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« on: November 11, 2004, 03:11:10 PM »

I'm looking to teach my four year old daughter about religions.  

She goes to a really really nice woman whom my wife and I just adore -- the only thing we have an issue with is her teaching our daughter about religion, Jesus to be specific.

We understand that living in America that this can't be avoided, but after spending close to three years at a conservative evangelical bible college I insist on accurately portraying religion in, my opinion, a factual light instead of mythicizing it.  

My game plan is to expose her to various religions and to teach her which religion is prominent in which part of the world.  My goal is to help her understand that many people believe many diffent things.

She understands that monsters, witches, fairies, etc aren't real, but they make excellent stories.  Right now, my wife and I have come to the conclusion that she thinks all this talk about religion is reality.

So, my question:  I know of many christian children's teaching tools such as books, movies, etc, but are there any out there for hinduism, or buddhism, or islam, or a whole slew of other thought beliefs?

Any constructive help or ideas would be helpful.  Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2004, 03:47:33 PM »

First off...I commend you for teaching your child to be open's quite refreshing to see these days.

It's not a kids book but you might look through

The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to World Religions (2nd Edition) by Brandon Toropov

Idiot's guides usually have really good illustrations and pictures to go along with pretty simple to read text. Might be a bit more kid friendly then some of the more scholarly religion books out there.

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2004, 03:52:45 PM »

Try Living Religions, by Mary Pat Fisher


This exceptionally readable survey of the modern religious world explores the development, doctrines, and practices of today's major faiths -- both traditional faiths and new religious movements. Throughout, it emphasizes the personal consciousness of believers and their own account of themselves, their religion, and reality at large.

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