"But Dad, all religions worship the same God, JW's are no different."
Smart kid! And the CHILDREN'S section of the public library will have plenty of literature to reinforce HER belief! Here are a few titles I found on my local public library's website:
- The Kingfisher book of religions : festivals, ceremonies, and beliefs from around the world by Trevor Barnes
- Religions of the world : the illustrated guide to origins, beliefs, traditions & festivals by Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O'Brien, Martin Palmer
- People and their religions by Thomas J. Clarke (not sure this is a children's book, but the title sounds simple enough to be one)
- Paths of faith : conversations about religion and spirituality by Michael Thomas Ford (Teen section)
- Out of the ark : stories from the world's religions by Anita Ganeri ; illustrated by Jackie Morris
- How do you spell God? : answers to the big questions from around the world by Rabbi Marc Gellman & Monsignor Thomas Hartman ; illustrated by Jos. A. Smith ; with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Your library may not have these particular books, but they'll have others equally good. Yes, do show her all the beauty and depth of the world's religions - let her own experience and learning contradict the narrow-minded view that there is only one religion that is any good at all.
We will keep a notebook and I will study with her like I use to but this time it will be the truth. I am going to do different topics. The first thing we are going to do is rip apart the JW's doctrines/beliefs/practices. Get her thinking for herself by showing her what the bible says and what the JW's say and does it match? Are they really applying the bible?
This sounds like rather heavy going for a nine-year-old. Furthermore, this is just what the JW's are trying to do to other people's religions, only in the opposite direction.
May I suggest that the curriculum be based on her questions about religion and about your ex's machinations? And that the "frosting" - the world's religions - be served with the "cake" - protection against Watchtower cultspeak.