CAP: Carnival of Atheist Parenting

CAP:  Carnival of Atheist Parenting

Friday, August 1, 2014

Carnival of Atheist Parenting, Tenth Edition

Why a blog carnival for atheist parenting? 

There are many parents out there who are new to living a secular life, new to raising children without the traditional ways, sometimes hidden and living in seclusion due to their secular choices, afraid to be open and yet determined to raise their children as skeptics and as happy people. 

These atheist parents are looking for those few voices out there who can offer them understanding, community, advice, or just a general feeling of being normal. Many first-generation parents are seeking in earnest and I am proud to be available and open and willing to offer my support. Not my advice or my expertise or my definition or my label!
But support, friendship, this small community. 

This blog carnival contains blog posts by parents who are raising their children in a secular home, without religion, dogma-free.

If you are here for the first time, I warmly WELCOME you!
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Sadly, I have no submissions for the carnival this time.
I would love to see this carnival take off, though if there is no interest in it, 
I'm willing to let it go.
 I'm going to give it a few more months of a test
because so many people have asked me to keep it going. 
Hopefully, if there is interest, I can keep it up and running.

My own contributions to this carnival from my blog My Own Mind are On a Mission or an Imposter? and An Unfortunate Necessary Evil. In the blog post On a Mission or an Imposter? I discuss some of my reasons for being opposed to the whole Christian mission thing. Not only are KIDS send out to mission, I believe that many good and well-meaning people feel compelled to spread their good news comes from a quote by a Baptist minister, Charles Spurgeon, who tells believers to either be a missionary or be an imposter. Guilt, the favorite motivator of the pushy.
In my post An Unfortunate Necessary Evil, a friend asks me how to raise freethinking kids. Many parents struggle with this issue! In fact, this is the exact reason that I am trying to get this carnival out there and this is the exact reason why my blog posts are so open with atheist parenting. Anywho, my response to her might surprise you with its simplicity.

Let me also add this link to a Shared Atheist Parenting Board on Pinterest.
If you would like to be added to share on that board just let me know.

  Thank You for checking out the carnival this month.
We are still new SO and I appreciate it when you SHARE!  

 The next carnival is due out:  August 15th, 2014
Please send in your blog post submissions by August 14th, 2014

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  1. Replies
    1. Maybe there is no interest; if that is the case, it's OK! But, in the event that there might be interest, I'm going to keep trying for awhile.