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Parenting Beyond Belief, 2nd Edition by Dale McGowan

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TEACHING KIDS TO YAWN ATCOUNTERFEIT WONDER

DALE McGOWAN

A lot of people believe that you can’t experience wonder without religious faith. The life of a person without supernatural beliefs is thought by some to be cold, sterile, and devoid of any sense of wonder.

If that were the case, this book would have to sound the alarm. Childhood is our first and best chance to revel in wonder. If parenting without religion meant parenting without wonder, I might just say to heck with reality.

Funny, though, how often I’ve experienced something that seemed an awful lot like wonder, and it never had even a pinch of religion in it. I always found the biblical version of wonder rather flat and hollow, even as a kid. It never moved me even as metaphor, rendered ...

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