Monday, December 17, 2012

Lightning Doesn't Strike in the Wintertime. I Hope.

Yesterday as the boys (Zarf, age 10 and Klaxon, age 9) were getting their gear on for a trip to the pool, and Christmas carols played in the background...

Zarf: I don't understand. Those people who had Jesus -- how did they know he wasn't their real son?

Me: Joseph and Mary?

Zarf: Yes. How come they thought Jesus was the son of God? Couldn't he have been their real son?

Me: Yes, they...[long pause as I think of a synonym for "Virgin Birth"] had not yet attempted reproduction.

Zarf: Oh. So he was definitely God's son not their own?

Me: Yes.

Zarf: But wouldn't God need to reproduce with another god? Because he'd have to find one of his own species for reproduction to be successful.

Me: Well, there's really only ONE God. There aren't any others for him to reproduce with...and of course, we say God is a "him" or use "he," but only for convenience sake. God probably doesn't have a gender.

Zarf: Ah. So God reproduces asexually?

Klaxon: Like certain fungi!


  1. Science and God. I love it. I do believe there is room for both!! Fungi. Ha.

    (Oh, and I also believe God's got a mighty sense of humor!)

    1. It's nice to see that he's thinking about our homeschool discussions of religion and science.

      And Percy Jackson.

  2. Just wait until you get to Greek mythology. Zeus turning into giant swans and such and generating by-blows, and the reason Hera was so cranky all the time.

    Certain fungi. Nice.

  3. Ba! Haha! What a great story!

    If God didn't have a sense of humor, he wouldn't have been able to put up with us humans all this time.

  4. I can just see a giant mushroom overseeing your nativity. Awesome story.

  5. I love it! Only homeschooled kids would make that particular connection. Wonderful!