Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed. That’s ok if you are an adult. You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice. Children don’t understand the consequences of their decisions. Just as children believe in Father Christmas and the Easter bunny, they blindingly believe in Jesus. They also believe in eternal hell if they don’t believe in him. Father Christmas and the Easter bunny do not have these threats weaved in as part of the philosophy, so they lose interest and realise it’s not true. Religion has the fear factor for which children have no answer, and they are too scared to say no.