Atheists and non-religious people, if your child grows up believing in God or wants to join a religion how will you feel?
Religious people, if your child grows up and shuns God and/or religion and decides they don't believe, how will you feel?
Would you try and change their mind? Would you challenge them?
If either of my kids grows up and decides they want to follow a religion or that they believe in god, to be honest I wouldn't be rapt. No, I wouldn't shun them or disown them but I would prefer they didn't. I also know DH would challenge them; he is very well read (has read the bible, the Qur'an and some of the Torah, as well as a huge range of scientific texts by the usual Dawkins/Hitchens/de Grasse Tyson crowd) and I very much doubt he would sit quietly by.
I know my grandmother is very disappointed I don't believe in god and while she hides it well, she had told me plenty of times that she knows I will "see the light" and come back to the Church. I know she prays for me and the boys a lot (they're not baptized). I tell her she's wasting her time 😂
Anyway, just curious what others would honestly feel or think (as honest as you can be in a hypothetical situation).