Tell you’re kids that it’s OK to believe in God or not to believe– different people have different view and we are all good people!
If another kid threatens your kid with Hell and tells him/her that they will go to Hell if they don't believe in God:
tell your kid to tell the aggressive kid one of the following responses:

-not everyone believes in God and it’s OK not to believe - we're all good if we do good
-stop being a bully (if they persist to threaten)
-Hell is as make believe as Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, so stop being a bully

and then if the aggressive kid keeps threatening to just walk away and say nothing further (or if in danger go to a teacher they like and complain).

(This stuff is very hard for kids to deal with and that's why I and other atheists have been trying to come up with ways for them to cope)

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I put this in another post but I think it is a very important issue because it is through our kids that religion forces itself on our culture.  We should therefore make every effort to help our kids resist and use critical thinking.  I think also we should try to circulate something like this to parents association to give people some reasonable ways of dealing with these difficult issues. We want to make every effort to prevent our kids from being alienated from their culture but to continue to use critical thinking. They can participate in religious celebrations but not be swayed by the religious proselytizing.




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