Monday, September 15, 2008

Reasons to believe in god

I forgot exactly when this happened, but it was quite a while ago, so I'm guessing F1-1 was about 5, maybe 6 years old. He started a conversation about god. He wondered why people believe in god. So I returned the question:

"Yes, F1-1. Why *do* people believe in god?"

He looked at me with a blank expression for a few moments before he responded, very sure of himself:
"Because some houses have flat roofs on them."
Several moments of silence.
Then I said: "You know, that is as good a reason as any other."

It still is the best I've come across so far.

3 comments:

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

That is freakin' hilarious! I love it!

makita said...

Hi Cath!
Agreed. In fact, I think I'll adopt that phrase.

knobody said...

wow, has it been that long? i remember you telling me about that. he's a smart kid (when he's not busy being a tweenager).