Sunday, 28 March 2010

Question from the week before Easter Sunday.

Sitting at the table tonight eating dinner, radio tuned into 'Pick of the Week', BBC Radio 4. Phillip Pullman's new novel 'The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ' was being discussed, one part of the recording highlighting a festival attendee's complaint to and the response from Pullman.

We sat listening. It was fascinating, interesting and obviously thought-provoking as a few minutes after the programe moved on destructoBoy turned and said to me

"If it turns out there was no Jesus or God would Christians be disappointed?"


  1. Out of the mouths of babes ... I love it! You could tell him that the "Christians" would have to become "Ians" and that could be a bit disappointing.

  2. He is definitely wise beyond his years!

  3. Deep thoughts, deep thoughts.

    I recall sitting in church at the age of about 5, and wishing I needn't be there. BUT...what if that was THE TIME that God returned to earth? And I missed it?? Best to sit up and think good thoughts.
    BUT...then it struck me: what if He came to the 10 o'clock Mass instead of the 9, where I was planted each week? Or the 8???

    Religious turmoil began early for me. Buckle your seatbelt, Trash - you and Mr. Trashy may be in for a long, bumpy, theosophical ride!

  4. omg--or perhaps just "OM" in the circs??!?!? have i mentioned lately how much ♥♥♥ I LOVE THAT KID!!! ♥♥♥

    (& i think the consistent level of both thoughtfulness and humor of your children pretty much officially makes you THE BEST MOM EVER!) ♥♥♥

  5. And, how did you respond?

    ps: LOVE the level of questioning your kids rise to.

  6. Your children are brilliant! And so is Liesl's comment about Ians! Locket xx