Log In Sign Up

im torn


Forum: Atheist and Agnostic Parenting

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Atheist and Agnostic Parenting LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
January 5th, 2011, 12:31 PM
*Kiliki*'s Avatar i have absolute power
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: By a Cornfield, Nebraska
Posts: 26,240
so my oldest dd (shes 10 now) got invited to one of her best friends baptisms....its happening on the 16th so i got a while to decide...but what would yall do? let her go? im leaning towards letting her go and it would just be me and her to go...i really dont want helena or elyse to go to something like that yet...cause even elyse at 8 is still very impressionable...raianna i believe she is old enough to go and see this...i think it would also be good for her to see what they do in other religions....
__________________

*Kristy wife to Karl, mom to Raianna(13) Elyse(11) and Helena(6) stepmom to Frankie(16)*
click me!---> Come Join us at Stay At Home Mommies!!! <---click me!
click me!---> Come Join us at Mommy Weightloss and Fitness!!! <---click me!
Request Siggy Here SEE GALLERY HERE Request Banner Siggy Here





Reply With Quote
  #2  
January 5th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 19,171
Send a message via AIM to melkissa2004 Send a message via Yahoo to melkissa2004
I would let her and try to go myself to be available for questions before and after.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
January 5th, 2011, 01:39 PM
MommaJones's Avatar Host of Surrogate Mommies
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 509
Send a message via Yahoo to MommaJones Send a message via Skype™ to MommaJones
I agree. Sheltering her will never allow her to see what else is out there. I feel that I was brought up that way and wish my parents would have let me go to other religious things.

Let her go with you, and let her view it with an open mind. And if she asks questions, you are there to answer.
__________________
Bethany
Mommy to Damon TS to Kyle 10/07 GS for E and R--WE ARE PREGNANT!!
Try 1--Sept 2010 negative Try 2--Jan 2011 negative
Try 3--May 2011-miscarried at 5 weeks
Transfer 4---PREGNANT!!! BFP @ 5.5dp3dt Beta at 11dp3dt was 164.6

Ultrasound showed TWO BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Reply With Quote
  #4  
January 5th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Zanahoria's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 4,418
I agree, let her go and answer any questions afterward.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
January 5th, 2011, 07:45 PM
BusyMom4's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 217
Im with the others, let her go and be available to answer her questions.
__________________


Big thanks to KimberlyD0 for my amazing siggy
Reply With Quote
  #6  
January 8th, 2011, 01:54 AM
Gray Sea's Avatar I love Disneyland
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 2,080
Yep. I agree. I would let her go, and maybe go too.
Let us know what she says or thinks!
__________________



Thank you Tasha_Mae for my spooky siggy
Reply With Quote
  #7  
January 8th, 2011, 10:22 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,300
There is a lot of research that says Athesists and Agnostics are more intelligent and informed than those of other religions. I believe this is because we have been exposed to other beliefs and have the ability to respect them.

If you don't let her go, you are sending the same message that many Christians and other religions send their kids. That all religions, except your own, are bad and should be avoided.

This is a wonderful educational opportunity for your daughter. She will gain some knowledge about organized religion, but more importantly she will learn to treat those different from her with respect.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
January 17th, 2011, 01:44 PM
*Kiliki*'s Avatar i have absolute power
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: By a Cornfield, Nebraska
Posts: 26,240
well after talking to her about what it was and what it stood for (and actually trying to talk her INTO going) she refused LOL she was adamant on not going...so i wasn't going to force her LOL so thats the update on that LOL
__________________

*Kristy wife to Karl, mom to Raianna(13) Elyse(11) and Helena(6) stepmom to Frankie(16)*
click me!---> Come Join us at Stay At Home Mommies!!! <---click me!
click me!---> Come Join us at Mommy Weightloss and Fitness!!! <---click me!
Request Siggy Here SEE GALLERY HERE Request Banner Siggy Here





Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:42 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0