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Parent Asks How To Punish Son Who Doesn’t Want To Go To Church, Gets Hilarious Advice
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Parent Asks How To Punish Son Who Doesn’t Want To Go To Church, Gets Hilarious Advice

Some people see their children as mere extensions of themselves, and are positively outraged when they discover that the little bastards have somehow developed – (shock!) – opinions and beliefs contrary to their own.

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This parent appears to fall into this bracket. Seemingly baffled that their dearest son doesn’t share their own enthusiasm for spending precious Sunday hours trapped in the confines of a stuffy church, they took to Quora for advice on how to ‘punish’ the heretic for his astonishing renegade stance.

“My son told me he doesn’t want to go to church anymore,” they opined. “How can I punish him?” The responses were largely thoughtful and restrained, offering cautious advice on freedom of thought, and warnings against forcing religion on anyone. One response, however, took the cake. Offering the kind of sage wisdom that the likes of Homer Simpson would approve, the perfect punishment was suggested.

People had lots to comment on the suggested punishment.

Other people started sharing their own similar experiences.

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Savannah Robinson
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am a Christian and am strongly against any and all churches. A church is a business and the more people come to this realization, the better. Do not force your children or anyone for that matter to go to church. I have honestly never felt more uncomfortable anywhere than in a church. Punishing a child for not wanting to attend a church service will most likely result in that child resenting the church and the religion his or her parents practice.

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As an atheist, I am very impressed by your statement. It' s not the faith, it's the Organisation what causes the problems (not only Christian churches, but ALL religious organisations)

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Helena Ruth
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whether you believe in god(s) or religion or not, you should still try to be a kind respectful person (in my humble opinion)

Катерина Булатова
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would actually say FIRST become a kind a respectful person and then maybe and only maybe people will be willing to listen about your religious beliefs.

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Llamadrama
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Uhm, maybe you shouldn't force religion. I'm all for education and learning about/understanding religion. But you can't make someone believe. You either do or you don't.

Angie Chan
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yup, my mom constantly laments how she "made" my brother and I go to church as kids--sometimes multiple times a week...so we SHOULD have been Christian as adults! She doesn't understand why...and I am done explaining.

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Savannah Robinson
Community Member
4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am a Christian and am strongly against any and all churches. A church is a business and the more people come to this realization, the better. Do not force your children or anyone for that matter to go to church. I have honestly never felt more uncomfortable anywhere than in a church. Punishing a child for not wanting to attend a church service will most likely result in that child resenting the church and the religion his or her parents practice.

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As an atheist, I am very impressed by your statement. It' s not the faith, it's the Organisation what causes the problems (not only Christian churches, but ALL religious organisations)

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Helena Ruth
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whether you believe in god(s) or religion or not, you should still try to be a kind respectful person (in my humble opinion)

Катерина Булатова
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would actually say FIRST become a kind a respectful person and then maybe and only maybe people will be willing to listen about your religious beliefs.

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Llamadrama
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Uhm, maybe you shouldn't force religion. I'm all for education and learning about/understanding religion. But you can't make someone believe. You either do or you don't.

Angie Chan
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yup, my mom constantly laments how she "made" my brother and I go to church as kids--sometimes multiple times a week...so we SHOULD have been Christian as adults! She doesn't understand why...and I am done explaining.

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