I was in the post office the other day filing out some of the forms or whatever to send out a box and my 4yr old said something to the stanger next to us that she didnt have a father. And this lady starts rambeling on about how we all have a father. Father God in heaven. blah blah blah. I said nothing and ignored her and told my son to stop talking to strangers (which is a typical ongoing battle for us). My son did not bring it up again. I think he was very confused.
I really had to bite my tounge. I almost told this lady to stop filling my sons head with her biased religious view points. I'm not anti-christianity. not by any means. I am Pagan and my kids know it but my aunt likes to take them to church and most of the family is Christian. no big deal. ...but there was just something about this lady or the way she said it that ticked me off.
What would you have done?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Jul. 10, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by spiritguide_23 at 6:51 PM on Jul. 10, 2009
Answer by caitxrawks at 6:39 PM on Jul. 10, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:08 PM on Jul. 10, 2009
I normally wouldn't answer this but, No one has any right to tell a 4 yo anything religious. That is up to the parents to decided what their children will be taught. All that does is confuse them. I would have stopped her and said excuse me but please keep your religious commentary to yourself, my son is way too young to have this conversation. I will deal with it myself at home. Thank you though for your concern.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 7:09 PM on Jul. 10, 2009
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:18 PM on Jul. 10, 2009
i would have just ignored her and told my son to stop talking to strangers.
Answer by necro1134 at 7:18 PM on Jul. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Jul. 10, 2009
Answer by spiritguide_23 at 7:29 PM on Jul. 10, 2009
Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 7:30 PM on Jul. 10, 2009
Answer by EmKirk at 8:08 PM on Jul. 10, 2009