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Which Religion Did You Choose For Your Babe?

According to E! News Baby Bratman, son of songstress Christina Aguilera and her hubbie, Jordan Bratman had his bris, at their Beverly Hills home yesterday.

The celeb parents kept in tune with typical Jewish tradition, as Max Liron was eight days old during the ceremony. Since Christina is said to be Roman Catholic and Jordan is Jewish, we wonder if the couple will raise their son in one religion or both.

Many parents are faced with a religious decision once they welcome a lil one into the world. What did you do?


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miriama59 miriama59 9 years
No religion for my children. They can grow up and make their own choices.
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
Most definitely, I'd have to raise my child as Catholic, but I see nothing wrong with educating them to understand other religions.
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i'm not a mommy yet but i think exposing your child to different religions is as beautiful as exposing your child to different cultures
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
Religion is "ritualistic" and that 's to earn righteousness. For me, I will instill discipline to a child that only leads to God. That's not religion. That's a way of life--trust, love and faith in God through knowing that Christ died for us--the only way of life.
graterfinn graterfinn 9 years
hubby is an agnostic jew and i'm agnostic who was raised baptist. our kids are being raised jewish (yes, they can still be jewish even though i'm not in reform judaism.) they know that we don't believe in god and someday when they are older, they can choose to study judaism as their religion or not. if we don't give them the opportunity to do that from birth it would become more difficult for them to do so later. like i told my grandma, "if a person is born jewish and grows up and doesn't believe in god, he's still a jew, but if a christian grows up and doesn't believe in god they are no longer a christian." being a jew is more than a religion. it is a culture like someone said before. i would feel remiss to let my kids miss out on that. that said, we do celebrate christmas and easter in a secular way b/c that was the way it was for me growing up.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
My husband and I are both the same religion so we are raising our daughter that way. I say if both parents are religious then raise them with both faiths as best as you can and if it happens that one parents is not that religious but the other is then the child should be raised in that religion.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
We're both traditional, practicing Catholics. It was very important to both of us that we not only marry within our faith, but raise our children as such. I would not be compatible overall with someone of another faith, as Catholicism is a huge part of who I am. So it was a no-brainer.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
Neither of us is particularly religious but both came from families with Christian backgrounds. We plan for our little fella to know the ins and outs of many different religions and outlooks - and, most importantly, to know general right from wrong and be a genuinely good person.
darlene darlene 9 years
we're both the same religion so thats a good thing
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I was raised going to church, but my boyfriend was not. We have talked about it and what will probably happen is the children will attend church with me (if he isn't going at that time). I go to a non-denominational church, hopefully by the time we have kids we will both be going.
Binky7 Binky7 9 years
In the Jewish religion, a child is considered to be Jewish if the mother is Jewish by birth or by an orthodox conversion. If a non-Jewish female marries a Jewish male, their child is not Jewish. Some intermarried couples decide to follow their partner's religion when making the decision on how to spiritually raise their child. No matter what they ultimately decide, the off spring of a non-Jewish mother can not be considered Jewish just by strictly adhering to customary Jewish tradtions....Chanukah, Passover, etc. On the flip side, if a non-Jewish male marries a Jewish female, then decides to raise their child outside the Jewish faith (Church services, Easter, Parochial school, etc.)their child is still recogized as Jewish. If a Jewish mother converts to another religion after having that child, the child would have to go through a separate conversion process to be recognized as anything but Jewish.
leelee2112 leelee2112 9 years
I don't have a kid, but I commented on what my parents did. My dad was raised as a Unitarian and my mom was raised as a Roman Catholic. My dad can't stand Catholicism, and my mom thought Unitarianism was too unstructured and flakey, or something. So in order to be able to both fully participate in the religious upbringing of myself and my siblings, they compromised, and raised us as Methodists. Woo compromise.
LittleAudrey LittleAudrey 9 years
I'm pretty sure they'll do both, because Xtina is a fan of Xmas. She'll want to do that with her son, I'm sure...
rgrl rgrl 9 years
Hubby and I are not religious, however the difference is I was brought to church as a child from time to time. He is completely uncomfortable in a church environment. Now that we have one child, my mom wanted to baptize him, and I agreed. So we baptized our son in a Romanian Orthodox church. I don't know if that means he is automatically Orthodox now. I do hope to raise him to be spiritual... so in my case children gave me a reason to think about my faith a little more and as he grows I have some decisions to make as to how to discuss things with him... as I'm not really sure myself.
juju4 juju4 9 years
With Judaism, I feel it is a little different. Judaism tends to be more like a tribe...sometimes it is considered an ethnicity, a religion, or group of people with similar traditions. There are many people that consider themselves Jewish but do not practice organized religion, just as there are people that were babtized and consider themselves Christian but don't go to church or I know that when we have children, my husband and I will pass down these traditions. I think ANY type of tradition (religious or otherwise) is very healthy for children.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I have a friend that is christian and her husband is jewish. They celebrate Haunamas a cross between christmas and hanukkah. They plan on teaching their children the best aspects of both, probably a bit more on the jewish side. I'm glad I don't have to worry about this as much!
Mykie7 Mykie7 9 years
Mykie7 Mykie7 9 years
My husband and I do not practice a "traditional" faith, rather we read the King James Bible at home and teach the kids from that. If when they get older they decide to join an organized religion, it will be wholly their decision. I think it's wrong to force your beliefs on a child just because that's how YOU were raised. To us, this is a very personal and profound choice, and NO one should be able to make it FOR you. I was raised being told to be Baptist, and my husband to be Catholic. We both had very real, very deep misgivings about the things EACH religion taught. Rather than try to change the religions, we decided that we are "Christian" together, and follow the path through the bible, not what a church has interpreted the bible to mean.
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
My husband isn't very religious and I am so it wasn't a problem with us deciding to raise our son Catholic.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Just curious for any Jewish and Catholic parents. How do you raise children to be Jewish and Catholic? Is it very confusing for the child? My friends may do this so I was just wondering.
wakeupandora wakeupandora 9 years
i think it would be an extremely difficult union to be of different religions especially when deciding what to practice!
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