Posted: Mar 19, 2010 12:32 am
by Bolero
Everyone's kids are awesome. I'm so impressed with the atheist parenting; I feel all warm inside.

My kids have conflicted parents (he's a theist, I'm an atheist), so mostly they make me proud when they question things. My 7-year-old son asked me the other day if Adam and Eve were really the first people (as his father had told him when reading him a Bible story the night before). I was pretty happy with my reply, in which I managed to convey that his father belonged to a very small minority of people who believed the stories in the Bible were true, and that I personally agreed with the vast majority of scientists who have proven we evolved from an ape-like ancestor (etc ,etc), without actually rubbishing his dad.

My boy said "I believe science, Mum, but Dad can still read me stories if he wants to." That's good enough for me right now.