See my previous post to Witless.
Do YOU really talk to your children like you talk to people here? Seriously? Sounds like lousy parenting to me.
There is a vast difference between what adults say to each other on a debate forum, espectially those who are busily denigrating or own religions, and what a parent teaches their child about religion. You ASSume that the conversation will be a denial of the other parent's religion, instead of a lesson in their own. Why is that?
Or do YOU, as Witless apparently does, believe that the central teaching of Jesus was that Christians (who actually didn't exist them, just by the way, Jesus' religion was Judaism) should inform others that their religions are crap? Because I don't remember any such words attributted to him.
"""You ASSume that the conversation will be a denial of the other parent's religion, instead of a lesson in their own. Why is that?"""
I believe that "lessons" are taught by example first. Then,instructional methods of teaching.
If I am teaching my child that their is one true God,and living that faith...examples...and taking my child to instruction as well as teaching it on my own....then how can I then,hand them over to their father who will teach them that there is "no one true God",as well as teaching them the total opposite of what is taught in moms religion and beliefs?
BTW...I don't know who this "witless" person that you are referring to. Can't you ever just stop with your hatred?
As believers in Jesus Christ,we are called to spread the good news.
I have a gf who was raised Jewish. She,at one point in her life,felt deep despair about how she was living her life. She had aborted and spiraled more out of control then she was before it. A close friend of hers who was on the "free living" journey,had "found Jesus". The rest of her friends mocked this guy,as did she. She LEARNED from his change in his life and his entire demenor. As much as they reminded him of his 'former self',he didn't flinch. He had great confidence in this Savior Jesus who changed him. One day,years later,she 'found this Jesus' too. She was a big bible reader too. She searched her own Jewish religion and came to believe that Jesus 'had' to be the messiah that the Jews were expecting. Thanks to the courage of this one man to teach by words AND example,she has since turned her life around.