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Re: Comment 5 by godzillatemple

I confess: I punted when my younger daughter (now 16) went through the same phase at about age 6. (I don't remember this coming up with my older daughter.) I went the "Well, some people believe in heaven" route without explicitly stating what I personally thought the truth was, and just waited it out. (I don't remember her asking me point blank what I myself believed, but I would have answered truthfully if she had.) It absolutely broke my heart to watch what she was going through emotionally.

Like papa lazaru in comment 9, I always left it up to my children to make up their own minds about such things, while being completely forthright in expressing my own beliefs. While they both turned out atheists, it wasn't that long ago that my younger daughter expressed sadness about this life being all that she has.

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:15:51 UTC | #937073