Posts Tagged: CNN iReport

After 650,000 Page Views, CNN Decides Atheist Mom Is Okay After All

An atheist mom's blog post on was so controversial—imagine being a mother and not teaching your child to worship Jesus—that editors nearly removed the offending material. But the Texas mom's reasons for raising her Texan child without religion "struck a chord," meaning it went viral on the Internet. Some 650,000 page views later, there was a change of heart at Maybe an atheist mom should be allowed to keep her child, after all.

This week, she gained a whole new audience and the reassurance that she's not alone. Her essay on CNN iReport, “Why I Raise My Children Without God,” drew 650,000 page views, the [...]


The Difficult Decision Of Virtual Parenthood

"As for me, I can't really figure it out. I did make my avatar look pregnant and go travelling around to see if people noticed, I didn't have the scripted text with the baby talk, so no one took much notice, but it didn't feel right for me. I think I'll stick with my virtual Siamese kitten Max, he sleeps anywhere without the need of a cot or a buggy and runs around without me looking after him, but maybe I'm the exception to the rule, because there are plenty of SL shops doing very well in the baby business! It must be that human instinct that people want to [...]