"I don't believe in Heaven."
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20-03-2013, 08:29 PM (This post was last modified: 20-03-2013 08:40 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: "I don't believe in Heaven."
(20-03-2013 07:01 PM)Peanut Wrote:  I was reading my son a story from Where the Sidewalk Ends just a little bit ago. It was called "Paul Bunyan." ... He says simply, "I don't believe in heaven."...I paused and looked from side to side. (Not sure why I did that...) I said, "Really? Well, why do you say you don't believe?"

"Because I just don't, mom."

Girly says you get to define heaven all by yoself little brother.

(20-03-2013 07:01 PM)Peanut Wrote:  "Good for you. Don't let people bully you." *Gives a big frickin hug* ... He didn't even know that I didn't believe. My little precious came up with his own belief. This is awesome.

I wouldn't worry 'bout Peanut offspring being bullied, I'd keep an eye out for him becoming a metaphysical bully. ... It's precocious to realize that shit at 6 yo.Big Grin

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20-03-2013, 08:57 PM
RE: "I don't believe in Heaven."
(20-03-2013 07:56 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  That's what I'm saying. Drinking Beverage
Alright, then. So... How do you intend to "teach him how to fight?" Consider


(20-03-2013 08:29 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I wouldn't worry 'bout Peanut offspring being bullied, I'd keep an eye out for him becoming a metaphysical bully. ... It's precocious to realize that shit at 6 yo.Big Grin
I know, right? I don't want him to bully others, either. I want him to be confident in his beliefs and be able to defend himself in a respectable manner when someone tries to convince him he's going to go to hell for not believing.

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20-03-2013, 09:32 PM
RE: "I don't believe in Heaven."
Well, you clearly know how to raise a kid. Smile
Awesome, congrats on the little skeptic.

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20-03-2013, 09:45 PM
RE: "I don't believe in Heaven."
(20-03-2013 08:57 PM)Peanut Wrote:  
(20-03-2013 08:29 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I wouldn't worry 'bout Peanut offspring being bullied, I'd keep an eye out for him becoming a metaphysical bully. ... It's precocious to realize that shit at 6 yo.Big Grin
I know, right? I don't want him to bully others, either. I want him to be confident in his beliefs and be able to defend himself in a respectable manner when someone tries to convince him he's going to go to hell for not believing.

Think little dude might already have shit figured out. Yes

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20-03-2013, 09:58 PM
RE: "I don't believe in Heaven."
(20-03-2013 08:57 PM)Peanut Wrote:  
(20-03-2013 07:56 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  That's what I'm saying. Drinking Beverage
Alright, then. So... How do you intend to "teach him how to fight?" Consider

Same way I taught my brother how to swim. Tongue

Nah, honestly, if he were my son, I'd tell him that no matter what; he has an innate right to defend himself by whatever means necessary to neutralize the threat. No more, and no less. Then, when he's old enough, I'd teach him about physical weaknesses and vulnerable target-areas. I'd teach him how to assess his opponent's abilities (for example: the tricep and pectoral muscles are used primarily in punching actions, so small tri's and pec's mean a weak punch) and how to exploit them to his advantage. I'd also teach him how to defend others if necessary. I'd teach him how long it takes for a person to pass out from a forearm to the juggular and the specific pressure points lining the inside of the arm which, if struck in a specific order, will lead to a muscular-contraction failure on the part of his opponent. I'd teach him about which tendons to traumatize in order to force his opponent to drop a knife or firearm, and I'd teach him that if you take control of your opponent's air supply; you take control of his entire body.

Then I'd teach him why it's important - both ethically and legally - to use his knowledge responsibly and never employ more force than is necessary. I'd teach him about body language and gauging his opponent's intentions within as close a range as is possible; and how to dictate his own actions accordingly.

His mohawk is cute, but I'd make him earn it. Wink And as a result, he'd never get his head shoved in a toilet or cornered in the locker room and beaten with towels by his entire class. (Not that I'm biased or anything...)

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20-03-2013, 10:03 PM
RE: "I don't believe in Heaven."
Why woud anyone start now ?
The Hebrews did not believe in immortality.
St. Paul did not either, (for everyone).
Heaven/hell for eveyone is a later invention.
They never bother to tell people that in "Bible" class.

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20-03-2013, 10:33 PM
RE: "I don't believe in Heaven."
(20-03-2013 09:58 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  (Not that I'm biased or anything...)
"Biased?" Consider

Cool Big Grin

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20-03-2013, 10:44 PM
RE: "I don't believe in Heaven."
(20-03-2013 09:32 PM)Aspchizo Wrote:  Well, you clearly know how to raise a kid. Smile
Awesome, congrats on the little skeptic.
Why, thank you = )

I'll add that compliment to my "feel good, Ash. You're doing just fine in raising him" motivational quote arsenal Smile

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21-03-2013, 06:17 AM
RE: "I don't believe in Heaven."
Ah shucks, I thought I held the record by turning atheist at age 10. Your kid has me beat...
Good going!!!

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21-03-2013, 03:35 PM
RE: "I don't believe in Heaven."
(20-03-2013 07:01 PM)Peanut Wrote:  He didn't even know that I didn't believe. My little precious came up with his own belief. This is awesome.
I hate to rain on your parade but I doubt many child psychologists would agree with you. A six year old is probably incapable of critical thinking but they soak up information like a sponge. He probably did know you didn't believe. Somehow he learned his catechism and you've reinforced it with the reward of your approval.

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