So, I considered myself agnostic for most of my life...slipping into atheism in my early 40's (I'm 61 now). I read the bible beginning at age 8 and just could not buy into it...Even then, I thought it was the stupidest, nastiest bunch of crap ever.I'd go to church with my dad, go through the motions, but he stopped making me go when I was about age 11.
My husband (deceased July 2017) was a very firm believer in christianity. Yes, we had a wonderful marriage (43 years) despite our differing opinions.My son slipped into atheism in his 20s...he's 44 now. My daughter (age 34) believes in god although neither she nor her husband are church goers.
So here's my problem.
Her child, my grandson (the only grandchild I will ever have) is three. With my daughter being a believer, how do I handle his eventual questions regarding religion and god?
On one hand, I feel I need to mind my own business about what they raise him to believe. On the other, it galls me that they are going to brainwash this beautiful, smart little mind with all this hogwash. It absolutely makes me sick to think of it.
If he does ask my views, would it be all right if I told him that I have never seen any actual proof or evidence of the existence of a god, or is that going too far. I do not want to pretend to believe in something I do not believe in for the sake of his parents' beliefs. At the same time, I do not want to piss his parents off.