Recently my son(11) asked his uncle if he was Catholic. We are and so he tends to think all family members are. His uncle replied that he is not Catholic and left the topic to drop. Dyvin, however, was curious and asked him what religion he was., his uncle replied he was a Pagan.
Now both Payton(8) and Dyvin(11) want to know what a Pagan is. I am stumped on an age appropriate response for both of them. Dyvin is an Aspie and his need for full disclosure and knowledge can sometimes be difficult. He is also very black and white on issues.
Answer by Telephus44 at 11:17 AM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:22 AM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by Mel30248 at 11:23 AM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:05 PM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by MamaK88 at 6:30 PM on Jun. 6, 2011
I also agree with having the Uncle explain his beliefs. There is a Pagan joke that if you ask 10 Pagans to define what it means to be "Pagan" you'll end up with 20 answers. As Sabrina does, I have a blog discussion on defining Paganism, because I wholeheartely concur that they will probably have other questions. My brothers are the ages of your sons, and while they have always known I was pagan, they were never really able to ask me about my beliefs (I was in the military, and halfway across the country) until recently...I think, in terms of understanding and communication, it worked for all of us (my brothers, my mom and I) to have that discussion together.
Answer by thalassa at 1:02 PM on Jun. 9, 2011
Next question overall
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Is your mailbox on your house, out front, or down the street?