Do you belong to a homeschool group? Maybe you belong to several. I belong to two, a Christian homeschool group, and a smaller group of more "open-minded" homeschoolers. I believe that both serve a very important purpose of supporting other homeschoolers and providing a social outlet for both children AND parents.
Both are groups of very nice families, but I must admit, I feel more comfortable with the smaller group. I should add that there are many families in the smaller group, that like myself, have Christian beliefs BUT somehow in the larger group I feel like everything I do or say is under a microscope. (plus, I do not do well in large groups) It's almost as if I do not quite live up to the standards of the Christian group. (at least to some of the people)
To me it makes more sense to have my children around a mix of people of different beliefs because isn't that how it is in the real world? When my kids grow up I hope they do have many friends with the same beliefs, BUT, I think it is really important to know how to relate to, and respect all people. I truly think that is how God wants us to be. He wants us to love our neighbor...not just the ones that believe exactly like we do. Does that makes sense to anyone else?