What an Atheist Told His Daughter When She Asked About God

A really interesting post here- not that I’m shirking my responsibility to think creatively, but time and reality are meaning that writing my thoughts down isn’t happening each day at the moment…so I hope you’ll forgive the reblog of a reblogged post. Besides, it actually fits really well with the ideas found in Genesis 42- a higher power controlling things, the questions about human power and the use/abuse of authority… maybe I’ll write something myself later…

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David Lesser wrote this on Huffington Post.

The Big Questions come at the most unexpected times. The other day, driving home from preschool, Penny asked me if God could hear us. This question was followed by, “does he know where we live?” and “does he see everything we do?” My responses to these thought-provoking metaphysical queries varied from “uhh…” to “err…” and finally, a “maybe you should talk to your mother about this one.” (I was about as helpful as Penny’s little brother, Simon, who sat there, fascinated by the whole exchange.) Penny came to her own conclusion, “I think He does.”

Oy.

I am an atheist. There are many reasons why I don’t believe in God and why I’m not a big fan of organized religion. But you’ve probably heard them all before, expressed much more articulately than I could hope to do here. I’m not trying to change…

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