[ExI] creationism in britain?
possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 23:40:29 UTC 2008
> Lee Corbin wrote:
> Here is what I think would work (it worked on me, anyway).
> Raise the children in some mild branch of your favorite religion
> such as Christianity (there are so many sects to choose from).
> Make sure---for the inoculation to take well---that it is indeed
> *mild*, no Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, 7th Day Adventists
> or anything of the kind. Just a little Methodist, Presbyterian, or
> Episcopalian exposure, Sunday School, a few sermons, nothing
> heavy duty.
> Then the kids will naturally outgrow it, start to find it rather absurd by
> the time they're getting out of their teens, and---having
> heard all the BS before, will have built up a natural immunity
> towards the real thing.
I'm surprised you did not mention the Unitarians. I have fond memories of
once in a blue moon attending their services. Shannon Vyff is raising her
children in this denomination and seems to really love doing it.
A large reason people (young and older) like to attend a church is for the
extended family/social network aspect. And that is something many people do
According to Spike the 7th Day Adventists are actually quite progressive (in
their own conservative way).
And even in a liberal or moderate church, you still get the message of the
four gospels and the Lord Jesus Christ risen on the third day. : )
I wonder to what extent genetics play a part in belief/unbelief. I have
read that both Max and Natasha have siblings who are devout Evangelicals
(and also bright and well educated, which is to be expected).
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