View Full Version : Parenting Beyond Belief: A great book I read.
18th July 2010, 07:48 PM
I recently read the book Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion. It was edited by Dale McGowan with entries by Michael Shermer, Richard Dawkins, Penn Jillette, Julia Sweeney, and Dr. Donald B. Ardell among others.
Its a book for any parent or parent to be that wants to raise thier children free from religion and superstition or finds themselves doing so. Not a how to book, but a collection of essays from people in various fields and with varying viewpoints. A fantastic book and one I would highly, highly recommend!!!
18th July 2010, 08:40 PM
Thanks for that... I will have a hunt around for that one..
...ooh you just reminded me of something cheers!
19th July 2010, 05:45 AM
I too have read this book - it was a good read. A good mix of authors with a wide range of views. I also would recommend it to anyone and not just parents or would be parents.
19th July 2010, 07:38 AM
That book was one of the best book's I've read. There is a second book called ' Raising Freethinkers." by the same author..I think it's on equal par with the first book.
We need more book's for parents who are raising kid's with out religion.
20th July 2010, 06:12 AM
Raising Freethinkers .... might have to get that one. I'm always on the look out for that type of book - I really want to be able to give my kids a good grounding in thinking for themselves and not being afraid of not following the crowd. I think it would help in not only seeing through woo mongers but also resisting peer pressure etc etc when in their teens and help being able to stand up for themselves.
3rd March 2011, 07:33 AM
I've read a part of this book and even that much gave me some great ideas about answering questions and dealing with the ideas of magic and so on. Even so, my son at 7 years old is still a bit sceptical of my claim that magic doesn't exist.
In the end it is good that he's questioning my statements :)
15th March 2011, 03:04 PM
I have found a great couple of books for kids to read are by Dan Barker, one is "maybe right, maybe wrong" and it discusses principles and rules and their difference. It is great for making kids think what they would do in a situation and why. It reinforces that rules (such as commandments) mean nothing without principles.:)
15th March 2011, 03:26 PM
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