Out of the mouths of babes.

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (17 posts)
  1. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    My granddaughter who is 5 has been asking family members how did the universe and "everything" begin.
    She asks questions like this all the time. I told her it stated with a big bang. She then asked. What made the big bang? So being a good grandfather I said ask your dad! smile

    A few days later she came back to me and asked. Who is god?
    I told her that some people including her dad believe that "god" lived in the sky and made the universe.

    She laughed and said "Well daddy said god made it, but he doesn't know who made god."

    Then with her head on one side looking deep in thought she said.

    I think daddy was just being funny! There is no god in the sky, that's just silly!

    1. profile image0
      china manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Such a shame that she will then go through school and meeting all those people who will try their best to convince her that their psychosis is a normal state of mind, populated by all kinds of horrors and blind idols.  I trust you will continue to swim normally through life as a good example to her Earnest smile

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We have that nailed too! My daughter has them at a school that has tremendous academic scores and no religion. Even our 17 year old is far too strong to be badgered into believing "the fairies did it" lol

        This is easier than it looks in Australia. We have a large percentage of Asian (mainly PRC) parents who insist on the best education for their kids, and so seek out the best schools.

        As about 95% of them are NOT religious we have great schools, even church schools where religion is at the bottom of the heap and learning math and English at the top.

        God-bothering fundies are not well received in my country generally speaking. smile

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Independent and sassy!  I love little girls like that.  They are so much fun to have around.  That is until they start their period, and then its RUN........ 

      I remember the first time I met my stepfather.  I went straight up to him and said, "You're ugly."  I was seven.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Holy mackeral! You were just like my three little ones.
        Never backwards in telling you what they think. smile
        I love the conversations I have with the little ones, they are so smart. I think kids get better and smarter with each generation. My 6 year old grandsoncan hook himself up to the internet, download games and then install them. I couldn't do that till I was 40! lol

        1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
          IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I still can't do that!lol

          Kids are amazing.  I love children.

    3. profile image0
      mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you have to love the thoughts in children...

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Indeed! I love to spend time with them, and listen to their ideas.
        Some of their thoughts and ideas are profound too! smile

        1. profile image0
          mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It is great to listen to the ideals and thought process of children especially when they attempt a topic they only hear about and not truly understand

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            My little ones understand a lot of things. They are far too smart to believe "the devil dunnit" for example.

            Children have fantasies, but they know they are fantasies. smile
            More than some adults can manage apparently.

            To believe a good and bad fairy run the world is not in their makeup.

            That takes indoctrination, and anyone who tries to do that to them will see my fist in their face real smartly.

  2. megs78 profile image62
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    every 5 year old asks that.  and most of them think the answer is ridiculous.  its normal.  then they grow up and see things differently.  thats how life goes.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have a 13 year old and a 17 year old as well, both girls.

      I am getting the hang of it now after having bought their mom up. smile

      1. Diane Inside profile image74
        Diane Insideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Isn't it sad that, grandparents get so much more enjoyment out of their grandchildren than they did their own kids.

        I think it has more to do with the fact that as parents your trying to work hard to earn a living to meet their needs, that they forget to enjoy them, but by the time grandkids come along you are more financially secure and not worried as much.

        Of course my parents were kids when they had me 16 and 19 so what did they know. lol

        However now those grandkids are all they talk about.

        I wonder if Parents freel remorse for this.

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It is sad, I did far too much working, thinking that I was building a future better than the childhood I had, and was absent far too often initially making money for a better future for my family.
          Both my children when they got older took me to task for it, and I apologized to them for doing so.

          I have more time now, and fortunately spend it with my children and grandchildren. I can't get enough of them. smile

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have been around a lot of 5 year olds, and they all ask questions, but having seen their older siblings grow up I have little doubt the younger ones are very smart and more aware than the older one's were at that age.

      Their older sisters (13 and 17) often remark on the little ones knowing heaps more than they did at that age. I think kids are getting smarter younger myself. smile

  3. profile image48
    Jade_Ashley101posted 8 years ago

    I know.

  4. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    To be fair many churches in Australia do good work, as they do in other countries, although not many of them try to convert kids to their religion here.

    My youngest son, (From PRC and adopted) had a great soprano voice before puberty.

    He made a good income for 5 years as a chorister in the Anglican church to pay for his education at an Angican school, (Melbourne Grammar.) He was never approached about religion in that time, and when he left, the church choir leader gave him a book written by a self professed non-believer.

    I used to work with them feeding the needy and same outcome. No religious rubbish, just help.

    I discovered later that many of the leaders no longer believed in god, they simply used the church as a structure to do their good work.
    My conclusion is that people are people and if good they do good, inside or outside of belief in a god or church.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)