Danny Dutton of Chula Vista, California was 8. Given as homework
he was asked to write his explanation of God. Here is what he
One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace
the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care
of things on earth. He doesn't make grown ups, just babies. I
think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way He
doesn't have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk
and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.
God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful
lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things,
pray at times besides bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen
to the radio or TV because of this. Because He hears everything,
there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless He has
thought of a way to turn it off.
God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which
keeps him pretty busy. So you shouldn't waste his time by going
over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you
couldn't have. Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I
don't think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren't
any who come to our church.
Jesus is God's son. He used to do all the hard work like walking
on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people
who don't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him
preaching to them and they crucified him. But he was good and
kind like his Father, and he told his Father that they did not
know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K.
His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all
his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out
on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now
he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things
that are important for God to take care of and which things he
can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a
secretary, only more important.