Venting: Mother AGAINST Christian Moms

Elizabeth - posted on 08/01/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am so sick of everyone trying to force Christian beliefs onto me. Children can be raised properly without religion, just like children who are raised with religion can turn out to be awful murderers.


Denikka - posted on 08/01/2012




I agree with you. Being raised with or without religion doesn't mean you will turn out one way or another.

That being said, I know here, many mothers, when responding to a post, will respond with religious advice because that's where their parenting style comes from. Just like if someone had been reading Dr. Sears and thought he was the last word on parenting. They would respond using his point of view.

I'm not saying I like it. I'm not Christian, I'm Pagan, and it sometimes irritates me too. But I try to be understanding. Just like with any advice, I sift through, take what I need and ignore the rest.

If it's people in your life, you may need to decide how much you're willing to take. You may need to talk to family members or friends and ask them to keep their religious views to themselves. If it's people on the outside (like JW going door to door) just be firm and say I'm not interested, and close the door.

I know it can be hard if it's people in your life. Being Pagan, I've often wanted to ask my Christian relative who want to pray for me, how they would feel if I did a ritual for them. Same feeling. Unwanted religious energies, if nothing else. But I try to look at the spirit in which it was said. If they want to pray for my good health or well being, I'm glad they're thinking about me. If they want to pray for me to stop my heathen ways and find their God. Well. . .I'm usually not very happy about that and tend to get a bit hostile from that point on.

It's hard to have someone who wants and pushes what they think is best for you, even though you know that it's NOT what's best for you. Just focus on whether or not what they're doing is best for YOU (and be appreciative for that much at least) or what's best for THEM (then tell them to back off)
Good luck :)

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