Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch, like me. Morality was ever a public discussion resulting in a consensus of sorts. Indoctrination of children is a moral dereliction in this day and age. During this time period I was born with cerebral palsy I was 22 at the time and just graduated from community. I phrased it to mine a little differently, more along the lines… Life has absolutely no inherent meaning. For this evening, families gather together weekly on a designated day usually Monday in their homes to share music, lessons, scripture, stories, fun activities, and prayer, with the goal of strengthening their relationships.
I was raised Catholic and formally withdrew from the religion shortly before Confirmation. It is only when they are indoctrinated in: Shinto, Hinduism, Mohammedanism, Catholicism etc. All topics related to atheism, agnosticism and secular living are welcome. Those god-delusions can talk to your conscious mind and give you plausible answers on anything — providing you shut down the rational parts of your brain, go for warm fuzzy feelings, and ignore outside evidence! I was and still am a very confused person about where i belong, and the truth is i don't belong anywhere. I don't think you can prove the existence of a God, and I think you get yourself into all kinds of absurd tangles when you try. I say that it is often a disadvantage to be raised in the midst of a Christian family, in a good lively church several times a week.
Paul explains what that nurture looks like—it is helping your children understand the ways training and words instruction of life with Christ. Looking at the results is another. Now I'm getting married on Saturday to the girl of my dreams that is also from a very religious home. It is entirely the realisation that our children by not being clones of our own mindset get. Buddhist meditators and Franciscan nuns with normal brain function have shown that people can learn to minimize the functioning of the right side of their brains to increase their spiritual connections during meditation and prayer.
But my heart has not been right with God. Funerals, weddings, circumcisions, sweet sixteen parties, baptisms, christmas, ayeed, childbirth, Ramadan, engagements, graduations, etc. As ever, I am never hopeful of a deconversion via polite chat. Some parents also accepted that sex was an awkward topic, although they generally felt that young people were more awkward talking about it than they were. That figure entered the double digits when a 2012 study showed that 11% of people born after 1970 said they had been raised in secular homes. Those who have only been indoctrinated in one religion to the exclusion of wider knowledge, are certainly handicapped in their acquisition of knowledge, reasoning skills, and objective learning capabilities.
Being honest about it is the key. Human beings have opinions on the world with or without religions. Johns school just up the road, touted as the best school in the area. They heard the sermons of their father, Eli. Nearly four-in-ten people raised by a Catholic mother and a Protestant father 38% now identify with Catholicism, compared with just 14% among those with a Catholic father and a Protestant mother.
Many of them are self contradictory or refuted by scientific evidence, that claims are untrue, or documents are fakes which do not match claimed dates of writing. You seem to be saying that Science is falsehood built on falsehood. Without anybody forcing me, I shall add. Will that be your experience, or will you continue as you are, and be given up by God, and in the end be cast into Hell fire? What does any of this diatribe have to do with atheists, aside from your misplaced personal issues regarding it? I live in a small-unincorporated town in upper Northeast Tennessee. It was a very abusive relationship. Since I just told them I was an atheist on sunday, it remains to be seen what they do, but I think they're sad for me, that I can't experience god like they can. I was in a real bad relationship and things wasn't healthy.
Years later I came upon a church that opened its arms to me excepted me for who I was and loved me till I could. I was startled by a voice as clear as if it had been someone sitting next to me. Mind you, I am aware that many people who belong to Christian communities give little thought to the doctrines of their church and regard Christianity only as the set of social conventions by which their community is organized. I have chosen a rather dramatic illustration. Some parents may have a religious objection to beef on the menu and I expect there are other food issues in religions but they should not be catered pun to any more than those who have religious issues with the teaching of science. This went on for about 6 years.
Read before posting: 1 -. I wanted to be ugly and tried to dress that way. The only exception would be when they use Christianity to judge other people, like homosexuals. To put it short: I had it pretty easy. Roughly six-in-ten people who were raised exclusively by Catholics now identify with Catholicism, including 62% of those who were raised by two Catholic parents and 58% of those raised by a single parent who was Catholic. Some of you have never felt lonely.