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Old 4th January 2020, 03:39 AM   #73
DOC
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Therapist says if you're an atheist you should lie to your kids about God.

Originally Posted by smartcooky View Post
If the parents are Greek atheists, should they lie to their children about the existence of Apollo, Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Ares, Athena, Artemis et al?

If the parents are Norse/German atheists, should they lie to their children about the existence Wōden, Odin, Thor, Freya, Rindr, Nerthuz, Hariasa, Loki et al?

I think this is the question RoboTimbo is asking, you know, the question you are avoiding.
Belief in the Greek and Roman gods eventually subsided as Christianity took hold in the Roman Empire. So it would seem better for those Greek and Norse parents to go with the Christian God.

Edited by Agatha:  This is an edited copy of the original post sent to AAH. On request, I have copied the post back into the thread with the off-topic material removed.

Last edited by Agatha; 4th January 2020 at 12:38 PM.
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