Overcoming fear of Hellfire
Reply #16 - June 01, 2017, 01:13 AM
It's not as bad as it would be if I were still Muslim. Then I would be doing it to them. This way, even though it is a bit anguished, they learn about what is true and what is not and it reinforces their trust with me.
There are some moments, like when this morning when I made a comment about the Tooth Fairy after a kid lost a tooth and my son blurted out "THE TOOTH FAIRY ISN"T REAL, MOM!" over a sea of toddlers at the daycare. There was some sobering silence after that. I have taught them to be on the down low but kids are kids.
I just refuse to play into this mass delusion that magical beings are breaking into houses for filling stockings and leaving cash under pillows. I decided, when I came clean to them about God, that I would come clean all the way.
So even if I was in a godless neighborhood (is there such a thing?), there would still be all this other adult sanctioned mythology parroted like tooth fairies and Santa and etc.
I don't know any other parent who won't do it besides myself, it's pervasive and a bit sickening to me.
I don't want to be good anymore. I want to be right.