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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Defender of the faith

Jacob sang with the children's classes in church on Sunday. They sang three songs, Silent Night, Away in a Manger, and Wonderful Counselor. Despite wanting to sing with the kids, he showed little interest in actually practicing. And, therefore, his singing in church went something like this:



"Silent Night, Holy night...
.............., all is bright...
...
...
.....
...
Silent night, Holy night....
...."



You get the picture. It was still pretty entertaining, and very cute when he'd occasionally look over at me and give a small wave. The picture below is a lousy one, snapped with my phone because I, apparently alone of all the parents there, did not remember my camera. Jacob is the second kid from the right. The one behind him was pretty entertaining. And most likely suffering from some behavior disorder.



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So what's this "defender of the faith" talk? We were witness to the most amusing conversation/confrontation Monday night. We were all eating dinner, and Nathan (being Nathan) made some sort of remark about Santa not being real. Realizing, perhaps after a glance at my Look of Death, that he'd better cover his mistake, he did so by then claiming that God is made up, too. (Before you email me asking what kind of heathen godless children I'm raising, he was just being silly). Jacob's response was surprising.



Jacob: "No, Nathan, God is real! God made everything!"



Nathan: "God didn't make everything. People did."



Jacob: "No. God made everything. Even if there was nothing here, God would still be here. God was here before anything. It says so in the Bible."



Nathan: "The Bible is just stories."



Jacob (a little shocked and offended): "The Bible is God's word!"



At which point we cut off the conversation as the distraction from the Santa gaffe had succeeded. I kind of wonder how it would have ended on its own.

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