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PostSubject: Children need to know......   Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:19 pm

Neale's God are of the opinion that violence is the actual crime and sex should not be so hushed about. He says that if we had our thinking in order we would have crime ratings on movies and have the sexy parts free for the whole family.I understand that he is referring to movies with sexual content and NOT pornography.

Now we often talk about many things in life but these are "Not for the children" and often I hear "What if the children were to see this?" I would like to hear your views on this.

I believe that my children are my friends and I treat them as such. I would rather be honest with them than to have them feel betrayed later. I also believe that they can "feel" when they are not included and it makes them feel out or alien. So for that reason too, I discuss anything in front of them and sometimes clear things up or put them into perspective after the guests leave.

If polygamy makes sense to me and we are having a relitively objective discussion or debate on it I don't care when they are present or not. When the world changes and I have come to learn that the stuff that was taught to me does not serve anymore then what would be my reason in still enforcing it? Its impractical and illogical unless I want my children to spend the first half of their lives in confusion.

How do others feel about it?

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PostSubject: Re: Children need to know......   Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:42 am

I think I agree with you on that one. It was always a topic hushed about when I was a child and it made me feel very alienated - like it was a bad thing to be a child, you can't participate in 'adult discussions'. It's like when you walk into a room and topics get hushed.

Subjects like polygamy aren't hard to explain in my opinion, there are a few religions which allows this (such as Mormons - the Church of Latter Day Saints). I think knowing things like this sooner encourages them to mature, but still keep their childhood rather than being 'forced to grow up' all of a sudden (e.g. when they hit High School/Junior school... there are other names, not sure what they are called - the school they arrive at around 12 years old).

I think that, so long as the children aren't crude about topics, then there is no harm to it. Unless it is a topic which may scar a child (such as rape), which only really comes up in conversation if it has happened in your local area, is on the news, or has happened to somebody you know. I just feel a bit protective about that one topic around children.
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