Raising Our Children … Without God?

Well, an article that recently appeared on CNN’s website tried to defend raising children in an atheistic worldview. The author, a mother of two children, listed a number of objections to a belief in God and explained why she believes raising our children “without God” is better for them. So AiG research assistant Steve Golden replied, and this response has been posted to the AiG website as today’s lead article.

The article begins as follows:

We live in a culture that is shaking its fist in rebellion against God. More and more, people in our society are choosing to abandon the Bible as the ultimate authority and embrace the self-centered, godless philosophies that the Apostle Paul warns about in Colossians 2:8:

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

One of these deceitful philosophies is atheism. And in today’s culture, the atheistic worldview is being pushed not only to adults, but also to our children. At Answers in Genesis, we chose the theme for the next two years “Standing Our Ground, Rescuing Our Kids.” Why? Because secularists know that if they can win the hearts and minds of just one generation, they will win the culture.

In a recent article titled “Why I Raise My Children Without God,” the guest writer (who remains anonymous), a mother of two teenagers, explains why she no longer tells her children about God.1She lists a series of objections to believing in God and attempts to defend them, and she directly states the intent of secularists to capture the coming generation: “We are creating the next generation of kids, and there is a wave of young agnostics, atheists, free thinkers and humanists rising up.” Sadly, the point of her article is to share her atheistic views and how they have affected her parenting, in the hope of influencing others in a similar way.

I urge you to read the rest of Steve’s commentary—and to sincerely pray for this woman and her children.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

Ken