I read a forward that had notes for God from little kids. There was this one that said -
Today in school, we read that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb...but we were told in Sunday School at church, that you made light. I think he stole your idea!
It took me back to my childhood. I was, an irritatingly inquisitive child from what I remember and what my parents tell me. Something happened though that made me stop asking questions as often...well, up until recently. Now, I seem to be questioning everything and the funny thing is, it's the questions I had asked then, that had been satisfactorily answered, that I seem to be raising again!
Anyways, thinking about my childhood, made me wonder about the kid who'd written the note. He's been satisfied by a very convincing answer hasn't he? He'll never wonder about how light came about anymore.
I am saddened by the fact that we consider kids to be incapable of handling complex reasoning skills and quash their questions with such satisfying ease! I wish we'd be a little more patient and respectful of the little critters. Maybe we'd have more intelligence that ways...