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OPINION: Was it right to raise a child free of religion?

Toronto writer and mother Julie Green wonders whether raising her son religion free was the right decision.
Should you include religion in your child's life? (Paul Palmeter/CBC)
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Toronto writer Julie Green was raised a Catholic, and so was her husband. So when their son was born, it would be a natural to raise him Catholic as well. But, the couple decided to raise their son without religion. And now, Julie's wondering if that was the right decision.  

Mostly, I fear that skipping out on my son's religious education makes me a selfish mother. In time, will he grow to resent the omission? Or maybe, in leaving the slate blank, we've given him the greatest gift of all... choice.- Julie Green

Click the play button above to hear Julie's thoughts and doubts on raising her son religion-free.

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