English Composition II
11 February 2015
What I believe in (Raising Children)
I believe raising children is special. Raising children is really important. Also I think I would be very proud of raising children specially my own children. "What should I do?", is the question many parents are asking when wondering if they should raise their kids in a faith-based community. Yes, you would think that it's a simple yes or no answer. The truth is that there is much more reasoning behind the yes or no that parents ultimately decides. There are many reasons for either decision, all of which make sense in their own way. If you decide that yes you should raise them in a faith -based community, it does have its benefits. Faith-based communities teach important values in life such as caring, self-dependence, and many life morals. It helps to teach the kids to help the community and even reach out and help others. Raising your child in a faith-based community should not be done because the negative effects far out weigh the positives.
I believe that raising your sons or daughters in a community based on faith is not something that should be done. Yes religion and what you believe in is an important part of life. I don't think that it is something that your child should be brought into at such a young age. For one thing, at a young age no children really knows why they are there nor do they really want to be there. They would rather have free time hanging out with friends, instead of being in a church or whatever place of worship you attend, two to three times a week. Second, in some cases, not all, it causes "the fear of God" which is very scary to a kid of young age. Third, at a young age kids hate to feel pressured and if you raise them in a faith-based community they are going to feel pressured by the situation. Finally, to raise them in a community of faith, of your choosing, is almost forcing a religion upon them. I believe that...
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