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If your partner is a different religion from you how do you raise your children?

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If your partner is a different faith from you, or one of you is religious and the other one isn't, how do you raise your children?

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Very difficult question to answer. I have friends who were raised in such a household. I think the person with the greater religious values of the two parents will end up passing on her/his values to the children. Alternately, the children can grow up and explore their own preferences.
Pretty tough question as this is something cultural where change is hard to accept. However, when you talk about a religion you are talking about a practice that has be culturally created. You have a number of religions with different focal points. I believe "belief" is the key. Ultimately all religions have one thing in common and that they believe in a God. Unfortunately religion now leads to discrimination where people are persecuted for their choices. In the end, it does not matter, and it is based on a decision where both of you decide is the best direction to go as a family!
Sorry to say all religions do not believe in God.
I think you will find, this is where the problems start....
by jonaja
p.s........... sorry I left out 'a' ( a God) typing too quick lol.
by jonaja
It is complicated. Lengthy talks would ensue.
I would say the exact same answer lol :)
by jonaja
As a senior citizen, I remember the times when Catholicism topped Protestantism every time. I doubt whether that is the case today. It could degenerate to listing the pros and cons. Besides which, didn't you discuss this before procreating?
It would depend on who is committed to the idea more - I agree with Grann that it should have been discussed before conception, but probably wasn't. I imagine a lot of arguments would occur....
Married in Catholic Church by Parish Priest, assisted by Methodist Minister.
Son, baptised Catholic, went to Anglican School, attends Uniting church.
Daughter, baptised & went to Uniting School & married by a civil celebrant.
Talk about an Eucumenical family!
There were never any 'religious wars' in our house!

I believe that they should be raised to understand that their parents have different beliefs and that they have the right to make up their own minds.
MY way!!
by Finy
Ha Ha Ha I wanted to say that but wasn't game.
by fran.
My husband is a non practicing Catholic, & I'm an Atheist, &our 2 daughters are also Atheists..
by Miro
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