I am retelling this based on what she told me the other night.
My daughter (who is 10 years old) was having a conversation with a couple of girls from class, and they started talking about how one was Catholic and the other Christian.
Both turned to her and asked which one she was, to which she replied ‘neither’.
Kids being kids both started ridiculing her about this.
She responded with ‘I’m not old enough to choose, and neither are you! Just because your parents are doesn’t mean they can tell YOU what to be!’
Just made me warm and fuzzy inside 🙂
EDIT: To quell some nay sayers: No, I did not ‘teach’ my daughter to say this. I have told her that it is her choice and she will know when to choose it. I mentioned that it took me many years to figure things out, she may be using that as a baseline.
I have taught her to answer her questions with follow up questions and having her reach the answer herself. I do not indoctrinate my daughter. I TEACH her how to think, not what to think.
I also have never told her that religion was ‘make believe’ and that is makes some people happy.
I never told her I am an atheist in the hopes of avoiding imparting a bias.