Regular reader, blogger and interim Le Café Witteveen rockstar George W. announced today that he’s opening up his blog to more topics, namely parenting.
George has, what, a zillion kids now. And surely having a zillion kids and living as an atheist has some kind of learning and teaching potential.
How many times did your parents, or some sitcom parents, say something like, “Parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual.” Parents often take the generational memes of their parents and pass them along to their kids.
That’s most of the reason why Christian moms and pops raise their kids to become Christians. Muslims, Muslims. Hindus, Hindu.
It seems as natural as cats raising cats. Or giraffes raising giraffes.
I know there’s some offensive syntax above that someone is going to get all Richard Dawkins on me about.
But most of us don’t have non-believing parents. And that idea of the Instruction Manual gets tougher with the absence of this huge part of lots of our upbringings.
I’ve given the idea of atheist parenting a lot of thought. And I would be proud to exchange bible verse memorization for poetry memorization. In fact, I would have bible lessons, and koran lessons. But we’d learn math, science, English, French, etc.
There wouldn’t be a limit put on what could be learned or taught.
But since my efforts for fertility have turned up dry, I like the idea of living vicariously through George.
So go get ’em, Gee Dub. We’ll all look forward to it.
In case you missed it, here’s the link for George’s blog.