5 year old
RE teacher: 'God made each one of you'
Her : " No he didnt. I was made by a scientist" (She's IVF and very inquisitive about how she got in her mums tummy)
RE teacher : "err.. well he made all the rest of you"
Big back-peddle by teacher. Would have thought the response might be more like, 'well, God made the scientists, so...'
don't think he thinks that quick after having just had a blanket statement pulled out from under him.
On another day he said 'God made the Sun and the stars'
Now normally he would have gotten away with it, but my oldest loves astronomy. She had already asked me about the sun and stars a few weeks earlier and we looked at few books together and talked about stellar nurseries and how stars form from clouds of gas. She knows stars are suns.
She pipes up 'The sun is a ball of gas that caught on fire, and new ones start all the time, and the old ones die, that's why there are so many stars'.
Teachers told me they had to try and visibly contain their laughter.
So, according to your daughter, does God get credit for anything (I assume this is a 'religious instruction' class that she attends with your approval or encouragement)?
She's five. So 'according to her' is just within the limits of her limited life experience, which is what this thread is about, isn't this 'kids say the darndest things'??.
Lets not turn this thread into a dogma debate. If you want to go deeper after my response please PM me, or, start a new thread. I don't mind talking further about it but I don't think this is the thread for this type of discussion
OK, I'll shut my clam, but it's just a question that came to mind after reflecting on the "things your little un said". Seemed there might have been a theme going, that's all.
Start a new thread! It'll be fun. I'll participate.