I believe children are provided with information and given choice at a later age. What our culture does is teach man-made religion and children are conditioned to believe what their parents believe and some are never taught to question it.
I have been to different denominations to see what they all had in common. They all believed in God and defined God as universal love. Love. And it's an innate behavior.
I lived across the street from a family when I was in the fourth grade whose father was in the Air Force just like my father. I was told their father was an athiest. At the time, I did not know the full meaning of the term. I will tell you he was the nicest man. Naturally, after they moved, I often wondered what his children would believe.
Sometimes I wonder if we have some preconceived notion that it's okay to judge people based on what they believe or don't believe. I'm here to share that no matter what people believe on ANY subject, we judge.
I don't like cheese. And yet when I was 10 years old, my teacher would not let me get up from the table until I ate it all gone. It took two pints of milk to swallow it whole, but I did it.
Never force a like, a habit, or a belief on a child just because it's your belief. Give them room, in time, to decide what they like, what belief system they want to embrace, and what values they want to embrace. Be the influence that teaches positive outcomes.
Some people believe we are forms of energy. Does that make them bad people? Some people believe we return to dust. If that's what they believe, why isn't that okay? I really think that some parents do force their own beliefs onto their children. I think it's natural to take young children to Sunday School to help provide a foundation, but when they start asking you questions, be prepared to answer them without your own personal emotional reflections. Give them historical facts and give them choice.