Parenting Beyond Belief
We wrote this section to help with the questions children often ask about god. We really hope this section answers questions your children might ask and we are definitely open to new answers.
Q. "Jimmy`s parents believe in God and he says that if I don`t believe in God I will go to hell!"
A. "Well Son, Jimmy's parents believe in their god because they were born here in this country. Did you know that if Jimmy’s parents were born in Mexico just 400 years ago, they would have believed in the god "Huitzilopochtli" instead of the one they believe in now? Remember, babies do not believe in god; only when they are older do they believe what their parents do, based upon what country and what century they were born in. Next time Jimmy says something, why don't you ask him to do a rain dance so his god can make it rain? Or ask him if he has proof that his parents’ god is the real god instead of the god who the kids believe in, in Japan.
Q. Do you have proof that there is no god?
A. No I don't. And I also do not have proof that there are no unicorns or that my refrigerator cannot fly when I am sleeping. Do you have proof that there are unicorns or that my fridge can fly?
Q. How can you not see god in everything that happens?
A. Because I can only see evolution. Everything you claim your god made without evidence, I can actually back up with scientific evidence.