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Q: What religion, if any, should we teach our kids?

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2 years 49 weeks ago in  Family & Kids - China

 
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Mate, I reckon the best thing you can do for your kids is teach them to be moral, decent people with respect for others.

 

If they find religion on their own then all good but if not it's no big deal, you don't need a religion to tell you how to live.

 

If I absolutely had to choose a religion though I'd look into Dive Dude's Gaia thing and maybe buddism.

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If I consider your handle, you should maybe try with "Allan's-Snack-Bar" calling ... and pair of hockey's knee pads, 5 times a day.

 

Man, they start with the first bending/screaming at 5 AM. What happened to the sleep? 

They can't make me religious with that ...

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Until I personally see one of them catz walking on water or at least float down here in a spaceship I'm gonna remain pretty sceptical.

 

I think I'll stay away from those ones that say, 'hey, let's murder children with a giant lorry because they don't agree with us', and the ones like Toltecs/Aztecs/Maya who thought it was a good idea to sacrifice (murder) virgins for some odd-ball belief,,,  u should check-out the details we know about Aztec/Mayan ritual sacrifice,,, friggin' trippy!

 

But seriously, the one religion that does catch my eye is:

 

Gaiaism (Naturism) EDIT SHARE 

but it also has some goofy ideas,,,   imo.

 

 

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Mate, I reckon the best thing you can do for your kids is teach them to be moral, decent people with respect for others.

 

If they find religion on their own then all good but if not it's no big deal, you don't need a religion to tell you how to live.

 

If I absolutely had to choose a religion though I'd look into Dive Dude's Gaia thing and maybe buddism.

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I would teach my kids Christianity. At the very least, teach your kids that moral values have a divine source, and that the value of a life cannot be changed by a stroke of the pen or a majority vote. 

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You need to teach your kids balance. The yin and yang.

Explain to them how humans are foremost preoccupied by securing their reductive notion of safety and stability ("fear"), notions coloured by their insecurities.
Once people feel they have enough safety and stability, they will turn expansive, pursuing their notion of ethics and fairness ("love"), also coloured by their insecurities.
This goes wrong all too often, with killings over being disrespected or feeling threatened. Tribalism, paedophilia, etc.

Turning to a religion too early, will see you manipulated before you even understand yourself. You'll be indoctrinated with religious insecurities, and trained to advance the interests of your religion before your own.

None of it will teach your children balance. It will condition them to have an emotional, guttural reaction to socially relevant issues, hampering your ability to form a rationed, independent opinion. Disabling your ability to interact and connect with people too far from your value system.

Your child is half Chinese. She doesn't have the luxury of being an ignorant member of a safe in-group. She needs to be OK with not entirely belonging anywhere, being self-reliant. Your child will face insults and discrimination. If she's not able to understand people's insecurity-driven behaviour, she won't be able to move past the insults, and connect with others.

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No religion. They will make their own decision once they are old enough. 

 

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Christianity. Why? Because it alone is truth. It provides the proper foundation for all of life's important questions. Contrary to popular thought, it is the best 'religion' for China because it teaches obedience to government (unless it runs contrary to God's Word), provides the only foundation for morality and thus ought to produce a moral and hard-working people, since Christians are to work as they work for Christ. It teaches that all other worldviews are false--this includes nearly everything purported above--and that Christ alone can provide salvation for a fallen humanity. 

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