Absolute values + Tell My Ex That Our Son Is An Atheist? + Christian graffiti

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Ex-Christian: Judeo-Christian Absolute Values
http://new.exchristian.net/2017/12/judeo...alues.html

EXCERPT: . . . In essence: The guest commentator described himself as “Christian, fundamentalist in faith, with conservative values,” and is very upset, most likely as a result of believing those “war on Christianity” fear tactics his fundamentalist leaders have been propagating for decades.

[...] Yes, our country had prayers in public schools, and bible readings, too. This was wrong, since the first amendment disallows government favoritism of any religion. There's one good reason for this. Whenever political power is wed with religion, there is repression and inequality. (Notice: those Christian protesters do not endorse Islamic, Judaic, or Buddhist scriptural readings and prayers in our public schools, or their symbols on taxpayer paid properties. This would also be unconstitutional.)

If we learn anything, it should be that displaying religious symbols, saying public prayers, and preaching, do not make us moral. We don't really need scriptures and churches to be kind, caring, compassionate, non-judgmental and ethical. And if religious spokesmen did their moral duties, there would have been no KKK, slavery, lynchings, denials of human rights, the right to vote, no beatings of gays, etc., in our history. Those, unfortunately, took place all the while prayers were said in school. [...] I'm beginning to understand the fears of the Christian and Islamic fundamentalists. Societies are changing. Diversity is good, but diversity is a threat to any deeply-held traditional values....

MORE: http://new.exchristian.net/2017/12/judeo...alues.html



Godless Mommy: Should I Tell My Ex That Our Son Is An Atheist?
http://godlessmom.com/ask-mommy-tell-ex-son-atheist/

EXCERPT: On this blog, I’ve been pretty repetitive about inter-faith relationships. I have said again and again that it’s easy to fall for someone with a deep faith or even someone who believes but doesn’t take it so seriously. It’s easy because there are beautiful, kind, intelligent and funny religious people out there that anyone would be lucky to have by their side. Where I always encourage caution, though, is how the future might play out, especially if you have kids together. You have to ask yourself these questions:

* Is there a chance that having a child will cause my significant other to take their faith more seriously?
* Will we be able to agree on how our child is raised, ie. faith school? regular church? baptisms?
* What would our co-parenting look like if we broke up?
* Is there a chance that your significant other could use your lack of faith against you in the event you broke up and were in a custody battle?

If you’re unsure how to answer any of these questions, you might reconsider how serious you allow your relationship with a religious person to get. Perhaps it is best for both of you to consider people you see eye-to-eye with. To illustrate just how murky the waters can get in an inter-faith relationship involving kids, I wanted to answer a reader’s question for you....

MORE: http://godlessmom.com/ask-mommy-tell-ex-son-atheist/



Atheist Revolution: Concrete Christianspeak
https://www.atheistrev.com/2008/07/concr...speak.html

EXCERPT: . . . What was going through the mind of the person who scrawled this bit Christianspeak into the cement [at curb of a state university]? Did they think it would convert people for years to come? Perhaps it was just intended to remind the vandal what he or she was supposed to believe. Or could it have been a message to the evil nonbelievers who would tread this path in future years?

MORE: https://www.atheistrev.com/2008/07/concr...speak.html
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No, there is no "freedom from religion" in the Constitution, and it actually protects religious expression. And trying to drive religious expression out of public life is an attack on religious freedom and the First Amendment. The same nonsense hyperbole about what religion should have stopped can be equally applied to atheism, where secularism should have somehow stopped Mao, Pol Pot, etc..

If a parent can't deal with the differing beliefs of their spouse, how could they ever expect to deal with the, more often than not, different beliefs of their own children? There are many stories of secular families ostracizing members for coming out as conservative/Christian, even more than conservative families do those who come out as gay.

The befuddlement to "Jesus Christ is Lord" is just part and parcel with hating public religious expression. After all, these same people aren't vexed by someone tagging something with "Vikings are number one".
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