Posts Tagged ‘children’

When Believers Do Not Believe

I have come to think people of faith are the most unbelieving bunch. In everyday parenting, there comes situations when I have to question my children on what they have done or not done, said or not said. If they sense that I have any trace of disbelief in their answer, their plea for me…

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Fundamentalism is Boring

Let death be what takes us, not lack of imagination. ~ BJ Miller As I continue to work on my Raising Children Unfundamentalist project, concocting antidotes for the toxicity of bad religion, among the most potent ingredients found in my brew is that of imagination. I have decided that what makes fundamentalism so vile is…

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Inconspicuous Hope

“Whenever I’m approached by an evangelist – by a Christian missionary – I know I’m up against someone so obsessed and narrowly focused that it will do me absolutely no good to try and explain or share my own value system. I never want to be rude to them, of course, but never have any…

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Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist – Part II

This is part 2 of my blog series where I attempt to sort out the complexities of parenting as a Christian with an evolving faith. How do we pass on the good bits of our faith while leaving out the bad? I lay the foundation of the series by addressing the disparity of power between adults…

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Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist – Part I

You could interpret my NEW BLOG SERIES: “Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist” in two ways. It could be read as raising children as an un-fundamentalist parent, aka Christian blogger parent sorts out spiritual baggage online. Or, it could mean raising my children to NOT be fundamentalists, because that would be the best way for them to rebel against…

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