Many are born into their faith and often do not have a chance to explore other faith and religion. Although some have changed their religious belief when they grow up, but this is a handful of people only.
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Thank you for that answer Tom. Even I as an adult still try to make sense of all the spiritual and religious stuff.
We all need interpret what is presented to us. And sooner or later we begin to understand.
It must have been a wonderful experience to have a very open minded parents. I do hope you have found what your spirit is looking for. I am a Christian and have found comfort in the teachings found in the Bible.
Scaring kids with the wrath of God will definitely leave a mark. They should have gone with love or the promise of eternal love life or something else. Sorry you had to go through that.
Religious nut may seem too much but some are really overdoing it to a fault. In the past people know the teachings by heart. But now a days many believers hardly know what their faith us all about. Thus many mislead instead of helping others.
Thank you for your insights. Values do help mold the young minds and character. Parents must be active on this.
Well said will rovers. Unfortunately not everyone has this same faith in the Word of God. As a Christian I do hope more will realize their role in bringing people closer to God.
I have to read that hub.
Hello Jacqui, I am glad that you talk to your child about the Bible and spirituality. My daughter is four and we allow her to explore topics on spirituality on her own. But we do guide her so she will understand fully.
She must be a sweet grandma. My grandma was a devout Catholic and a real Christian. She lived a life with God in her heart and was loved in our community. She never pushed us into the church but she was a good example for us to follow.
The Bible does say that parents must lead their families towards the Christian teachings.
There is truth in that David. Most of us cling on to the values Ns teachings that we grew up with.
Hi Michaela, it is sad to know that Christianity was not able to provide you with the spiritual direction. Thank you for sharing your experience on the topic. Will you do the same as your parents did regarding your choice of faith?
I chose a religion different from my parents' when I was only 8 or 9. As I grew up my beliefs changed again. I don't know that a child can pick a religion & understand it well enough to never question it, but I don't know that adults can either t
The question was to learn more about how parents see their role as a spiritual guide for their children. As you may have read in the comments some parents will allow them to choose while others will guide their children.
Yes, Madal. You're right. When it's a child (and that can go all the way to 12, 13 ...then it is all silly. Like trying to opt out of responsibility, which includes teaching loving values of course, like all scriptures.
Believe it or not you can teach good values without pushing religion on your children.
Lol, thank you for adding a few more characters to reach the minimum count.
Most 10 year old kids I know still can't decide what cartoon to watch. But you are right that most parents decide what religion kids have to follow.
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