Should I let my four year old attend a baptism?
I'm stumped. My nephew is being baptized, and my dad wants to take my four year old daughter with to the baptism. My husband and I are torn. We are worried about her impressionable mind being indoctrinated into something that teaches about heaven and hell, and take into consideration how scary that concept must be to a child that takes everything so literal.
We have never discussed with her the concept of God. We want to raise her to trust and love but to question everything until she's able to form her own opinion regardless of the subject matter. I don't want her to live her life out of fear or shame based on the teachings of a book that promises only judgement for natural human characteristics.
Is this something that could cause her to come home a little god fearing christian, or am I over reacting?