On the Upper West Side lived a man who was a very militant atheist but he sent his son to Trinity School because, despite its Christian roots, it was a great school. After a month, the boy comes home and says casually, "By the way Dad, do you know what Trinity means? It means the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost."
The father can barely control his rage. He seizes his son by the shoulders and declares,
"Danny, I'm going to tell you something now and I want you never to forget it. There is only one God and we don't believe in Him!"
"Parenting was much easier when I was raising my non-existent kids hypothetically."
There was once a small boy who banged a drum all day and loved every moment of it. He would not be quiet, no matter what anyone else said or did. Various attempts were made to do something about the child.
One person told the boy that he would if he continued to make so much noise, perforate his eardrums. This reasoning was too advanced for the child, who was neither a scientist nor a scholar.
"Spin cheerfully, not tearfully; He knows the way you plod. Spin carefully, spin prayerfully; but leave the thread to God."
A teacher was finishing up a lesson on the joys of discovery and the importance of curiosity.
"Where would we be today," she asked, "if no one had ever been curious?"
One child quietly spoke up from the back of the room. "In the garden of Eden?"
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