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  1. I stumbled across this very well written blog this afternoon. Though I have not had a chance to read everything, I did get to read the dilemma about Christmas.
    This is just my idea and I thought maybe I’d share it with you.
    To me, Christmas is not about the gifts or the birth of the son of God, etc, etc,; it is about spending time with your loved ones. It is the season of love, giving, peace and acceptance in my eyes.
    I often make my own “Christmas” presents but I don’t adorn my tree with angels, nor do I have a manger set or items of that nature. My holiday tree is decorated with pine cones, acorns, fake birds, little wooden animals, etc. It sort of represents the seasons and life, harmony, togetherness… you get the picture.
    If I had a child I would simply tell them that the tree is a very old tradition and that the holiday is to celebrate love, peace and harmony, family and unity.
    I actually plan on doing that with my children. I want them to make their own choices about faith and raise them with common sense, a good heart and to question things around them. (This also includes NOT sending them to public school.)
    I also think making hand made gifts with your child to give to family members would be great family time and make great memories. I think hand made items (even a letter) are more meaningful than something bought at a store.

  2. Thanks for this blog. I enjoyed reading it and can relate to what you write about Grandparents in particular.

    I have two small children and we are trying to bring them up skeptically. We are in the UK where I think it is a little easier to be indifferent to Christianity, but we have had major battles with our school over the religous content of the ciriculum.

    All the best to you, your husband and Soren. He is a lucky boy to have two such throughtful parents. Our oldest child is Thomas who is almost 6. He is a thoughgoing skeptic which my wife and I do not claim much credit for. It seems to have come very naturally for him.

  3. Hello, I just stumbled on this blog and am intrigued and moved by your writing. I’m currently at work on a book about nonreligious family life in America and wondered if you’d be willing to talk by phone about your experiences of raising kids without religion for possible use in my book. I would be happy to keep your identity anonymous–or use a pseudonym if you prefer. If you are curious about my work, you can read my magazine article on this topic here: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/12/losing-our-religion-non-religious-parenting/
    I can be reached most easily via email at: kozment/at/gmail/dot/com Hope to hear from you!

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