It's a common trait of most religions that they indoctrinate children who are too young to know better, discourage scientific education, censor and forbid certain books, and generally discourage or outright condemn you for asking difficult questions about your religion. Faith, which is not knowledge in any sense of the word, but is belief without evidence and often belief in the face of opposing evidence, is hailed as among the highest of human virtues.
So I want to ask you theists this question, don't you find that a little strange? Why would God fear your curiosity? If God exists, shouldn't your thirst for knowledge simply discover more and more evidence and confirm your belief? Why would God discourage that?
First off not all Theists think like this. Not all keep their children from an education.
So what is it you find wrong with me...?
I raise my children to love people. regardless of race, religion or any other reason. But to know the difference between good and bad things. Our opinions may differ on this but so does most peoples opinions. Doesn't most parents...? Do you want the best for your children...? So how do you base this...? What set of morals do you live by that you would want to pass on to your children and why...?
I don't have a problem with teaching my children about my faith in GOD. I love them the way that I know that GOD loves me. To the best of my understanding. I have never indoctrinated my children. And I want them to grow in faith, just as GOD is teaching me. And I fully trust in Him to do this. So I am not forcing any religion on to my children. But I am passing my faith on to them. As I am responsible as a parent to do this because I love my children and I want the very best for them. I am trusting in GOD. And He is faithful.
So again, how do you measure what is considered good or bad or to base a standard set of morality from...?
It seems as if TV Networks and Corporate America seems as if they know what's best for my child. When in reality, they care about making a profit. Some parents would agree that it is OK for sex, drugs and violence to be suitable for their children. Others see the harm in it. Some don't care that their children engage in sexual activity at early ages, others do. Some parents buy alcohol for their children before the required age. Some see the potential risk in it, some don't see, other don't care.
And teaching my children the best way that I know how by what I believe to be good. To prepare them to make good choices in life and how to handle them as well as cope. GOD has not failed me nor will He fail my children.
You see, what we have here is a difference in opinions. I believe and know GOD to be true based upon faith. You say you don't believe in GOD because of lack of evidence, logic and reason.
For me, I have every reason to believe that such a GOD exists, for the simple reason that I exist and anything exists at all. Is reason enough for me to pursue this truth. And based upon what I know to be good and true from what is already within me. I can relate to what is taught and why about Jesus Christ. Also by examining my life and the world around me.
So you say you have no reason to believe but for me I have every reason to believe. I have every reason to believe the there is a reason for this life. That it isn't just "because". Because of that which I already know from that which is within me.