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ladyrainicorn
Growing number of nonreligious children

Link: https://www.psypost.org/2018/09/a-failure-of-parents-to-transmit-religio...

 

My family's Catholic and I was raised on Catholic ideas and beliefs. When I had kids, I decided to raise them without religion. It's not because my parents failed to pass it on though. It's because of the hypocrisy and hate I see everywhere. People willing to burn homes and kill for their "one true god." Pedophile priests who can sleep soundly at night believing their god will forgive them anyway. Brothers killing sisters because they dared to show skin and shamed their god. I still believe in God but I feel no need for a religion.

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Bonsai Girl

I don't see how this is a problem. Religion shouldn't be inherited. It should be researched, understood and willingly and joyfully accepted. I find it hilarious when I see parents pushing their kids to church every Sunday like kids understand why they have to be there. Even more when those kids get to teenage age and go to church only to hang out but their parents are super proud because their children go to church..

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Taryn Boyle

@Bonsi Girl    There can't be a simple answer to this question. There's a saying "What is taught to children is the sole right and responsibility of the parents." I'm not going to debate, here, whether the premises that lead to such an attitude are reasonable --- only that if you hold such an attitude, it would make sense to protect your children from the perceived evils of eternal damnation. We are protected, make anyone protected and remains safe from boorish by following religion subconsciously that we don't feel or imagine.

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Maya

@Taryn Boyle sorry, but this made me laugh out loud. I am a proud mom, and no, my job is not to "protect my children from the perceived evils of eternal damnation". My job is to teach my kids what's right, what's wrong, how to deal with life and how to live it to the fullest. If any of my kids showed interest in any religion, I would do my best to encourage them to explore it and use their own heads to determine if that's right or wrong for them, but there is no way I am going to force my children to believe in something that's not natural to them.

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Taryn Boyle

@Maya... Religious belief is mainly attitudes towards mythological, supernatural, or spiritual aspects of a religion. Religious belief is distinct from religious practice and from religious behaviors – with some believers not practicing religion and some practitioners not believing religion. You have the belief of your religion....right? And you know the best way of practicing the religion what you have. Your children will deviate from your belief only if he/she learns anything better way from you. If you fail to control them that's your lackings. Sometimes willpower forces work and your children will remind you forever saying my mother was right indeed.  

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