Ok, I am sorry if this is stupid blog post, but when I have been to parenting groups in the past, or gone on the taxi and asked if I baptised my children, I say no, then every single time they call me a bad parent.
I want to know what i so bad about being a parent that wants her children to grow up and then make their own choices. I do tell my kids that I do not believe in god, I hate the church. I tell my 8 year old that the bible is a good work of fiction and should not be followed like the laws of state and country.
But does that make me a bad parent?
My daughter went to church, because her friend told her "you can't be my friend if you don't go to church and believe in god." so i allowed her to go. then near christmas her friend came over with felicia crying, i asked what was wrong "my friend said there's not a santa" i asked her friend why she ruined christmas for my daughter "because we should celebrate jesus' birthday and give the church presents for jesus, and how does one man go around the world in one day delivering presents to everyone" "I said time zone differences, and reindeer, and christmas magic, how does god and jesus hear all of everyone's prayers?" she didnt have an answer all she said "he's god"
I hate that cop out.
But thats what I get. Felicia's friends father told me I am going to hell. The lady on the taxi told me that my daughter is going to purgatory if she dies at a young age because I chose not to baptize her.
Does this make me a bad parent?