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Raising Freethinkers by Dale McGowan
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Feb 02, 2012

it was amazing
Read in February, 2012

This book has made me cry several times. Cry with validation and peace. Insider secret; I read this book for myself more than for my potential future-parenting. I wanted to understand some basics of freethinking, as I was raised religiously and no longer adhere to those beliefs. I wondered how to approach death, life, being surrounded by religion that I don't believe in, having religious relatives, etc. I read this book as much for helping me on my newly agnostic journey as I did for feeling more secure about raising a child as an agnostic parent. How would I replace religion in my future parenting? I have so many wonderful, peace-giving, loving ideas in my head now for raising *hopefully* a child who is a realist, who understands myth when they hear/see it, and who experiences each day for what it is - a beautiful opportunity to see and experience another day.

This book gives excellent suggestions for laying your boundaries as a parent of freethinkers when it comes to having religious influences in your children's lives while encouraging your children's religious literacy.
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Jennifer What a great review! Thank you for sharing that :) I have seen this book and wanted to read it for the same reasons. I'm glad to see that it helped you gain some insight and direction for your life journey :)


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