Originally posted by sykickvision
I disagree completely with your statement.
No child is born spiritual. Children are born as atheists, at best agnostics. None a single one will inherently believe in a god. Nor have they accepted jesus christ as their savior - and are in fact dirty, sinful, and repugnant to god - fit to be thrown into the flames of hell - if you believe that sort of garbage.
Children have no concept of God or Jesus until they are taught. To claim differently is to claim that they are born with a belief in Santa Claus or the tooth fairy.
Neither love nor empathy are a product of being spiritual. It's a product of being human.