Is a child born as atheist or a believer?
Here are few viewpoints about this issue:
Everyone is born as believer. Everyone is born as nonbeliever. Belief in God is already implanted in his or her mind when a child is born. Exposure and education develop children’s belief systems. Religious alliance of the family tilts a child towards religion. Supernaturalism arrives instinctively among children. And so on.
Some emphasize that grounding children in skepticism is a healthier option.
The ancient Shvetashvatara Upanishad points out: “Know him to be enshrined in your heart always … This world is filled with the presence of God … You are born to be united with the Lord … Lord of Life is present in fire and water, plants and trees … He was before creation; he will be after dissolution … He is the inner ruler in all beings … He sows the golden seed of life … He fills the hearts of all created beings …
It also notes:
“The Lord dwells in the womb of the cosmos,
The creator who is in all creatures.
He is that which is born and to be born;
His face is everywhere.”
Are children born as atheists or believers?