March 22, 2019
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December 6, 2017
My son asked me the other night, “why did God create tapeworms and parasites?” 3rd grade, and getting conflicting messages from church and school. I’m fairly familiar with YEC. I also took geology classes in college. I’m struggling how to present this, but like I feel for myself, “read all that you can about everything.” I also pray with him every night that God has mercy and draws him near, and gives both kids wisdom against those who are foolish and deny that God exists.
Victor’s son reminded me of a question i had at about that age…..
I recall as a youngster, about 8 or 9, helping my grandmother pull weeds and asking her why God put weeds on the earth. Her answer was to tell me the story of the Garden of Eden and how man’s disobedience – choosing to take counsel from the serpent over God’s instruction – had caused all the miseries we now deal with.
I was 15 years old before the story of John 3:16 sunk in and i saw God as worthy of worship…
My daughter asked me why people get sick so I told her the story of Adam and Eve. For quite a few months after that, she blamed Adam and Eve whenever she felt bad or got sick. A slight tummy ache? Hours of whiny statements about how Adam and Eve should never have eaten that fruit. I don’t know if that’s a good, bad, or neutral outcome.
J2, i suspect truth is always good when helping children sort things out .. unless delivered with malice, perhaps….
She’s at least blaming the human… I blamed God. ?
Why did God create parasites, especially the blood-sucking type?
So we would have something to compare lawyers with. 😀
Well, I do try to be truthful with her. That causes drama sometimes though. Apparently, she’s the only kid in her kindergarten class who thinks Santa isn’t real. One of the other girls in her class tried to prove she was wrong and that Santa was real by holding a vote. Crazy times in kindergarten.
Em: that’s kind of what I told him. He’s a sharp little cookie. I also tell him that he needs to read as much as possible about everything, and that some people will tell him “there is no God” because they prefer to do what they would rather do, being foolish and some of it wicked. It’s hard to tell him too much without ruining his innocence.
Em: that’s kind of what I told him.
I don’t envy those who are guiding their precious children to adulthood in these times, i.e. the little kindergartener who already thinks the majority is right…
Strangely, as a child reading a secular book, Aesop’s Fables, taught me more about human nature, pride and greed than i have learned from the Bible. However, God’s Book has taught me how God sees them… How spirit killing they are. Satan plays them like a fiddle… ?
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