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  1. We try to cover/fill in the space created by the creator with whatever we feel/think is will answer or satisfy us. It is very clearly written in the Bible that one of the names of Satan is the Deceiver and the Angle of Light.Feel sorry for those parents and people who try to keep the the Loving God out of their lives.

  2. Okay… a few things here.

    I will say that growing up with religion and having a lot of your friends and family as Christians does bring a certain pressure to one who isn’t, necessarily, ready to accept God as truth, such as myself. However, over the big picture, I don’t think there is a great pressure “to believe in God.” I will agree it is the opposite in our society today.

    As I said before, I’m not necessarily ready to accept God, but I’ve also not given up on the possibility that one does exist. In saying that, I am one who questions a lot and will probably not believe anything anyone just tells me without my own long thought, discussion, and research. I think this should be the norm for everyone, including Atheists.

    What’s kind of funny, is this article sounds, to me, like it’s their own little “religion” if you will. I think this program is more similar to Christian Sunday School than you think. I do have a problem with this “Atheist Sunday School” thing, however, it may be a little different than some.

    The problem I have with this and with even regular Christian Sunday School is the fact that in each one, for the most part, our children are just told what to believe. As kids do, they take it as truth and go on about their lives. I think too often these kids grow up without even believing in the possiblity of something else (closed minded if you will). People stop questioning this, that, and the other thing and this is where the problem comes in.

    I understand that having programs for children is a good thing and it helps with their ability to grow and socialize and what not and that’s all well and good, but I don’t think we should ever force anything on our children in such a way that they are afraid to question it.

    Kids are gonna be raised, usually, how their parents were raised and I don’t have a problem with that. The problem comes when all this stuff has been beaten into our kids heads from the getgo and they eventially just “accept” it as truth, but don’t really “believe” it as truth. We as parents don’t really ever give our kids the opportunity to question it and choose for themselves. Thus, walking blindly into whereever they walk and never being able to tell someone why they believe what they believe because they don’t really know. Maybe it’s because, as adults, we’ve already “accepted” whatever or maybe we found “this” or “that” to be true already so since we are good, we think that our kids should just believe whatever we do.

    We, as adults, need to give our children the opportunity to find out for themselves what it is that they want to believe. Sure, I think, we can raise ’em however, put ’em in Christian Sunday School or the local recreation program or just have a family barbecue out in the back yard… Whatever, it doesn’t matter! We just need to stop getting so upset when they question what we believe or if they decide to believe in something different than us, which I think more often than not, we do.

    I’m done for now……

    Troy

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