Myself : Was a staunch religionist. Life lead me to find my version of God which is the omnipresent nature. And for the most part I am inclined to the Buddha's way.
Partner : Religious and prays to idols.
There is never a conflict between us and as a result the kids haven't heard of any "religious conflict" and neither has our individual ideas been imposed on them. Now, the 5 year old has started asking questions about God. Who/What/Why is God? I looked at this question How to raise a child between agnostic parent and believer relatives? but I believe my question is fundamentally a bit farther down the ladder - I am seeking answers on how I can introduce God agnostically or as a presence/nature. The questions are rapidly transforming to prayers.
Recent most was "I am gonna pray today to make me a good cyclist"
The father that I am, I asked him who and where God was. He repeated something I had told him as a passing statement - "I prayed to the God in my heart"
"Why don't you pray like mum does?"
"But she prays to a statue."
I am finding it hard to show examples of how I can explain that, mostly, all help needs to come from within, while making him mindful and acknowledging of grace from an external presence (nature). I am also mindful that the school(s) (and schoolmates) he will attend will play a role in shaping this.
How can I be able to supply enough information as a means to introducing God agnostically in a way which will hopefully enable him to find his version of God/Religion ?