The preschool I am sending Mr. P to is a religious one, Lutheran to be exact. Even though I'm not Lutheran, I am cool with them and religion in general.
I am of the mind that a background of religious instruction is important for a young mind. If he chooses a different religious path later in life, that's fine. But at least he will have the exposure and firsthand knowledge of what religion is.
Anyhoo, he tells me on the way home that a classmate was sick, and so they prayed for him.
There was an ambulance that went down the street during class, and they also prayed for the person whom the ambulance was going to pick up.
And without warning, from the backseat of the car comes this rant:
"Pray, pray, pray! That's all we do all the time is pray! Somebody is sick, we pray. Somebody died, we pray. We pray too much!"
Trying not to laugh, I told him that the school he will be attending next year will involve no praying at all.
My friends, he actually cheered.
"No praying! I will like it there!"
What do you think the odds are that I'm going to have a future atheist on my hands?