I am a Muslim and my husband a Christian, what religion should my baby be?

@eashoor (307)
Canada
July 15, 2007 5:35pm CST
Though it is an anal question and I fully know to give my children the right and freedom to choose their own path in life including what religion to practice but I just wanted to see what people had to say. Please avoid racist remarks, thank you
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8 responses
• United States
23 Jun 10
Your children should be SAVED. If you truly believe that Jesus Christ is the way, the Truth, and the Life, pray for your husband and children to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. You're right, is their choice and the greatest, most precious and powerful thing you can do for them is show them the love of Christ while giving them the free will and choice that God has given us. I hope your husband will one day know who Jesus really is. Jesus is more than a teacher, more than a healer, more than an ordinary man. :) Jesus is the Son of God. There is evidence of His resurrection!:)Such amazing historical analysis and findings! There are many great books that lay out the abundant evidence of the resurrection. Reading "More Than A Carpenter" by Josh McDowell would be a great start. May they know you are Christian by your love. May you know He is the One true way by His love for you and revelation of Himself to you. God Bless.
• United States
23 Jun 10
Your children should be SAVED. If you truly believe that Jesus Christ is the way, the Truth, and the Life, pray for your husband and children to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. You're right, is their choice and the greatest, most precious and powerful thing you can do for them is show them the love of Christ while giving them the free will and choice that God has given us. I hope your husband will one day know who Jesus really is. Jesus is more than a teacher, more than a healer, more than an ordinary man. Jesus is the Son of God. There is evidence of His resurrection!:)Such amazing historical analysis and findings! There are many great books that lay out the abundant evidence of the resurrection. Reading "More Than A Carpenter" by Josh McDowell would be a great start. May they know you are Christian by your love. May you know He is the One true way by His love for you and revelation of Himself to you. God Bless.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Your child should be what ever religion it chooses.
@Galena (9120)
16 Jul 07
ultimately it's up to each individual what their religion is, so in the long run, you as parents won't be the one to choose. the best approach is to include them in both parents beleifs and practices, but always to let them know that people all over the world beleive in lots of different things, and there is no proof who is right, so they have to think for themself, and decide what they think the truth really is. that truth might be one of your religions, another one altogether, or even none at all. if you equip them with an enquiring mind, so they feel free in questioning and thinking, and tech them to respect the beleifs of all religions, then they will be a well rounded individual, able to make their own spiritual choices.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
15 Jul 07
If I was in that sitution I would would just agree to expose my child(ren) to both practices and give them the freedom to chose which path to follow. To me that just seems like the easiest solution. I have heard of couples who have agreed that their sons will be raised with the husband's religion and the girls with the wife's religion or vice-versa. While I do see the logic behind this I think it could create more confusion than necessary. As it is, I'm not extremely religious but would define myself as a Christian if I had to. My s/o is not anything and generally is against believing in anything. he has agreed to let our son go to a Christian based preschool but is uncomfortable with having them taught anything else. It makes it very difficult to come to any kind of compromise. As long as you and your husband can agree to compromise, i think your children will be well adjusted.
• Kottayam, India
15 Jul 07
Hindu or Sikh
• United States
15 Jul 07
I was raised baptist and my husband catholic. I am not in favor of catholocism so I would prefer my kids wouldnt choose catholocism However we are not affiliated with any church at this point. My children are taught bible stories, right from wrong, kindness and the basic 10 commandments. They are still very young and if they ever choose to wish to attend church services I would respect their right to do so.
@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
15 Jul 07
I have an officemate with the same situation as yours. What she did was that she gave the child the exposure and the culture of both worlds. The kid knows christian and muslim prayers and both cultures and language as well. They have agreed on that area and when the child is old enough to decide which path to take.