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Added by Karen Loethen on September 19, 2011 at 11:09pm — 3 Comments

Mom, I'm an Atheist OR Mom, Your Grandchildren are Catholic

What a year I've had!



After having dealt with my wife becoming Catholic (with my blessing) and currently taking part in a community theater production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, my children (ages 8,5, and 11 mo) were baptized into the Roman Catholic Church.



My wife realizes how difficult this is for me. After all, she is one of a handful… Continue

Added by Jeremy Raines on August 5, 2011 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

On Psalm 23

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]





Today I had the grave misfortune of encountering on Hemant Mehta's Friendly Atheist blog a video of a very small, rather unformed human being with not much grasp of her language or the subject matter to which she applies it babbling… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 22, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Children, Atheism and Religion

Copied from my blog at http://liberalatheisthippie.blogspot.com

 

When my son came home a few days ago and announced, "Charlie's* an atheist like me!", I felt my chest tighten.  After a deep breath, we had a short discussion about personal beliefs and why some people might get upset with him if their beliefs are different from his and then I reminded him that he is still learning and suggested he might want to hold off…

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Added by Cara F. on March 8, 2011 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

My Story



Hi, I’m Mark, I am 24 years old, I was born an Atheist like everyone else, but early on in childhood I was introduced to Christianity. I was never baptized or ‘saved’ as they so arrogantly state.

As far back as I can remember my Mother always went to church,…

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Added by Mark Bundy on February 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

California Boy found.....

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/02/01/exp.NG.missingboyfound.hln?hpt=T2

 

     Unfortunately, not alive.  I'm completely outraged over this murder and the mother involved...and with Nancy Grace for telling this 'mother' "all of America is behind you".  Well, no I'm not.  I feel terrible for the little boy and the agonizing death he must have…

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Added by mrs kelligurl on February 2, 2011 at 1:29pm — 2 Comments

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