Written by: Ruby Claire. What is God trying to teach me? In her loving pressure on Sunday mornings I can hear fear. I can hear loss. She is terrified that her baby girl may very well live out eternity in the fiery pits of hell. She tries, to no avail, to bring her back to church.
‘He’s Catholic, I’m atheist. How do we raise our kids?’
Rabbi, I am not asking for a sermon—I get enough of them from my parents. I am asking for an explanation. I am seriously dating a girl who is everything I ever dreamed of. She is smart, pretty, funny. My grandmother is beside herself.
I’m a christian, dating an atheist who thinks faith in. She arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept.
Hi everyone, my name is Linda, I’m 55 years old and I have 4 children 3 girls and 1 boy. The boy is the 3rd and he’s 27 and he works as a PC programmer.. I raised my kids in a very religious manner 2 of my daughters are married with kids to 2 great religious gentlemen and my younger one is dating a boy from church but my 3rd one is dating a girl who says she doesn’t believe in any of that.
I’m really concerned that she influences my son and he starts having all those crazy ideas that she has. She’s a beautiful and appears to be a sweet girl but she’s Atheist and that goes against our family values and morals.. I don’t really want my son to see her any longer I have talked to him but he won’t listen and last night he got really angry and told me that he doesn’t want to hear about it any more or I won’t see him again if I try to bring that up one more time.
I don’t understand what’s wrong with him there are so many beautiful and sweet girls at church and he had to choose someone like her. I can’t believe it. Like i said..
When believers marry atheists
They have been married for two and half years but have known each other since Peyer is a church-attending Lutheran, and Bixby is an atheist. Leah Nash for NPR hide caption. Maria Peyer and Mike Bixby are one of those couples who just seem made for each other. They hold hands when they sit and talk.
Parents sometimes struggle when a child is a non-believer. Photo illustration by Dale Klaus. My year-old daughter loves staring at the stars.
As I sat in church looking at my eldest son Charlie standing before the gold altar, clutching a candle at his Holy Communion, I let the priest’s words wash over me. I glanced at my husband Dominic, who was beaming at the priest and Charlie. Could he not see that it was ridiculous? At eight years old, Charlie’s life should be carefree and revolve around sport, sleepovers, friends and fun … not heavyweight pledges about religion. But I buttoned my lip — it wasn’t the first time Dominic and I had had this debate.
The idea that a celibate priest should advise us on marriage seemed laughable. Credit: Stocksy.
Why Are My Non-Religious Parents Against My Marrying a Non-Jew?
Dear Dawn : You wrote previously about a couple where one partner is Jewish and the other claims to be an atheist. My boyfriend is a true atheist and dislikes all religion. I was raised Reform and believe in God. I want the joy of raising Jewish children.
The young, educated Brooklynite tweaks his sardonic bow tie and gently tugs the laces of his newly polished Oxfords. He spent the afternoon picking out just the right flowers for the mother of his young, educated girlfriend—tonight’s the night he’ll ask her to be his gal for life. He’s got a kick in his step as he strides up the walk to her Staten Island home. The door opens to shouts of greetings and mom-ish kisses and surprisingly pushy offers of food and drink. They nosh, they gab, and things are grand—that is, until they sit down for dinner.
Over bowls of matzo balls, dear Dad-To-Be brings up metaphysics, as one often does over soup. Suddenly, the room is silent, much silenter than a Jewish household in the New York suburbs was ever meant to be. Bubbe isn’t even singing softly to herself anymore. A gray light falls over the room, which is odd, because it’s only 5 pm. If only our young Brooklynite were Jewish, he might have made a mental comparison to a room where people are sitting Shiva, or maybe a Bar Mitzvah luncheon after the lox have run out.
Needless to say, this doesn’t bode well for future vacations with happy in-laws.
My boyfriend is an atheist and I’m a believer
When I was a kid, my mother and I joined a very large “non-denominational” Christian Church, one of the earliest versions of the Mega Churches that exist today. It was a very happy place. I was in the children’s choir, the community was lovely, and we sang from a song book with drawings of long-haired hippies.
But the atheist still had “warm” feelings for his church. My boyfriend is a true atheist and dislikes all religion. He doesn’t have any warm.
A bit like they say about religion being like a penis. So as Una, now 12, has increasingly embraced religion, things have got progressively weird for us. We chose our local C of E primary because we liked it better than the non-faith schools and I would never send her to a Catholic school. We liked it because it had an olde-worlde village school feel, and because they had music lessons which we thought was important.
Only we did. Ian and I worried about religious indoctrination of our four-year-old but knew we would counter it with our own views, and both of us had been to C of E schools as children and survived the experience sans faith.
Discrimination against atheists
We now living with his wife. Read the answer i believe. There are atheists.
She has agreed to let my son raise the kids Catholic if they got married, but she A: Your concerns about your son marrying an agnostic show your great love and concern for him. “Ask a Priest: What If Parents Forbid You to Date Someone?
I never dreamed of having a big wedding, or even any wedding at all. When I met my now husband, he agreed that he would be happy eloping. But when the time came and we were getting married it became clear that the event was not for us but for our families — for each of us to introduce the people who had shaped our lives to our new spouse and for our families to get to know this new person. This ritual seemed especially important in light of the fact that we come from such different cultures.
My husband is a Kurdish Turk, raised Muslim. In the end, we had three weddings. The results went from utterly unrelatable to downright racist. Not one of the articles described the easy nature of the mixed relationship I share with my partner. It went on like that for pages of search results. It hurt me to think that my friends and family might find themselves reading these very same articles and wonder about my new spouse.
Chad was an atheist, but had an existential crisis.
I knew from the age of eight that I wanted to study history at Cambridge and become a historian. My identity lay in academic achievement, and my secular humanism was based on self-evident truths. There, I attended three guest lectures by world-class philosopher and atheist public intellectual, Peter Singer.
By Cecily Kellogg for YourTango. When I was a kid, my mother and I joined a very large “non-denominational” Christian Church, one of the.
Seesaw, for five years I, a Jewish woman, dated a Christian man. At least my Christian ex understood why religion matters to me; my atheist boyfriend just will never get it. I just found out that my Christian ex broke up with his girlfriend and part of me thinks maybe my life would be better if we got back together, got married and started a family. No two people approach faith or politics, or family, or psychology, or anything else in precisely the same manner. So, on some level, we all have to evaluate relationships the very same way: by asking ourselves how well we respect our differences.
How respected do you feel by your current love, when it comes to these matters? Do you think he sees your faith as valid? Is that the case here?
“Ask a Priest: Should my son be marrying an agnostic?”
The number of people who do not believe in any god has been on the rise in recent decades.
All my ideas and hopes of leading him to Jesus weren’t realistic. He didn’t want to talk about church or Jesus, and conversations always turned uncomfortable.
This type of behavior may even push him away even more. Instead, attempt to invest in your relationship with your son long-term. Let him know that you are his loving mother who cares about him deeply and believes in his strengths and abilities. Give him strength, hope, and lead by example. Thank you for sending us your question. I am sorry to read about this difficult challenge that you are facing.
I ask Allah to help you and your son cultivate a strong and healthy relationship based on mutual respect and empathy. After reading your message, the first question that came to my mind is what does your son believe in and how does he identify himself? Is he Muslim or not?
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This week I had the opportunity to be on the radio program Cross Defense with Rev. We discussed the common atheist claim that believing in God is evidentially the same as believing in Santa, why that claim offers a great opportunity to talk to your kids about the evidence for God at Christmas, whether Christians should include Santa in their Christmas celebrations, and how to keep your kids focused on Jesus this time of year.
The percent of atheists in America is quickly rising, and those atheists are often quite vocal about their rejection of religion. Our kids are more likely to hear faith challenges from atheists than from any other group.
The son of a famous pastor, Bart Campolo is now a rising star of atheism the bicycle that day,” Campolo says, “the supernaturalism in my faith was dialed If you think that’s an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn.
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My super religious uncle told me I shouldn’t date my GF at the time because she wasn’t christian and would lead me away from the church. With that being said, even if you became religious in the future, you’d still bear other beliefs with respect. No, lobotomy would make things much worse. Lobotomized people lose their inhibitions, so she’d have no fear saying some of the shittiest things. My favorite part about this trope in general is that they realize how weak either their skill at persuasion or their core message is.