Letting Your Children Choose Their Religion

The House

childrenPeople tend to follow the herd. They will repeat sound bytes they have heard without much thought. If it sounds good or it is popular to say they repeat it and live out the idea. One of the most thoughtless and unquestioned ideas I’ve heard since I was a boy is: “I’m a Christian but I’m going to let my children decide for themselves.” Has anyone thought about this?

On the surface it makes sense. Recognizing that children are their own persons and need the free will to decide which religion they will follow. This seems intuitive. But the fact is, you couldn’t choose for them even if you dared try. They are going to do what suits them no matter what you think anyway. So from this point of view it is ridiculous to think you could make them believe and stupider to even try given its futility. So…

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