Saturday, 21 February 2009

Heaven is real?

I overheard the kids having their first theological debate today. Well, I say debate - if shouting at the top of your lungs and spitting Hovis Best of Both at each other is debate, then that's what they were having.

Dom was offended that his sister didn't believe in heaven, which came as a surprise to me, as we're not raising them heathen any more than we're raising them god fearing. She seems to have come to her own conclusion on the matter. (Neither of them spotted my 'Go Girl!' air punch from the dining room.)

Anyway, the argument went something like this;

"But Meg, heaven is real! It's where you go when you die."

"No it isn't."

"Yes it is."

"No it is NOT!"

"YES IT IS!"

...cut three minutes of tit for tat...

Finally Dom came in with his killer argument for the existence of the afterlife;

"Heaven is pink and has nuts and everything."

"Eh?"

"I know it is, 'cos horses are brown and not green and I've seen horses, so I know. "

I'm feeling rather proud of Dom's nascent logic skills at this point, though what green horses had to to with heaven escaped me.

"Aaaand, I've seen heaven on TV - it's pink and cloudy with nuts. So heaven is real! HA!"

And so I realise that Dom's heaven is from Ice Age 2 where the squirrel dies and goes to his special nutty nirvana in the sky...
Bless 'im.

6 comments:

sunnyskeptic said...

I know an adult that follows our little group around who would tell them that there is only one white horse in heaven that jesus will ride back on... And he's very serious. :)

jamon said...

The mind boggles Sunny.

Lorena said...

Wow! I'd no idea that kids could be deceived so by little things in kids movies.

The fundamentalists were right, after all, there are subliminal messages in all those animated movies. But they favor religion, not the "devil."

jamon said...

Religious iconography, narrative and metaphor is throughout our culture - it's little wonder kids bright minds pick up on it.

Your right Lorena, mind - there's so much more religious brainwashing going on than what dear Lucifer can muster.

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