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Skiping the annual rant- I hope

September 29th, 2010 at 10:31 am

I just read this lovely post and since she said things so nice and sweet I feel no need to add more.



http://momsmustardseeds.blogspot.com/2010/09/to-santa-or-not...

though it is early, we shall see how the first typical Christmas questions go.

5 Responses to “Skiping the annual rant- I hope”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    It can feel hard to protect your way of life when you have children. From an atheist perspective, I feel inundated with Christian messages, all year round, from friends and media alike. Since Christmas is so huge, I'm glad there's a secular component so we'll be able to celebrate with our kids (though I don't want to raise them to be acquisitive, crazy consumers -- would like to emphasize the spirit of togetherness, helping others, having festive traditions like decorating and cooking, etc.; not just the receiving of gifts).

    So far we haven't gotten a lot of questions from others about how we're raising AA. And of course, she doesn't talk or understand language yet, so we haven't had to explain to her about atheism, agnosticism and different religions. But I'm sure it's coming! At least if we get to England before she gets too big, there won't be as much public exposure to Christianity, so it'll be easier to play it off as a personal choice vs. the national religion (which is what it feels like is implied here in America).

  2. PrincessPerky Says:

    I think the secular part of Christmas is bigger than the Christian part.

    And it has to be frustrating to constantly hear other view points. Though we want our kids to know folk are all different, it is so annoying to have every difference bombarded at us day in and day out.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh yeah, I agree. Ironically, I think I'll have an easier time in my household with mainstream Christmas than you do. But yeah, everything is a minefield of respect for others versus commitment to your own path. Kids must magnify it exponentially.

  4. Moms Mustard Seeds Says:

    Thank you for dropping by. It is always interesting to read comments from other people. I am intrigued by yours and curious about how you fell upon my blog.
    Thanks!

  5. PrincessPerky Says:

    Mom's Mustard Seeds, I followed a link on FB Smile

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