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Tag Archive: atheist parenting

Nov 08 2013

Raising atheists redux

Here’s an email we received about raising kids while atheist with an unsupportive family. I am a fan of the show. Like so many other atheist i grew up in a very religious household, my mother is an evangelical Christian and performs in gospel music groups, she has been seen on gospel music television, and …

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Apr 19 2013

Watch AETV this weekend with guest Dale McGowan / #810 open thread

On this Sunday’s show, Russell and Jen will be talking to Dale McGowan from the Foundation Beyond Belief. Dale is the editor and co-author of Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers, and author of the newly-released Atheism for Dummies. He teaches nonreligious parenting workshops across North America and is founding executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charitable organization. In 2008, …

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Apr 17 2012

Is atheism easier for lifelong atheists?

I was very interested to read Greta Christina’s recent post, “Will Atheism Become Easier?”  Greta asks, And if we came to our atheism more or less on our own — if we came to the atheist community after we let go of God, not before — we had to re-invent the wheel. I certainly went …

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Nov 01 2011

Raising Atheists, part 2

It’s been a few months since I wrote about atheist parenting.  In response to that post, I think one concern stands out more clearly than everything else.  I’ll introduce it with excerpts from more emails we got recently: I’d like to hear about how atheist parents combat attempts at faith indoctrination on their children from …

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Aug 27 2011

Raising atheists, part 1

A fairly typical question that we get on the show and in email can be boiled to, “How should I raise my kids?” As if we were qualified to answer that. Child bearing seems to be relatively uncommon in the atheist community at large. It probably has something to do with the fact that we’re …

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