Discussing hell with young children

Discussing hell with young children

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AnswersPlease

Huntington, WV

#1 Dec 2, 2012
How do you feel about people discussing hell with your young child?

What if you that person tells your child that if you are bad you go to hell with the devil and burn forever?

What if they tell your child that if they go to hell they will never see their grandparents in heaven?

What if you have different views than the person influencing your child?

What if you are agnostic?

Do you think young children are concrete thinkers?

Do you think this is a form of mental abuse?
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Since: May 12

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#2 Dec 3, 2012
I view a belief in heaven, hell, devil, spirits, souls etc is a personal preference/faith. I also view faith as an action word and not a noun.

So, I think you could almost ask the same questions of going to church and taking your children to church.

If its what you feel strong about you should share your beliefs with your children as far as others children that should be up to those parents.

My values, beliefs and faith came from my upbringing and what I was "taught" by my parents.

I was not FORCED to believe the way I do, as a matter of fact, I researched alot of other religions with the support of my parents and still feel strong about my faith in Christianity.

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Since: Nov 11

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#3 Dec 6, 2012
AnswersPlease wrote:
Do you think this is a form of mental abuse?
Yes. Tell them to mind their own damn business.

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Level 8

Since: Nov 11

BelAir, CA

#4 Dec 6, 2012
CHildren should not be exposed to religion at all. Growing up with fear and mind control is never a good thing for a healthy foundation.
Mom

Huntington, WV

#5 Dec 8, 2012
Christians feel it is their "duty" to help save everyone's soul. It's so annoying!

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Level 8

Since: Nov 11

BelAir, CA

#6 Dec 8, 2012
Mom wrote:
Christians feel it is their "duty" to help save everyone's soul. It's so annoying!
Agreed. "Saving" is controlling with fear.

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