Religious parents??

lzbncrckhead lzbncrckhead
Should a parent force a religion on their kids even after they are grown up?

would you allow your parents to interfere with how you raise your children?
07/04/2011
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AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Quote:
Originally posted by lzbncrckhead
Should a parent force a religion on their kids even after they are grown up?

would you allow your parents to interfere with how you raise your children?
We are trying very hard to raise our kids with open minds to all religions. However, I'm sure it's probably hard as a parent not to butt into your kids lives even after they are grown. My parents know that correcting or trying to interfere with our parental guidance is not acceptable, that still doesn't keep my Mom from "suggesting" alternate ways of doing things!! Hahahaha
07/04/2011
married with children married with children
I feel that after your kids are 18, they are adults and you need to treat them as such. You have 18 years to try to raise them right, after that you just have to sit back and watch them live their lives. And hope that you did a good job as a parent.
07/05/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Aye, but parenting doesn't stop at 18. It's a life-long thing.

On the whole, I believe it's best that you should allow your kids to have a broad perspective on religion, and not force just one on them. Sure, raise them according to your religion all you want, but force them?
07/05/2011
ToyBoy ToyBoy
I was raised Buddhist/Cristian (my parents religion is really complicated, so I'm not gonna try to explain it, mainly cause I barely get it. Let's just call it spiritual), but it was never forced. My mom listed to spiritual music when I was in the car when I was around 3. When I was growing up, I got blessed every 6 months, but I thought it was stupid and made it clear to my parents, but did it to make my mom happy. When I was around 14 I made it clear I was an atheist and despised organized religion (stemmed from going to Catholic high school and thinking how ridiculous it was), and my mom could care less. Every time someone would say something that is somewhat religious, I would just scream "bleep." I am open minded, so I plan on telling my children what I believe and why, and letting them choose what they believe and accept it.
07/05/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i grew up in a forced religious household and it is still forced upon me whenever i visit home. needless to say, it didn't work
07/07/2011
brittany8612 brittany8612
Quote:
Originally posted by lzbncrckhead
Should a parent force a religion on their kids even after they are grown up?

would you allow your parents to interfere with how you raise your children?
no fucking way on both sides
07/10/2011
yrnw yrnw
I don't think parents should force religion, no.
But I certainly don't think it hurts for a parent's religious views to influence their teachings; however, I think it's important to teach acceptance of other views, too.
07/10/2011
Nacht Stern Nacht Stern
Should a parent force a religion on their kids even after they are grown up?
- No, I wish they would stop forcing their views on me. I am above the legal adult age.

Would you allow your parents to interfere with how you raise your children?
- I am not going to have kids, but by some freak chance I do, I would not let them.
07/12/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Haha, no. I will listen to my parents advice, but it's still my personal faith. Same goes for any future children, they'll get support, and they won't be pushed to believe in anything that doesn't work for them
07/12/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by lzbncrckhead
Should a parent force a religion on their kids even after they are grown up?

would you allow your parents to interfere with how you raise your children?
Nope and Nope.

I'm an adult. If and which religion I choose to practice is MY business.

Raising my children is my and my husband's business. My parents have NO say in any of these choices.

I live my OWN life. My parents had their chance to make their own choices, and it's my turn to make my choices.

They have NO say in my religious or child rearing decisions and choices.

I'm an adult. The best way to prove to your parents that you ARE an adult is to pave your own way in life; and that includes raising your OWN children and deciding on what religion, if any you will practice.
07/12/2012
Billie Bones Billie Bones
I might be on the extreme end of this issue but when I was a teenager my mom had me exorcised for being queer. Because of that I couldn't have a relationship with her until a few years ago and I still don't trust her with a lot of things. So by forcing her religion on me my mother made me hate her and the church for the better part of my adolescence and early adult life. I don't hate either of them anymore but I'm still pretty cautious. If I ever have kids my mom is not going to talk to them about religion if she wants them in her life.
07/14/2012
snowyslut snowyslut
Quote:
Originally posted by lzbncrckhead
Should a parent force a religion on their kids even after they are grown up?

would you allow your parents to interfere with how you raise your children?
No, and no.

I think religion/spirituality should be a person's own choice from childhood, but I wouldn't want an adult forcing their ideas on another adult.

My kids, if I have them, will not be subject to my parents' religious views. In fact, I will keep them as far from the Catholic church as possible... it was nothing but trouble when I was growing up in those churches and schools, and I am unwilling to let my parents do that to my kids too.
07/15/2012
BlackCrescent BlackCrescent
Religion is a family heirloom.
The way I see it is children are brainwashed when they're young and consequentially inherit absurd beliefs (like noahs ark) from their parents.

Parents SHOULD NOT impose their religious values on their children
once they are grown up, nor try to control the way they raise their children.

All too often adults teach children WHAT to think instead of teaching them HOW to think. I would completely cut off family if they tried to impose their religious values on me or my future children, even my own mother.
08/21/2012
mpfm mpfm
Once a child is an adult, they should be in control of their lives (religious and otherwise.) At that point a parents job is to give advice when asked and stay out of the rest.
08/21/2012
satinlady550 satinlady550
Quote:
Originally posted by lzbncrckhead
Should a parent force a religion on their kids even after they are grown up?

would you allow your parents to interfere with how you raise your children?
No one should be forced to be religious. Raised in a Catholic family I firmly believe that reglion is a choice and being forced to believe a certain way is wrong. We have to find our faith and belief system on our own.
08/22/2012
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