Here’s a very positive article by Yonat Shimron of The News & Observer in Raleigh, NC about atheist parents gathering together each week to share wisdom and ideas on how to raise children.
These parents know what it’s like to fumble for the right answer to questions such as “Why don’t we go to church?” and “Is God real?” and they want to share their responses with like-minded parents.
For example, when 6-year-old Evan Spiering announced one day that “God created the world,” his father, Todd Spiering, answered, “Grandpa believes that. Some people believe other things.”
Spiering, 31, a self-employed carpenter who hosted the gathering Sunday, said he wants his three children to question and probe.
“We don’t have to act like we have it all figured out,” Spiering said. “I’m more comfortable not knowing.”
Raleigh is one of the most active atheist parenting groups in the country, but according to Dale McGowan (who wrote the book Parenting Beyond Belief), there are at least 32 similar groups nationwide!
We’re growing…! (I await the news of atheist octuplets.)
(Thanks to Rebecca for the link!)