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That or you can severly lecture or even yell at them. Never underestimate the power of the spoken word. Also if they have a temper tantrum, you can throw yourself on the ground and pretend to have one totally freak them out. You can make them write "I will nopt such band such" 1,000,000 times. If you can get their cell phone, you can send baby pictures to all of their friends. You dont have to hit to get them to realize your authoritah. ;) <3
...There's nothing wrong with swearing. Besides, if your kid does IN FRONT of his friends, he's probably just trying to fucking impress them. Oh, and Srom, if/when you ever have kids, PLEASE don't force Christianity on them like your parents did to you. I'm not saying to stop them Christians (and god knows you'd never do, anyway), but, bloody hell, let them find out about religion and atheism at their own pace, and LET them choose. That will make you a better parent than forcing a religion onto them.
Actually there is a problem with swearing. It's very vulgar language that is disrespectful and I think it shouldn't be said all to express anything. There are other words that can be said instead of the vulgar language.
I am not going to force Christianity upon them and my parents never forced me into it. Why does everyone say this? I WAS never forced to believe it. They never said believe in Christianity or else face the consequences . They said it was my choice to believe or not and if I didn't believe they would have no problem with it.
I will raise them the way, I want to raise my children. You have no right in saying what I should be or shouldn't be doing as a parent. They are going to my children and I have the right to teach them whatever I want to. My parents taught me from an early age what is right and wrong. I will also teach them the same thing as what my parents did from the start. I will also teach them about apologetics and how to defend the faith so they will be prepared to give an answer for the hope they have.
Bullshit, your parents clearly coerced you in some way. Actually, guess what? You can't raise your kids ANY way you want, because, you see, there l's this little thing called the law. Teaching them basic morality is fine, but teaching them to defend Christianity is going to FUCKING push them towards Christianity, shithead.
I can raise my children anyway, I want to. God's law overrules that of the human laws. So I can teach them to defend Christianity if I wanted to, but that's only if they're going to be Christians and if God calls them to believe in Him and they do then I will teach them on how to defend the faith. I also will establish rules in the house because I have the authority to give rules to them and they must follow it because God said that children must honor their father and mother.
I would feel heartbroken that my son/daughter was an atheist. I would ask them why did they decide to choose it and discuss somethings. What I would do, is pray for my son/daughter. They still would have to follow certain rules that my wife and I established.
Ok, but would you accept their decision? Would it cause you to, say, think of them any less? Would you prefer your Christian child to your atheist one?
"Praying" for them is probably one of the worst things you could possibly do, especially if the kid discovers you're doing it, since I'd imagine the content of said prayer is to attempt to pray to your deity to try and get said kid back into Christianity. They don't want prayer; they'd want your respect, love, and acknowledgement that, even though their decision conflicts you yours, you'd accept it.
I wouldn't accept their decision on becoming one, but I wouldn't think any of them less than my Christian child.
I would still pray for them because it's my child and when I die, God will judge me not only as what I've done in my own life, but also how I did as a father raising my kids and if I taught them the right way or not. If they continued to become an atheist, I would fail as a father because as a father of the household, he should be leading the family along the right path towards their own relationship with God and building it to become stronger and so that when they're out in the real world they would be able to give the hope that they have to believe in Christ and stand up for what is right. So accepting one of my son/daughter as an atheist would basically approving that his belief is right when in God's eyes it's not.
If they think for themselves they will be basically thinking like how the world does and when one does that, it hardens the person's heart and making them distant from God. I don't want that to happen. I want them to be close to God not distant. Again, if I don't teach them the correct way, I am responsible for not teaching him the right way because as a father of the household, one must be responsible in teaching their kids about God. I will be judged by God if I don't teach them correct way.
You don't need to worry about my children. They aren't yours and you shouldn't worry about what I am going to teach them. I don't tell you what you should be doing with your kids. So, you shouldn't be telling me what I should/shouldn't teach them.