Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What I Believe

I used to think we weren’t typical homeschoolers due to our lack of Christian beliefs, but lo and behold, there are many non-religious homeschoolers out there.

So what do I believe?
  • If there is an afterlife, there is more than one road to get there.
  • If there is not an afterlife, that’s okay, too. If dead is dead, once you’re dead…you’re dead. No worries.
  • Maybe there isn't so much an afterlife as a change in state of being.
  • Mythology and religion: potato, potahto
  • Karma and The Golden Rule: potato, potato
  • Evolution is change, and this world has been changing for far longer than 6000 years.
  • Homosexuality is not a sin, nor a crime. It's a natural state for many animals of different species, not just humans.
  • Gay marriage should be legal; it's not a threat to families. Domestic violence--that's another story. How about a little more focus on that, and a little less focus on who your neighbor loves?
  • Random acts of kindness can have far-reaching effects.
  • Nature is spiritual, trees should be hugged, and life should be embraced.
  • Ancestors should be remembered.
  • Children should not be hit. Calling it spanking doesn't change the definition.
  • Harsh words of criticism can damage a child’s self-esteem for the rest of her life.
  • It’s more than okay to explain to a child WHY.
  • We are mammals. Mammals feed their young with their breasts. Breastfeeding is a totally natural way to feed a child. Don't tell me Junior's psyche will be scarred for life if he sees a baby nurse in public. I'm sure he's seen a lot more from all the T&A at the local high school fundraising car wash.

So, there ya have it. As my friend Pamela says, if you don't agree with me, you weren't listening. KIDDING.

7 comments:

sgaissert said...

Wow. We must be the same person, because I believe everything you believe. It's nice to have found you.

Bleu said...

Likewise!

Obi-Mom Kenobi said...

I always breathe a sigh of relief when I read something like that.

Bleu said...

Hi, Obi-Mom. I love your name. :)

Uncle Milton's Rant Farm said...

Beatiful!

Bleu said...

Uncle Milton's Rant Farm? I love it!

Topsy-Techie said...

I would LOVE to add your blog to our secular blog list! If you might be willing, could you drop me an email at info@secularhomeschool.com. Thanks!!