If you believed that a terrible creature was not real, would it be right to teach them that it was?
I remember being afraid of devils and demons my whole life. Everyone I knew believed they were real. Within the past year I realized that I had never actually seen or experienced in reality a demon. So, what am I afraid of? A shadow?
How is it kind and caring to put this fear into my children? That is what I am being asked to do by not confronting them with the fact that mommy doesn't believe in God or angels or devils anymore.
It's sad. We'll see what happens from here.