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Religion and Kids

A comment to me in a Facebook group, "I hope your child's participation in religious stuff is voluntary." Indeed, I'm happy to report that it is. I'd be a big fat hypocrite if it wasn't. This brings me to share a few thoughts on the subject.

As a Latter-day Saint, I believe the following scriptures are the word of God:
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6

"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." - Ephesians 6:5

"But I have commanded you to bring up your children in light and truth." - D&C 93:40

"Therefore I give unto you a commandment, to teach these things (the Plan of Salvation) freely unto your children..." - Moses 6:58

(Here's the full list of scripture references on the raising of children in Latter-day Saint canon.) I don't see anything here commanding us to…