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Well, it was bound to happen.

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A little girl told my 5 year old daughter that she is going to hell for not believing in god. My daughter only goes to kindy for 2 hours a day because I don't want her exposed to wackos like this and of course it happens anyway. Sigh, I thought she would be a bit older. I'm very proud of her though as she stood her ground and said, "That is fine for you to believe but I don't believe it." This is the second time this particular girl has brought the subject of God and Jesus up with my daughter. I have told her that next time if the girl presists she needs to go to the teacher. Honestly I think my husband and I were more upset than she was. He was ready to pull her from school all together and I was ready to call the girl's parents.Poor brainwashed little tot. Why can't they keep their religious ravings at home? I would be appalled if my daughter started trying to convert the other children.Anyone else have experience with this? "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, prehaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." -Henry David Thoreau
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I think you're just going to have to let her deal with this, for the most part, on her own. You can't shield her from this sort of thing completely, and she's more likely to figure out good strategies for deflating that sort of situation if she's left to deal with it on her own. With kids that young, probably the easiest way to end that little debate is just to say that you don't believe the same ting. The fundie in training is probably too young to know how to deal with that -- she probably hasn't given any thought to the idea that someone could believe differently.
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Wow, interesting problem you have. One of these days I'm going to be faced with the same situation so please keep us posted on how you handle things.
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"That is fine for you to believe but I don't believe that." Is daughter's standard answer. She also says, "Can we change the subject." This one particular girl just won't stop. It is so sad to me that this child even thinks about hell. I remember being five and believing that I was going to hell. So not cool. I used to cry and beg forgiveness of god. Yesterday I was angry now I'm just sad for this little girl. "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, prehaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." -Henry David Thoreau
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Honestly, sounds to me like your daughter has it covered.
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