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← Belief in God found in decline

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I am older, and as a result much wiser, so I ditched religion. I was much more scared of dying when I was a child.

I was showing my five year old daughter a youtube video of the stars and how our own sun will one day run out of fuel and blow up like a balloon to engulf the inner planets and so forth. She loved the pictures of space and seeing the planets, but a few hours later she came to me upset saying she didn't want to be swallowed up the the sun! So yes even young children seem to have a distinct fear of death, and to be honest I didn't think showing her pictures of space would have scared her. She is happy now that I told her this won't happen for billions of years or - a long long long long time and she prefers to understand it.

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:16:01 UTC | #935670