I want to start by saying I am raising my child to be an individual giving her choice over many things in life even at her young age of 5. I am Secular Humanist and her mother is well, a blend of various eastern philosophys, and some modern day spirit crap . Needless to say we are no longer toghether but are good friends. We both allow our child to express her feelings(respectably), and almost a year ago she told me she doesn't believe in God. I was happy and her mother was ok with it too, but I feel compelled to tell her what others think. Some of you may be going why would you teach any theist idea? The reason is that I want her to make an informed decision, about everything, I want her to be able to use her mind and look at the evidence and make a decision. It is not fair to her not to at least tell her about the various religious texts and secs in the world. If I did force my Atheist veiw on my child I would be no better than any theistic faith that force there religion on their children. Now don't get me wrong she is a real smart 5 year old but she is still 5 so the conversations are simple and I will continue to "up the ante" as she grows. Here is an example of what happened lastweek. Me an her were driving and she asked me who was the statue of the women in the cemetery and why were there so many of her. I told her that some people think that when you die you go to this place that sounds real nice called heaven, and other people think that you die and then your born again as something else, some people also use to think all kinds of stuff but no one knows for sure. Your daddy thinks that when you die your body is recycled into the circle of life like on the lion king. If you ever want to learn more about anything ask me and we can look it up. She continues to side with reason and I realize that I am a big influence on her but at least I am giving her an opportunity to explore other roads, unlike me when I was foced to be a Christain. What do you think? Do you think I am doing the right thing? Any suggestions?