Yes they should be able to favor one religion in a divorce dispute
Each parent should be allowed to expose the child to their respective faiths
The court should butt out of disputes of a religious nature
The parents should have thought of this ahead of time.
Other, please explain
The child should be the one to decide. If the child is too young to choose, both parents should be allowed to expose the child to their respective religion until the child is deemed old enough to make the choice them self.
Baptisms and other religious traditions should be postponed until the child chooses his or her religion.
Kids aren't mature enough to choose a religion especially when each parent has a different religon and the kid is being forced to choose one parent or the other. It's the parents' job to make wise decisions to ensure that their children are well-adjusted.
Do you also think the child should choose what parent he wants to live with when his parents get a divorce?
Wait until the child is finished socializing into society so that they can choose for themselves how they will be socialized into society while growing up....you're not making any sense here.....but at least you aren't one the parents who ****ed up this child's life.
I have a 5 year old child who is a determined atheist, despite many christian influences coming from his immediate and extended family. There is no possible way I could have chosen that for him. It is simply impossible since I do not possess mind control powers.
I think children should have input into the decision of which parent to live with. When my parent split up when I was in the 3rd grade, I was allowed to take part in those sorts of decisions. If my wife and I split up and my kids expressed a desire to either live with me or her, I would honor that decision.
Five year olds aren't mature enough to decide if they believe in God or not.
Last edited by tacomancer; 04-25-10 at 12:02 AM.
I'm curious to hear your 5 year old's reasoning for not believing in God.