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Wed, 04-29-2009 - 3:03pm
I was looking for a new board for the summer and I hope I've found one. I've been thinking a lot about my plans to raise my children with regards to religion when I was pretty heavily criticized on my PG for putting God in the same post as the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.




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Wed, 04-29-2009 - 4:22pm

Welcome to the neighborhood, Holly. No matter what views you decide to pass on to your child I think you will find yourself welcome here. The only thing we dont do well with here is judgment of a fellow poster's views. We are all pretty open to one another. I have been hanging around here for a little while and the folks on this board are all great.

Ahh, those lovely pg boards. I was practically run out on a rail from mine a few years ago because I express an (apparently) unpopular opinion about pornography so I can relate to how mean and vicious those posters can be. So sorry you had a bad experience. The pg boards are supposed to be a community where you can hang out and discuss your pregnancies and questions and the like. It can be pretty disconcerting to be 'attacked' by your own community just because you said something they don't agree with.

I hope you feel welcomed here. Glad to hear from you. BTW...your daughter is a sweetheart!

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Wed, 04-29-2009 - 6:40pm

Welcome to the board!

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Wed, 04-29-2009 - 6:50pm
Dear Holly, Welcome!
I read your profile thing and you sound like you will have some great things to contribute to our conversations...glad you are here!
Karen
P.S. Beautiful daughter you have there!
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Wed, 04-29-2009 - 7:21pm
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Thu, 04-30-2009 - 4:19am

Welcome! What a beautiful girl you have!

I stopped posting on another site altogether because, although I was never banned, I (and others) kept getting reported for "offensive" posts. And we're not even talking about comparing god to the easter bunny. These posts were like, "I am an atheist." Or maybe, "I was raised Christian but I'm not anymore." In a thread ABOUT atheism FOR atheists, too, so not like we were pulling this stuff out of thin air just for fun. I cannot for the life of me figure out what's offensive about that! It's not like I get offended when someone says "I'm Catholic" or "I go to church!" I can only imagine what would have happened if I had actually said what I thought about religion! I'm glad on this board we can be open with each other. :-)

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Thu, 04-30-2009 - 10:54am
Welcome! And happy birthday to your beautiful DD!
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Thu, 04-30-2009 - 8:26pm

Hey Holly,

How's it going? I hang out here sometimes too. I've found this board to be very reassuring with regard to raising Dylan with a moral framework without religion.

See you around

Julie

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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 2:10am
Welcome! I hope you have a better time here than you did with your PG board. The folks here are great so you shouldn't worry.
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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 9:28am

Hi Holly,


Welcome!

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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 3:59pm

I found the same thing with the homeschool board. Also, I thought people spent an inordinate amount of time worrying about which religious texts to include in their lessons...ACK.

I have found an atheist homeschooling Yahoo group, but I'm not very active there.

Karen

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