I have a friend who accuses me of this. That I hangout only with people who think as I do, or that I only expose the kids to other atheist, or people who think as we do...
And I have to laugh!
What must happen is that I mention being in a group of all atheists or freethinking people whenever we are, somehow, in a group where atheists are in the majority. It's absolutely noteworthy to mention it because it's rare. Exceedingly rare. And nice.
The thing is that this claim (or is it an accusation?) by this friend of mine is another way for people to express their underlying disapproval. Message received..."Friend".
Think about it. Do you know Christians or other believers who comment on their lovely time with their Christian friends? Are they, then accused of hanging out only with people who think like they do? Not to mention the zillions of Christian homeschool families who isolate their kids from the real world...but I'm doing a disservice to my kids?! LOL
See. It's a total double standard and another sign of Christian privileged in this country. It's interesting thing is that when I comment thusly to my friend she states her concern that she is just worried for the kids, that they are not learning to live in this Christian culture. HA.
Other atheist and freethinking parents,
please, in the comments, set my friend straight.