This question is directed at non-Christian mommies in particular (hell being mostly a Christian concept in this country). I have taught religious education of all ages at a Unitarian Universalist church for several years and kids from 2nd to 8th grade in particular have all been upset by both adults and children telling them this. Someone here accused me of making this up (watching too many movies) - so... I'm sure I'm not the only one that lives in a place where this happens.Answer Question
Answer by pixie_trix at 3:43 PM on Sep. 26, 2010
Not yet, but I know it will happen. I am a Christian (kind of), but I don't believe in hell. My husbands parents are very Christian, and very traditional Christians too, so even if they just tell them about the bible and stuff, they are going to end up being told they "might" go to hell...it's the whole basis of why Christians believe you need Jesus. I am prepared for it though, I will tell them what I believe about God, Jesus etc., and hopefully they will know in their hearts that God would never send his children to a fiery pit or eternal torment, and hopefully they will know that they can come to me and talk about it if someone ever says that to them.
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Answer by gmasboy at 4:58 PM on Sep. 26, 2010
Yep. When my oldest was in 1st grade one of her classmates asked her what church she went to. When she said she didn't go to church the girl told her she was bad and her whole family was going to burn forever.
She came home in tears and had nightmares for a week.
I had kids tell me the same thing in school because I was baptized. But I was like 8 or 9 and knew they were idiots for telling me that.
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