This sort of bothers me. Religion is interesting. I don't have any intention of forcing religion on my children, but I do want them to be educated about at least several different ones.ss said:Um... Most Christians do believe in the Bible. That's what makes them Christians. And I find it appalling that you would willingly force a religion on your son. What kind of parent are you, to allow your husband to brainwash your poor son into ignoring rational thought and embracing complete fiction?
I went to a Unitarian Universalist youth group all throughout middle and most of high school. Their main thing was to help us work through our issues through a feeling of community AND they were constantly having us research and explore religion, as a whole.
Some of the kids decided they were some religion or another and left. That was sort of the whole idea - helping people "find" themselves and what was right for them.
That group really helped me to understand other people and be able to respect their beliefs...
So... I think that it isn't necessarily a negative thing to raise a child with a belief system, so long as they are also educated in others' beliefs too. If this happens, it won't matter how they were raised, they'll be able to think for themselves.
Also, teaching a child that there is an imaginary being in the sky doesn't sound too damaging when you look at the stuff they imagine all on their own.
I just wanted to throw that out there. Sometimes having too polarized a viewpoint is just as bad as what you're opposite.