Originally Posted by narpet
Don't worry… you can't upset me with a valid discussion
Sorry, but my children are 9 and 6… far to young to be making very adult decisions, like the belief in God. You may disagree, but that's your choice and you can raise your children any way you want. I will raise them the way I believe is right, and the way that God wants me to raise them… then when they are 18 they can choose to follow the path I have set before them, or not… and I will respect that.
That's what my parents did… and (this is a long story, but I'll try to keep it brief)… when I reached the age of 18 I chose to abandon that faith that was taught to me. I became a heavy drug user (in the name of enlightening myself… in other words I didn't do drugs strictly for recreation). I lived a liberal, "do what you want" life… it almost killed me (literally). When all of that was over, and I had time to re-evaluate where I was in life, I had my parents' (and thus, the bible's) teachings to fall back on. If I had not had that, I would have continued to spiral… and I WOULD be dead today. Guaranteed.
Children who don't have a strong moral basis to fall back on risk a greater chance of never coming back from addictions, and destructive behavior. You can dispute that if you like… but I have studied it extensively (remember my first profession was psychology), and I see it in young adults all the time.
I'm not going to read the books because I have wayyy too much other fantasy to read that isn't written by a writer with a definite, outspoken agenda toward God (I don't care about religion… just God).
Once again… just my opinion