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thenewgreen  ·  2288 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was Abolitionism a Failure?

    Easy. Atheism.
I sure hope so. I'm not saying that I want to live in a world where there is no spirituality or religion etc. but I'd much rather live in a world where its not considered unusual to be a "nonbeliever."

It's pretty messed up knowing that your in-laws think you are going to hell. -This is my situation. The irony is that it's their daughter that is the most staunchly opposed to anything having to do with church, but I'm sure it's thought to be my fault.

Thing is, I like the teachings of Christ and I'd like to be able to convey them to my daughter in a way that doesn't involve "son of god," "heaven/hell" stuff. I've been introducing him to her in our nightly Jedi stories. So far, he's the most powerful Jedi ever but he never uses a lightsaber, he combats the dark side with love. We'll see where I take it.

But yeah, I hope you are right and I think you will be.