Atheist Christianity Instruction
December 19, 2011 6:30 PM Subscribe
Secular, but socially sensitive, ways to teach five-year-old about Christianity?
posted by Eiwalker to education (28 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I am an atheist living in the Bible Belt of Georgia, but my daughter gets along well with others and I want to keep it that way.
Most of my daughter's friends are Christian. For this reason, I think she should have some idea what her friends are talking about; enough anyway that she will understand the gravity of the situation, and at least know not to laugh.
I am really torn about how to teach the topic to her.
So far, my best idea is to tell her about some of the ethical claims that Jesus made, such as the Golden Rule and the idea that rich people should share, and to follow it up by saying that some people think he had magic powers, such as to turn water into something else.
How does that sound? Any other advice? Thanks.