I recently had a friend ask me - with true interest, not in a judging way - what sources we use for inspiration and guidance if we do not follow the teachings of religion. She was wondering where my children will turn for support and comfort if they do not have a religious leader or god.
There are so many ways to answer this question - it felt overwhelming. I took the easy way out and gave a generic answer about "many sources" - not that it's not a truthful answer. Just easy.
It made me wonder if other secular homeschoolers are faced with the same or similar question. And it made me even more curious to their answers - do they take the simple, easy way and give a short-and-sweet answer? Do they delve into it, siting examples and providing quotations? Or do they land somewhere in between? Is it situation dependent?