An Easter bunny experiment.
My daughter (8yearold) conducts an experiment today. Last night, when we informed her that we will hide eggs in the house and she will try to find them in the morning, she said "no no wait. Let's make an experiment. Don't hide the eggs, and if in the morning they are still in the same place then the easter bunny isn't real."
Side note. Sometime ago she told her schoolfriend that she wants to be an astronaut, go to the space, and then proof to her friend that there is no god in the sky.
... a few minutes ago, she came to the kitchen room, found the eggs, didn't say much.... I asked her, so what does she think about the E.B.'s reality? And she said "I don't know"! Then when I asked if she thinks the E.B. is rather real or not, she replied with "No, I don't think he's real. Because how could he enter the house if all doors are closed." ... indeed.
I think I could easily tell her that the bunny is a magic holy ghosti creature, and that if she doesn't believe in this creature, the bunny will come and eat her soul, and then she will go to hell.... or along such lines...
I am so surprised that loving parents still do such indoctrinating things to their kids. Are they panishing their kids for their own lost childhood? Or what?