Hi Sara! I always assumed you were a heathen but I don't think it had ever been discussed. I think it was all the "devil baby" references that gave you away. Glad to see you over here.
I don't know how to get this board hopping. The lack of a common spiritual belief isn't exactly the best thing for spawning discussion.
Perhaps I can complain about how my neighbor's baby Jesus is freaking my dogs out when we walk them?
How did I not know this board was here before now?! Nice to see so many of my Oct/Nov 2010 girls here!
I'm Veronica, 32, and I have a 3yr old DD Lily and a 1yr old DS Lucas. I am a single mom right now and actually got divorced just a month after Lucas was born. It was something I had to do for me and my children, and I now have THE most wonderful boyfriend in the entire world and we will be celebrating our 6 mo anniversary in a few days . I find myself on either end of the agnostic/atheist spectrum just depending on what kind of mood I am in. Lately I've been finding myself leaning more and more towards the athiest side though. My bf & I have talked religion a little and he seems to be agnostic for the most part, which was a huge relief to me. I was sure I had found what seemed to be the perfect guy and just knew he was going to be a die-hard Christian or something! I was raised Catholic, but even at a very early age I remember always questioning it, and always getting in trouble for asking those questions! As soon as I moved out to go to college I stopped going to church and very rarely set foot back in one if I don't have to. For awhile I was into Wicca/Paganism, but that didn't really seem to fit either.
Luckily my family is pretty accepting of different beliefs - my grandmother on my dad's side doesn't seem to be religious at all, though I'm not sure where exactly her beliefs lie. One of my aunts on that side had some Pagan beliefs. My mom and her 7 siblings were raised Catholic, but now they range from being VERY strict Christians (not Catholic, but I have no idea what, you know, the kind that insist the Earth is 6,000 yrs old and that evolution is wrong ) to an uncle who is now Jewish b/c of his wife and my cousin who just converted to Muslim for his fiancee. Right after I had my DD I did get a lot of comments from my parents urging me to take her to church, and for some reason my dad was on a mission for awhile to try and convince me to get her baptized. But I have insisted that religion is not a part of my life, nor will I make it a part of my childrens' lives, at least not right now, so they have backed off. I do think that when they are old enough I will try to make sure that my children are exposed to a variety of different religions, as well as my views on why I don't believe any of them. When they are old enough I trust that they will decide what is best for them. I just worry about the ages when they are young and very impressionable. I don't want them believing in a god b/c someone told them they have to. I want them to believe or not believe based on their own observations/experiences/knowledge when they are old enough to make that decision. Luckily my DD hasn't yet started asking questions or even mentioned anything religious to me yet, so I haven't had to deal with it. I do know it's coming though!
Hello! I don't know if any of your remember me , but I pop in here every once in a while. It's true that a lack of belief isn't a great community builder, but sometimes it is great to be able to go somewhere to get away from the god talk every once in a while. Btw, I'm Lauren. I have a 2 and half year old named Isla and I pregnant with my second. I hope 'see' you ladies around more often!
Hi, Ladies! My name is Kim and I have a 25 mo old. Never knew that there was a name for my beliefs (or lack of, depending on who you talk to)
I just find it hard to believe in something (someone) that no one has ever seen and somewhere that I cannot travel to. I never knew I felt this way until after having my son. My husband and his family are all God fearing people and his sister, who I absolutely adore, is always saying things like, "Thank the Lord" or handing me brochures on "proof" like she is trying to convert me OR maybe she's trying to convince herself since she always has these things so readily available in her car. (hhhmmm never thought of that)
PS Hi, Danielle!!
Sorry for being gone for so long. I'll try harder to check in more often. You guys are a lot more open minded then the other Atheist page I'm a part of. Some of them are very militant and just as pushy as the xtians I try to avoid!
Hi my name is Marcy, I have a 8 year old DD, 4 year old DS. Three step children ages 18,13,and 11. I am 31 my DH and are both Atheists. We are huge science nerds and like DBassett there is no room for god in science. I am currently studying to be a nurse. Hope this board gets up and busy I used to come here 4-5 years ago when I was preggo with my DS under a different screen name...I couldn't remember what it was...LOL