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← How to handle the God issue with my five-year-old son

MotherLodeBeth's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by MotherLodeBeth

How about simply explaining that his peers may change their minds later on as they become better schooled? Or simply tell him that you don't personally believe in a God, and why, so that when a peer talks about God he can share his views, even if he is a child?

Having read Joseph Campbell's book the power of myth, this helped me better explain stories in the Bible, much like the morals in stories like fables that teach a lesson about being good, honest, ethical etc.

Letting a child know that one need not be in a religion to be a good person is also important.

Sat, 24 Sep 2011 03:45:01 UTC | #874671