Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A theological discussion sparked by...handwriting?

In today's handwriting lesson Builder Boy was to copy the sentence "Do you like dinosaurs?" Immediately Builder Boy started talking about dinosaurs and how they used to live but they died and turned into skeletons that people now dig up. Then he told me that dinosaurs came from another world.

Huh?

That started a discussion of God (that He made the dinosaurs a long, long time ago) which, thanks to recent readings, led to a discussion of heaven. I had to once more explain that we can't get to heaven by traveling (he asked how many days it took to get there.) He told me that we can't see God now, but we will see Him when we get to heaven. Then we talked a little bit more about heaven; what we think we'll do there, who we'll see there, and how people who love Jesus will go to heaven.

I am so glad that he encountered that handwriting assignment at home instead of at a public school. Not only would he have not been able to have a one-on-one discussion with a teacher at a public school, but other kids may have re-enforced incorrect information. And they aren't allowed to talk about God. So yea for homeschooling!

1 comment:

  1. It's funny how conversations start and end with children. Definitely a perk to homeschooling!

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