Cool thread idea.
I had a really strange upbringing, my parents were really strict and really lax at the same time. I posted about them in the vent thread once but I think it fits here more.
Basically my parents homeschooled me and my siblings for religious reasons. They never told us why exactly, when I was a kid I thought it was because schools taught evolution but now as an adult I'm pretty sure it had to do with sex education. They were really strict about what we could watch. We weren't allowed to watch any thing with magic in it, so no princess movies (cinderella, pocahauntas, snow white etc) or other kids movies with magic (pinocchio, sword in the stone etc). However, we were allowed to watch it if there was some kind of loophole, like we were allowed to watch pagemaster because it was imagination(I think?) and alice in wonderland because it was a dream.
But we were exposed to violent media way younger and my parents didn't seem to have a huge problem with it. When I was a little kid I played Castle Wolfenstein 3D, which has really bad graphics but still… you're going through a castle shooting Nazis. And there's this one level where you fight zombies, and my mom said that at first she wasn't okay with it because she thought they made the zombies with occult magic, but then was okay with it after she found out the zombies were made with science. Like…. okay.
They totally dropped the ball on homeschooling us and didn't teach us hardly anything beyond reading and writing and basic math. No history, science, or anything else I can think of, Idk what the fuck kids learn in normal school. They didn't even instill basic hygiene habits in us (I didn't know that you were supposed to change your underwear every day until I was like 18). The only things they really bothered to teach us were things relating to the bible/religion and the only time we got socialized was when we went to church. My parents never talked to us about sex, or almost any non superficial topic that wasn't religion, and now I feel really weird talking about these things as an adult. And what's funny is that my parents have a shit ton of old books and a lot of them are Christian "how to talk to your kids about sex" books. The only few times sex ever came up it was just "don't have sex til you're married or you'll go to hell".
And almost all of my memories of church are extremely negative because every time we went to church all thPost too long. Click here to view the full text.