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Cast Your Vote:

    • I would. -- Votes: 7
    • I wouldn't. -- Votes: 17
    • I'm Christian. -- Votes: 8
Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting [JadeLee]:" I have no idea anything about the bible but the basics that I learned from veggie tales. lol. So I could not. They can deal with their religious stuff on their own time."


In my opinion, if I'm paying you to provide childcare for my kid, then I would expect you to respect what I ask you to do for them. If you have a contradicting belief or an issue with something that I ask you to do, then that's totally fine. But you better let me know so that I can find someone else who will take into account what I ask. That doesn't just go for religion. IMO, that would be like me paying someone for childcare who believes in CIO, and even though I've expressed that I don't want my kid to CIO, they disregard that fact because that's not what they believe. It's cool if we disagree, just let me know.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 17047 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" I'm an atheist, but I'm not anti-theist. I wouldn't pray before a meal for my family or anything like ... [snip!] ... to them or give them Bible lessons, I would honestly be flattered that the parents trusted a heathen like me to do it, lmao. "


See... Im in the same boat.



I wouldnt mind doing it, just I would feel super silly teaching a child something that I think is false...if you know what I mean.

*Mrs. Mom* Due April 25 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 1956 posts
28th Jan '13

honestly I wouldnt. I AM a Christian BUT I wouldnt want or expect a person who isnt to teach my child about my religion.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
28th Jan '13

OP- do the parents KNOW that you're an atheist?? Because if they do, I think it's super weird that they asked you to teach their children about Christianity in the first place... lol

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 17047 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :" In my opinion, if I'm paying you to provide childcare for my kid, then I would expect you to respect ... [snip!] ... want my kid to CIO, they disregard that fact because that's not what they believe. It's cool if we disagree, just let me know. "


I totally understand that.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45864 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :" In my opinion, if I'm paying you to provide childcare for my kid, then I would expect you to respect ... [snip!] ... want my kid to CIO, they disregard that fact because that's not what they believe. It's cool if we disagree, just let me know. "


Daycare doesn't tailor their curriculum to fit every child, that's not how school works.



If you want your child to have a religious education, send them to a religious daycare/pre-school.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 17047 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :" OP- do the parents KNOW that you're an atheist?? Because if they do, I think it's super weird that they asked you to teach their children about Christianity in the first place... lol"


They don't. lol. I am sort of afraid to tell them. I think everyone just assumes you are in the area I live in.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Daycare doesn't tailor their curriculum to fit every child, that's not how school works. If you want your child to have a religious education, send them to a religious daycare/pre-school."

It's at home childcare, and probably one of the reasons they chose to do an at-home private care is because they feel they have more control over it? And it's just one child, not several.

Subtle As A Hurricane 2 kids; Texas 4126 posts
28th Jan '13

No. It's not my place. I'm not going to teach a child something that I personally think is not true. If they want to practice their religion on their own, that's fine.

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7327 posts
status 28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" They don't. lol. I am sort of afraid to tell them. I think everyone just assumes you are in the area I live in. "</blockquote>




I just now realized you're in South Carolina too! I never tell anyone I'm Jewish! When it does slip out they look at me like I have three eyes. I can see exactly why you wouldn't tell them you aren't a Christian.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" They don't. lol. I am sort of afraid to tell them. I think everyone just assumes you are in the area I live in. "


I'd just talk to them about it. *shrugs* Surely you wouldn't be the only atheist they ever met... lol

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45864 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :" It's at home childcare, and probably one of the reasons they chose to do an at-home private care is because they feel they have more control over it? And it's just one child, not several. "


Yes, they have one child.



But if other children go to the daycare, it isn't fair for them to have to sit through Bible Study because one kid's parent wants the caregiver to do it.



If they want that much control, hire a nanny...

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
28th Jan '13

I think it was unfair of them to really ask. I couldn't ask my child's daycare to teach her my beliefs, because there are things that I believe, or don't believe that many other denominations of Christians do. It is a PARENT'S responsibility to teach their child those morals and values(it is written in the Bible that way).

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 17047 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :" It's at home childcare, and probably one of the reasons they chose to do an at-home private care is because they feel they have more control over it? And it's just one child, not several. "


They chose me because I have taught her brother when he was 4. She was two at the time and they trust me more than the day care they were sending her to.



They really didn't come out and say I needed to do it, but she is hinting around to it an awful lot.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 17047 posts
status 28th Jan '13

Double Post!