Originally Posted by RubyWild
The difference here is that my daughter is at an age where she's young enough to believe in fairy tales. She actually believes there is a tooth fairy with an actual tooth castle being built. That's why we're waiting until her age of reason to present what we consider mythology to her, when she's reasonable enough to make up her own mind.
Well, I guess we will have to agree to disagree when a child's "age of reasonableness" is, because most JW's believe that there is no "minimal age" to which a child's age of mental capacity is able to accept (even in the most simplistic of terms) what is believed to be fact and what is not.
When we read fairy tales and such to, even toddlers, we make sure they understand that it is a wonderful imaginatory story that some one thought up, not fact, should it become an issue. With that knowledge, a child can make believe something, (that she is a princess, mermaid, etc) but at the end of the day, she knows that it's not real.
Should my child present me with something that other than what I believe, I would explain to him, in age appropriate language, how some people do believe that, but I don't, and this is why.
While, I don't agree with you when you say she would freak out if you told her child (no matter how young) that there was no God, I can agree with you that the individual should have asked if an adult was home. Nobody's perfect and never makes mistakes.