Atheist mom raising free children.

Growing up my mother was spiritual but not religious. She raised my siblings and I to embrace our spiritual selves but not in a specific religion. Growing up I don't remember us even owning a bible. My mother was a believer in horoscopes, the afterlife and past lives. The first time I ever went to church was with an aunt and her church was one of those screaming and shouting churches. The first time I saw someone get the holy ghost and start running up and down the aisles it scared me half to death. Needless to say growing up being able to choose how I viewed religion and what I wanted to do with it gave me the outlet to be free. I chose to become an atheist. I don't really believe in the bible as the end all be all. I don't go to church and have not raised my children in the church. I gave them the same freedom that my mother gave me to study and choose what to believe. What are your views when it comes to religion and are there any other atheist moms out there? Where I live in Tyler, Texas which is uberreligious (there's more churches than there are people that can fill them), I feel like I am the only one.

  1. jessiey191 year ago

    Hi, I'm an atheist mom! I actually used to live in abilene. My husband and I travel for work! I feel you on the uber religious side of Texas. Feel free too add and message me on here!

  2. camillenanjala8 months ago

    I have been raised in a family of faith. A very strict family of religion. My mother was catholic. So at one point I used to go to catholic. Then she passed away. my foster mother then came in picture. She is Pentecostal. So I have been living that for better part of my life. I even started fasting while I was so young. The Holy ghost ad stuffs. To date I am a staunch Christian. And it is the same way that I want to raise my kids. So concerning religion it all depends with your decision. What you want to do. If that is how your mother raised you. then it is fine. Because it was her decision. And she wanted you all the best. Now you ended up choosing atheist. Which I am not going to judge you for that. But let your children also chose their pathway. If they would want to be Muslims, Buddhist, Jews or whatever they want to be. It is a free world. Perhaps when they chose it. They will be glad in it rather than something that they were forced to believe.

  3. Mama Osa8 months ago

    Hello, girl!

    A little out of topic (since this is a mommy's forum) but, as a Christian I want to apologize because your first experience wasn't the best. Throwing chairs, and screaming like that is not something pleasant for anybody. I am really sorry for all the unBiblical things that we, as Christians have done. If that caused you a negative impact in your life, as a believer I have to tell you that I am really sorry.

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