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bloodrose wrote

I'm raising a daughter so we really pay attention to the gender roles. I don't think I would want to bring her to a church regardless. I don't want anyone to teach her about hell and make her afraid of some ominous authority figure wanting to hurt her if she behaves in a way other than what that authority has prescribed. I don't use authority as a way to get her to behave. I model kindness and empathy and try to teach her the same. I think teaching a child religion would only teach her an authority paradigm that I don't want her to know.

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noordinaryspider wrote (edited )

Good. One of my sons took up shoplifting and tagging because those assholes put the fear of heaven into him.

I can't say I blame him under the circumstances, which were 9/11/01.

More later.