Over and over again, my experience with people of all ages and religions says you are wrong. So wrong. My Christian upbringing didn't teach me anything about the real world. So fuck off.
11/25/2007 1:13:11 PM
I don't see how children CAN consider any other choices when people like this force something on their child
11/25/2007 1:17:00 PM
How do you know your god's way? Does he speak to you regularly? Or do you get it from your ancient book of dubious authorship?
From what nether region did you pull this out of?
11/25/2007 1:18:54 PM
As a Christian you don't actually believe people make choices, do you? That would mean that sometimes you can do things that aren't predetermined by a book.
11/25/2007 1:24:58 PM
Fail. They make their "own" decisions for Christ - FAIL.
11/25/2007 1:31:05 PM
"child rearing" =/= "people of excellence"
11/25/2007 1:32:35 PM
Raising children with a strict fundamentalist perspective, whether it be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc., has a nasty tendency of turning them into social cripples.
They become adults incapable of tolerating anyone else's point of view, seeing no validity in any view but their own.
Kind of like you, Floating Axe.
11/25/2007 1:38:53 PM
Something tells me you were raised in an uber-Christian household.
11/25/2007 1:38:57 PM
Boo self reliance. Hooray Jesus!
11/25/2007 2:17:23 PM
I'm really not getting it. Are some of these fundies closet masochists? Why else would you want a god who can utterly humiliate you because he knows all your unpleasant little secrets? Why would you be happy about that, unless you enjoy being shamed?
11/25/2007 2:22:45 PM
I am very, very familiar with Christian upbringing and the values it bestows. Foremost -- when it's successful -- is the value of spending you entire life without once using your own mind. Christian upbringing is an immense pile of doo-doo.
11/25/2007 2:23:38 PM
Tell it to Mary Kay Letourneau, Randall Terry's children, the daughter of one of the PK, etc..............
11/25/2007 2:29:29 PM
So you want all children to grow up to be braindead fundie sheep, unable to think for themselves like..YOU.
11/25/2007 3:02:05 PM
As someone who was brought up the way you prescribed...
11/25/2007 5:30:13 PM
Children of Christian homes make their own decisions for Christ.
A while back the Southern Baptist convention was moaning that 80% of kids raised in their churches leave, never to come back, once they get to college age. One of you is lying.
11/25/2007 5:41:20 PM
"make their own decisions"
There's the jump...
and he lands a perfect 180!
11/25/2007 6:45:11 PM
"An open mind is like a fort with its gates unbarred and unguarded."
11/25/2007 6:58:51 PM
I was raised by christian parents. Good people too. And yet, here I am, an atheist.
11/25/2007 10:27:45 PM
and us children of secular homes make our own choices for ourselves.
11/25/2007 11:23:36 PM
.... "doing it god's way"? isn't that what they call the missionary position too?
11/26/2007 1:54:17 AM
While I can at least credit him with teh fact that most of the people I know who were raised Christian ended up doing pretty good for themselves, I think his argument breaks down when you look at the fact that almost all of them discarded their faith at about the age of 12 once they realized it was ridiculous.
11/26/2007 7:04:46 AM
Doing it God's way brings much success in child rearing. They become people of excellence!
Why do I think he doesn't mean teaching them "love thy neighbor as thyself"?
11/26/2007 4:19:46 PM
Even good parents can have bad kids. Same goes for good Christian parents.
Also, just because you're exposed to Christianity early on in life doesn't mean you'll stick with it. I know people who stopped going to church the moment they left Mommy & Daddy's.
11/26/2007 6:23:46 PM
There is no salvation or value in any other choices!
Of course, there is no salvation in your choice either, since salvation as you understand it is a delusion wrought upon your mind by the indoctrination by your parents and the various dogmas of your church.
11/27/2007 5:33:38 AM
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