Im an athiest and me and Chris have been discussing our children lately since we both have very different beliefs. He asked me if one of them asked me to go to church would i go even though its not my beliefs. I personally would if they were under 13 and asked me too. I would explain to them that its not my beliefs but i wouldnt not go...now when their older and can understand more, i think i would choose not too.
Sorry, I know it said non-christians but just wanted to say if my child wanted me to take them to a place like a mosque or a temple of a different religion, I wouldnt have a problem with that. Actually, I went to the local mosque a few times with my Catholic school. My school and my church put an emphasis on tolerance when it comes to other beliefs, and I think learning about other religions is important for this. There are so many misconceptions about every belief system, whether you are Christian, or an Atheist or Muslim or whatever. Whenever I go somewhere like a mosque or temple, I have always found the people thre to be very welcoming and accepting, its a nice environment to be in, even though it is not what I personally believe.
I wouldn't go.
I would explain to them that we have different beliefs & that my beliefs would get in the way of him trying to learn about this certain religion, i would make sure they understand that them believing is not wrong & that mommy doesnt love them any less because of it, if they really wanted to learn about it id do everything in my power to help them with it. I would drop them off, or have someone take them, or enroll them into Sunday school, something that doesnt involve me being there, but i dont think it would happen because thinking about it, what little kid really cares or knows about religion if they haven't grown up around it?
Yes. Although I cannot imagine this spontaneously happening. Children learn about religion from their family. Why would a child randomly want to attend a church? Unless their friend is going. Which is a whole other thing. Also, it would depend. There are churches that spread bigotry to the point where I think it is just pure evil. I wouldnt go to a church I didnt feel held the same moral beliefs that I do, and I wouldnt allow my child to go. And I dont see anything wrong with that.
just have him go with the kids. and i dont like church at all, even though im a christian. i think it poisons a kids mind into thinking every little sin they do is gonna get them sent to hell.....so if it were me, id make it the kids decision on whether or not theyd like to go get their poisoned. to me, reading the bible and having ur own experience is better is better than forcing it on a kid
i really wouldnt want to go, at all. and would personally do all i could to not end up going there. imagine being the only athiest at church...its like being the only chrsitian at a satanic metal concert...wont really go down well at all i dont think. i would ask them if they could eave mummy out of it and perhaps take dad. or if dad doesnt beleive i'd get a trusted older freind to take them
Well even if you don't have the same beliefs you should support theirs. I would go just to see exactly what they are preaching to begin with and if it is at least within my morals and they aren't doing anything sick or psycho I would continue to let them go.
i am agnostic(dont believe in anything and dont care) and i would so no. Because i want my child to learn to stick up for there own beliefs on their own
Are you sure you'd really want to go to a sacred location where you could actually be intimidated?
I dont think the definition of Agnostic is dont know, dont care
What kid ever wants to go to church?