I agree with you too roger.
She's done this before btw, including being in their church's Christmas pageant this year. So far it's all gone well. She's very interested in learning about this stuff, relating it to other things (mythology, folklore, etc.), figuring out references, etc.
Not sure why I put it here, it wasn't quite a sozlet story and it was kind of random -- basically the weird confluence of thinking about it and then boom the text. (She hasn't done anything churchy for about a month I'd say.)
I guess the random observation-ness of it too is that it's something I'm thinking about but I don't really have any conclusions but it's not new-thread worthy really. I have a strong feeling that C is going to have a crisis of faith, and I'm not sure what I think about that/ what it would mean. An obvious reaction is just that I'm not going to try to affect an outcome -- I won't limit sozlet's interaction with C for example so we don't get the blame.
C reminds E.G. a lot of himself, for good reason. She's very curious and rather rebellious. E.G. was raised Catholic and started moving away from religion when he was about 12, I think. (C is 11.)
C has a certain brand of "WHY" that I don't think will keep up with faith for very long, unless she makes a conscious decision to, which she might.