| Originally Posted by carly |
YES! It's way more expensive. And then, even more expensive, is the private catholic schools!
My children will be going to suburbs public schools (hopefully!)
Are you religious?
Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:30 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:01 PM
| Originally Posted by TA Maureen |
Just want to offer a different point of view for those worried about "forcing religion" on your children. If you believe in a certian religion and practice it I don't think exposing your children to that by taking them with you to Church (or wherever you to worship) and having them practice your faith with you is forcing it on them. I can't imagine participating in my religion but not having my children join me in that. When they get older it's up to them but when they are children it's up to me and my personal opinion (just mine) is it's better to expose them to something (whatever something is to you) than nothing. Just thought I'd offer up the other side of that coin for whatever it's worth!
And Morgan I totally agree about Texas. They have so many friggin churches! EVERYWHERE! Only reason I didn't feel left out was b/c I worked childcare in one. But I wasn't attending nor did I believe it. I just worked there.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:26 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:48 PM
| Originally Posted by katrina |
morgan, i'm in the same boat as you. dh and i are happily agnostic and have no intention of even baptizing our kids. but there is a part of me that feels like because of my pure ignorance on religion (i grew up in an agnostic home and i've never gone to church except weddings and funerals) i will already be making my child's decision for them that they will also be agnostic, even though i'm fully open to them making their own choices... but since i have no exposure, nor do i want any, how will my kid get any? yikes i don't know.
I also think that if I never expose my kids to religion they will most likely be non-religious. but, maybe not. I guess they could always find at some point on their own. i just don't want to feel like I'm controlling that experience by doing nothing. but, the more natural thing to me would be to not take them to church, but allow them to go if when they get older they want to go with friends. I'm just unsure about doing it this way.
I will probably baptize my kids to make my mom happy. I have nothing against it. actually when I was 8 I thought it was really fun. you got to go in this secret hallway and get dunked in a tub that was up high above the alter. it was pretty cool at my childhood church. i don't think i've seen a set up like that anywhere else.
I'm really enjoying hearing everyone's experiences. religion can be so touchy, but it's also a complicated subject and it really helps to be able to talk about it with people.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:57 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:50 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:44 PM
I don't mind being exposed to various religions via informative teaching. I actually really love learning about religion despite my agnostic beliefs and have a bunch of books on different religions and took a couple of classes on religion in college.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:23 AM
i like hearing diff peop's beliefs, its interesting, good thread!
Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:32 AM
| Originally Posted by CaboBride2010 |
Oh WOW! In Canada we dont have to pay for either public or catholic school, only private school costs money. That is such a wierd idea to me, but I guess its just because I grew up with it being free. DO you have to pay for just regular public school??
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