Sunday, September 16, 2007

A cosmological conversation

4-year-old: Daddy, how did Hashem get made?
Father: Hashem didn't get made, He was always there. He made everything else.
4-year-old: Is Hashem the sun?
Father: No, He is not the sun. He is everywhere, but you can't see him.
4-year-old: No, He is the sun. Mommy told me.
Father: Mommy told you?
4-year-old (muttering as he's walking away): He is hiding behind the clouds. They told me in nursery school.


Blogger Tobie said...

My oldest nephew is currently at the stage in which G-d is safely invisible, not unlike his (nephew's, not G-d's) imaginary friends 'The Invisible Kids'.

But he is already into the more complicated questions like 'Is G-d real or is He pretend? How do you know?' and 'Why does G-d make bad things?' and, of course, on Pesach 'Why does G-d make us eat something that tastes so bad?'

September 16, 2007 11:56 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

So your nephew has already smashed the idols, while my son is still working in his dad's idol shop :)

September 17, 2007 7:14 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

I don't know; a propensity for muttering in a four year old is a good sign, I think...

September 18, 2007 5:24 PM  

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