telling kids about your religious past
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|Wed, 04-01-2009 - 10:37pm|
I was raised Mormon, and became an atheist around age 20. My oldest child is 6. Most of my family is still LDS. I want him to know about his religious heritage, but I'm not sure how or when to talk about it, maybe take him to church, but does that way madness lie? We attend a UU church presently. What have others done in talking to your kids about your religious past? Is it sort of like telling them about drugs? Like if you tell them you did them but you think it's a bad idea, they might go well you didn't turn out so bad...I'll give it a go myself.
I also don't want my parents to get any ideas that we are in any way shape or form considering returning to the faith, or that I want my kids to participate in Mormonism, get baptized or anything like that. I just want them to know where I came from and what many of their relatives believe.