Humanism for Parents: Parenting without Religion by Sean P. Curley

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Stars: ****

I received this book for review from the author. It is another book published by I read this book for the Spirituality Challenge too (or lack of Spirituality.)

If you don’t know, Humanists are people who use science to guide their lives, not faith. Some may believe in the existence of God and many do not but even if they do, they do not let the possibility of a God tell them how to live their life. I didn’t know much about Humanists before reading this book but I learned a lot in the chapter explaining Humanism.

There were two problems I had with the book which is what is stopping me from giving this book a 5 star rating. In the book, the website beliefnet is said to be a Christian site. This is not true.

Also, it is said that the Koran says to kill infidels. While it technically does say that, there is more to it than that. Check out this site and this site (read ALL answers).

Another book I’m reading right now, Spiritual Parenting is similar in that it’s about raising children without a specific religion although not necessarily Humanist but the difference between the two books is striking. I’ll go into more detail in the review of that book but it’s supposed to be about not raising in any certain religion yet it mentions the different religions and aspects of them constantly. Humanism for Parents is also more clear-cut and easy to understand. It’s a small book at 87 pages but it packs a lot of punch.

I’m very glad I got to review this book and even though I’m Pagan and am raising my children as such, there are some great points and ideas in this book that I can use too.

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