I am an atheist/humanist. I suppose that's what I'm called. I don't believe in a creator being or anything spiritual. I just believe life is amazing and beautiful and that we should all devote our lives to being good to one another and to our planet.
I have a 5 y/o daughter and I don't mind if my children become religious. I do, however, believe that children do not have a real grasp or understanding of religion. I know all religious parents swear they do, but I personally do not believe that, so I work very hard not to let anyone indoctrinate my kids into religions. When they are teenagers, I think they will have a fuller grasp of the concept and can decide then.
My daughter is frequently saying that she is Christian, but she isn't actually. (She also randomly says she does not believe in God or that she is whatever other religion she hears about in the moment.) She doesn't even understand what the religion is. I can tell that she says it as a way to get attention and gauge my reaction. She knows I am not Christian so she will say it and then stare at me intently to see if I react and how. I can tell this is about me, not her. She doesn't know what she's talking about, she wants to see what my reaction will be. How do you mamas respond? I have been trying not to react much. Just a sort of "oh, okay, that's nice, honey." I keep hoping that if I don't make a big deal out of it, she will stop trying to get a rise out of me and do something else. Is apathy they way to go about it?