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Why force children into a specific religion?

Dark Angel AKA Hippiegirl 2012/05/31 10:19:20
I was raised Catholic - I am not now a Catholic. I have 4 children (1 deceased)
my eldest daughter chose Catholicism, My youngest chose to be Agnostic and my son is Wiccan - Like me. I believe when they are mature enough to decide let them chose what they want. I had a Boarder from Israel, My Ex Husband was Buddhist. I have exposed them to many cultures and as Americans Born free - they should live free to express themselves and believe as they chose.
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  • ehrhornp 2012/06/01 09:07:17
    ehrhornp
    I agree. Children should not be forced into a specific religion. I think they should be exposed to various religions but one will not get far if a parent tries to insist upon one. I have only l daughter and I think she has turned out to be an atheist like her grandmother. But she is young so further changes may shape her.
  • Rainon 2012/05/31 22:29:59
    Rainon
    +1
    My parents for damn sure tried to force me into believing in the bible.
  • Metaldane 2012/05/31 19:38:24
    Metaldane
    +1
    never understood why myself if i have kids its up to them to decide thats what I did
  • MJ 2012/05/31 12:49:48
    MJ
    +1
    Certainly
  • bob 2012/05/31 12:40:22
    bob
    +1
    agreed
  • i00wattz 2012/05/31 12:29:47
    i00wattz
    who's forcing whom?
  • Dark An... i00wattz 2012/06/01 06:45:27
    Dark Angel AKA Hippiegirl
    parents forcing children
  • tredzwater 2012/05/31 12:02:52
    tredzwater
    +1
    Why? You've already given the answer. If you wait until kids are old enough to think, to really reason logically, you've lost them as far as indoctrination is concerned.

    Some people are able to shed the abusive brainwashing of their religious upbringing but, as SH clearly demonstrates, most can't do that.

    Kudos to you for giving your kids the chance to choose.
  • Daniel 2012/05/31 11:34:02
    Daniel
    It's really simple. If your a parent who believes in the Bible you do as it says and teach your children daily about God. If you're a not you ask silly questions of others.
  • Tony 2012/05/31 11:27:47 (edited)
    Tony
    +1
    i was born catholic,but i find the great black arts interesting,why force children into a religion? let the kids choose....
  • Pam 2012/05/31 10:52:48
    Pam
    +1
    I was pushed into the Catholic faith as well. When I had children, I let them go to any church they wanted or not at all. Neither are religious but are the most moral children I have ever seen. My youngest is also a member of Job's daughters.

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