Kelli Gorski is wondering how she’s going to talk to her daughter about these issues:
… when my daughter, Lulu, comes into contact with someone who tells her that a god is real and if she doesn’t believe she’ll go to hell, or when one of the kids in her class says to her that her kitty may have died but is in heaven, I know I have to say more than just “Oh, we don’t believe that, sweetie. Here, finish your dinner.”
So I ask the rational parents out there — all of you: atheists, theists, nontheists, and anyone in between — how have you handled a situation in which your child was confronted with faith as fact? What do you do? How do you explain it? What advice can you give other parents who really need some guidance on how to confront this problem?
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(Thanks to Julie for the link)