A good friend recently asked me about my daughter's first Reconciliation. I meant to do a post about it, but honestly forgot, until my friend reminded me. So anyway, here's my point.
For those of you who do not know, My daughter is being raised Catholic (Against my wishes), and First Reconciliation is basically her first confession. I took her to a "special" lunch after this event. Over lunch, she asked me a question that I was not prepared for, but yet made me proud. The question? "So Dad, I can do anything wrong, and Jesus will forgive me so I can go to Heaven?"..............
I found myself in quite the conundrum. Do I break off the truth about Catholicism, at least how I see it? Or do I bite the Bullitt.
I've always looked at Catholocism, as bullshit. Come on, here's a book, and here's our own take on it. So says the guy in the big funny hat. Not too mention my Paternal Grandfather's involvment in the NRA. Do you Liberals really want to debate religious Freedom with me? Anyway, I could have pounced on it.
So what did I do? I looked at her adoringly, and said, "Just follow the Ten Commandments, and you'll do just fine."
In closing, My Atheism is learned, not taught. I will let my daughter exercise her own Freedom of Religion.