March 28, 2012

SURPRISE!

People Are Born with Religious Belief Argues New Book (Jesse Singal, Mar 28, 2012, Daily Beast)


One day, Anna, the 5-year-old daughter of two "proudly secular, well-educated urban Danes," asked her mother if God had created the world. Frederick, her father, carefully explained, "The world wasn't created. It has always been here." Anna didn't buy it, so he went a little more in-depth: "Well, a long, long time ago there was this big bang and suddenly everything just appeared." The girl thought about this, trying to wrap her mind around a concept we all have trouble with.

"God must have been surprised," she said.
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