Do you give your children the freedom to choose religion or not?Do you give your children the freedom to choose religion or not? Do you support this freedom to their children in religion, without...

Do you give your children the freedom to choose religion or not?

Do you give your children the freedom to choose religion or not?
 
Do you support this freedom to their children in religion, without interference from parents or not?

And why???


  For me, I want to be free to choose my religion.
  Especially without the intervention of my dad, because he is a Catholic extremist.
And I do not want to be like my father o_O

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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It is only natural for parents to raise their children in their own religions.  After all, the religion is usually very important to the parents.  However, after a certain age that child should be able to have a say.  Children should not be able to make life-altering decisions until they are ready.  I think the decision needs to be made on a case by case basis.  I would not allow my twelve year old daughter to get plastic surgery.  I also probably wouldn’t allow her to make religious decisions until she is better able to understand them.

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shake99 | Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Yes, I let them choose. To try to force anything on them would be counter-productive. But I do make sure that they know my views and see that my religion is something that is important to me and guiding force in my life.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Yes, after a certain age.  There is no point in trying to force your children into a given religion.  If you continue to force them, you will simply make them eager to run away from your religion once they are grown.  You can't control your kids once they're grown up anyway, so let them make their own choices in things like that.

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