The Problem with Grooming Kids Into Your Religious Faith

TheraminTrees shows us that if we treated other subjects the same way we treat religion, indoctrinating our kids into our way of thinking from the moment they’re born, it’d rightfully be considered wrong. Possibly abusive.

So why is the practice so accepted when it comes to religious mythology?


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My Son Asked Me: Does the President Have to Be Religious?

After hearing multiple references to God during this week’s speeches at the Democratic National Convention, my son asked me if being religious was a requirement to be President. I want to tell him no… but even I know that’s not exactly true.


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Gibraltar Court Rules That Catholic Mother Can’t Baptize Son Without Atheist Father’s Approval

It’s always tough to figure out how to raise a children when the parents are separated and have different religious beliefs. For a couple in Gibraltar, the conflict involved a Roman Catholic mother and an atheist father. They agreed to expose the child to their respective beliefs and leave it at that. But the mother recently arranged to get her son baptized¬†without consulting the father. Now what? It’s a question that the Supreme Court had to decide.


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Why Is Grandma Talking To Her Food? How to Explain Prayer to Children

David McAfee, the author of several books about faith and atheism, has teamed up with writer and illustrator Chuck Harrison for a new project introducing religion to children.

The Book of Gods offers an objective take on what people believe and why they believe it.


In the excerpt below, the authors explain prayer to kids who might not be familiar with the concept:

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A New Book Explores How Non-Religious Parents Are Filling the Faith Gap

For years now, Katherine Ozment has been exploring how the ever-growing segment of non-religious parents raise their children. They’re not all atheists, but they have to grapple with the Big Questions about life and death and belonging, all without supernatural faith. She wrote a magazine article about it a few years ago, and she has now written a full-length examination into the topic.

Her new book is called Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age (Harper Wave, 2016).


In the excerpt below, Ozment talks about how she realized the importance of teaching religious literacy to her oldest child, even when she wasn’t raising her in a particular faith.

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