My son's newest revelation: Jesus has a telescope!
This is always a tough subject for parents because it's hard for adults to understand and come to terms with whatever religion they choose. How are kids supposed to get it?
My son tells the sitter to lie to me and say he took a nap.(Little stinker!) She says she can't tell lies and he shouldn't either because Jesus knows when we lie.
My son's reply? “Jesus is dead." (O.K. he knows the story of Jesus dying on the cross. Where do we go now with this explanation?)
The babysitter says. "Yes, Jesus died for our sins, but she explains Jesus is still watching over us from heaven." To which he replies, “Jesus can't see us if he's up in heaven.” She says, “Jesus can see everything.”
He ponders that thought and replies, “Does Jesus have a telescope?”
Yes, Jesus has a telescope. That explanation will have to do for now!
How do you explain religion to your kids? How do you balance forcing your religion on them and letting them make their own choices? Let me know by posting a comment.