I am truly amazed that one would keep "God" from their children. If so, then how strong is our own faith, that we fear to share it with our children, lest it corrupt them?
Who cares that they don't grasp it in it's entirety. Adults can't even wrap their brains around half of it. It's a life long struggle, it's a life long goal, it's a ladder you climb your whole life.
My mother read to us from the Bible as children. I may not have completely understood it, but, I had an idea...the seed was planted...and it was up to me to make sure that seed grew and flourished. At least I had a seed to nurture. If my parents had not planted that seed, who knows....I would be like many other kids, raised on Kermit, who could not care less about God, who never go to church, who thing organized religion is a scam.
You are drawn like a magnet to that which you were exposed to as a child. Religious or otherwise.
I will bet that everyone loves the type of food they were raised on. You will eat fast food, but, when you get some homemade yummies like mom made, that's when you are truly happy.
Your heart yearns for the days of your childhood, and the things you were exposed to at that age.
All good things must be available for children. How selfish to keep the Faith from them.
One may think that they will find God all on their own when they grow up, but, they stand a better chance of staying with God, if they've known Him their whole lives.
I am honestly sad when I look at society and what it values. The rich and well-off. Parents push their kids to be "something", make lots of money, drive fancy cars, etc. Then they are considered a "success".
One must remember, that we are on this planet for maybe 90-100 years? Maybe. However, what waits for us on the other side is an eternity. Good, or bad, but, an eternity.
I would rather give my kids a good, strong foundation. I would rather indoctrinate them than have them face their Creator completely unawares and unprepared.
As a godparent, I took an "oath" that I would ensure that my godchildren grew up in the Faith, that they would be responsible and loving Christians. It is the godparents responsibility to do what they can to promote the safety and salvation of their godchildren's souls. I take that responsibility seriously. I will do whatever I can to make sure those four godkids of mine, know and love God! May the Lord help me!