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Do Children Know More About Life The Universe And Everything Than Adults do?

Posted on: October 12, 2015


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I have most of my deep and meaningful conversations with my son in the confides of our yellow car.  The rest of the time our conversations are pretty mundane and ordinary.  On the way to my parent’s house Alistair explained to me that when people died their soul went into new babies and everyone goes to Heaven even if they were naughty.  When asked about how this sharing of souls is affected by a population increase he responded by saying that new souls were made.  This was an explanation as to why some people seemed to understand life quicker than others – their soul was older and more experienced.  My son does go to a church school so some of his theories may have evolved during shared worship.  However when I have taught in non denominational schools, children still have a fascination about the creation of the earth.

According to Alistair without a doubt God or some other godly entity exists who created everything – this of course leaves one question remaining – Who made God and who made the person who made God and so on … ? Maybe this interstellar insight is the reason why elderly people flock around newborn babies as if they are the Ark of the Covenant.  They all want a little piece of Heaven – of course by the time your baby is a screaming toddler who will not get up off the floor they scuttle past with stealth.  For children a belief in an omniscient one is simple, while being an adult your thoughts are tainted by everything negative related to religion.

At the moment religion seems to be causing more problems than it is solving because people are doing awful things in the name of their god.  If the Almighty is displeased why can’t he/she/it be left to vent his/her/their own wrath on the world.  The Christian Church is heading towards its most famous celebration in the whole of its calender – we do have to remember that many toddlers were sacrificed to enable one child to have safe passage.  Poets like Wordsworth and Coleridge tended to acknowledge that the countryside and all of its wonder were proof enough of a higher entity.

I read an article called, ‘How Sand And Water Play Can Unlock The Secrets Of The Universe‘, and in it is says that the Universe means everything around us and that we are all made of stardust.  It demonstrates the simple fact that children who are very young believe in a god in the way they did before science, writing and religious leaders tweaked the word of god to suit their own purposes.  Maybe we will all find god in the sandpit or water fountain or at least appreciate the wonders of our universe – however it was created.

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