No. Not believing it something is not a belief. That's something believers say to try to equalize things and make it seem like religion is on the same footing as non-belief. And therefore, their religion is equally valid.
If you don't believe in Zeus or Vishnu or leprechauns, is that just a belief? No it isn't. There are any number of things we don't believe in. But that in itself is not a belief. These things are things not to waste thought on until somebody proves they are real.
Faith, or lack of it is barely brought up. Saturday, I helped her with a school project and we talked. I talk to her about her friends, how school is going, plenty of other things.
What the hook this time probably was is I'm reading Jame Randi's book Flim Flam about all of the quackery going on at the time of the writing like astrology, biorhythms, psychic surgery, etc., and I've been telling her about things I've been reading. How people believe in this stuff, but when tested, it's all fake and trickery.
And how dangerous some of this stuff can be. How faith healers say people are healed and they believe it and stop normal scientific treatments and then die. Or in less serious cases, you may get fooled out of a few bucks - or in more serious cases, thousands of dollars.
I want to raise an intelligent child who doesn't fall for this stuff. But I'm also keenly aware that trying to force anything on a child usually backfires. They rebel and often go further than they would have otherwise.
Personally, I think it's a phase. She wants to be "wiccan" to be different. She's also shy at school and just wants to be left alone by all but her friends. I personally see this as a "go away" thing to scare them. And as we live in a heavily baptist area, it will probably do the trick. She's had Christian friends who sometimes invite her to the functions for kids at their church and I let her go. Even church sometimes. But she's not really thrilled and tells me how silly some of them are. Or they ask some leading question you're supposed to say yes to and she's like "no - it's not that black and white - often yes, but sometimes no".
I personally don't think I'm "pushing" it or saying she "cant". Although I am bringing up things I've learned and trying to have her see and make them life lessons for her. As I think every parent does. How does a parent guide their child away from BS?
I mean if she just thinks this is "witchy" and it makes her cool in high school, that's one thing. But if she starts believing that offerings to some forest god will have some effect on the world, then it is worrisome.