I Passed On Our Belief To Amber

I guess it depends on how u define religion. Is it a belief, a passion, a philosoph, an idea - depends.

We taught our religion to Amber. As a belief and as an idea for living. When she died, it gave us comfort. It gave her comfort also, until she slipped into her coma. I am sure Jesus heard me when I  her plugged pulled on her life support.

We believe she waits for us at the end of our road. We believe she is with Jesus now.

The man who killed her was practicing his religion. It came in a bottle.

We have forgiven him - as much as we can.

I miss our little girl.

I wish I could hold her hand again.

I wish she would she was here.

But I know If I wait long enough, I will be with her again.

retiredfather retiredfather
61-65, M
10 Responses Feb 12, 2010


Sorry to hear about what happened to Amber, I pray God give you strength to deal with each day, Only God knows why, the rain falls on the righteous and unrighteous and the sun shines on them both.<br />
I am so sorry for your loss.

Dear retired mom:<br />
The name of the group is "I Think Indoctrinating Children With Religion Is Child Abuse" It was not called jesus held my little girls hand as she left this earth. It was not called my dead child has an imaginary friend named jesus.<br />
This site was and is an atheist perspective on the effects of brain washing as applied by parents who teach their children myths as facts.<br />
I can only assume in his grief retired father wandered into this site with the hopes of prostleitizing a few of us with his dead daughter stories. It failed.<br />
As for your outrage, might I suggest you go to a pro Sarah Palin site and begin a blog on the evils of the NRA and see the responce. You might then understand how his blog was viewed by us.<br />
As for ER experiances, I know of devout christians who spent their last moments of life begging their god not to torture them for all eternity now that the end was neigh

Trouble shooter - u hit the nail on the head "Inappropriate" Correct, that's what u r.<br />
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This man in grieving. u feel this is an invasion of ur site, too bad.<br />
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U have spoken like a true atheist - uncompassionate.<br />
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Godfree - I am not suprised of ur hatred toward Retiredfather. SOP for atheists?<br />
Negative reception because it disagrees with ur opinion.<br />
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The fundamental basis that athiests have for thier opinion is the basis on their disagreement or disapproval for other beliefs.<br />
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An athiests has no basis for their belief except hatred toward people who belief in their's.<br />
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Attention Seeking Behavior - whether the attention is positive or negative?<br />
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How's Uncle Adolph?<br />
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Retiredfather has done more in the advancement of abnormal behavior than few teachers in his field. U could give him a little space in his time of trouble. People of normal intelligence would have. But not the righteous, know all, and unapproachable, (and shall I state) " Holier than thou"<br />
aetheist.<br />
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I have held the hands of several "atheist" in ER who cried out for God in their final moments.<br />
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Silence is Golden<br />
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Duct tape is Silver.<br />
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Invest ur time in both.

Ur not interested. I am a behavorial pischologist. I know how to read peoples words.<br />
I know sinceriti when I see it.<br />
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I do not see it coming from u.<br />
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I am grieving.<br />
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Have some respect and leave me alone.<br />
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Amber's birthdai was April 10th.

You came to an atheist web site, said you pushed jesus down your kids throat and then tell me to respect you. I think not.<br />
By the way, since your daughter is in the loving arms of your god, why do you mourn?<br />
I mourn when someone I know dies because I will never see or speak to them again, but you plan a family reunion in a short time.<br />
Also, I would not ask if I did not want to hear your answers

I would answer if I thought u were interested. Which u are not.To question a person in grief shows a great lack of sensitiviti.It is our business. I don't question ur beliefs.Have reapect for ours.

Of course we grieve for you, the loss of a loved one is nightmarish.<br />
But as for the context of this site, you say it brought comfort to he to think jesus was waiting, I must ask, what type of christianity did you teach her? Did you teach her that jesus gentle and mild would welcome her but that he would condemn 70% of the world to eternal damnation, suffering and writhing in torment?<br />
Before she died did you instruct her in the christianity that believes in talking snakes and a universe that is only 6000 years old? Did you teach her that man came from dirt by an almighty creator who then made her sex as an afterthought?<br />
Did you make sure she knew that she was to be subordinate to her future husband and to keep silent in your churches.<br />
Did she know that until the day she was "saved" god viewed her as a vile, putrid thing, no better then waste?<br />
What kind of christianity did you teach her?

When one takes time to answer on a strangers' pain - those are words of comfort.<br />
Thank uo for ur time. Sometime, maibe I can help u.

I can't begin to imagine your pain. I have no words that will come near to taking away any of what you must be feeling, except to say that I am terribly sorry for your loss.