This story has been floating around the net for a while, but was recently resent to us by a reader and it’s worth checking out again. According to the story, 8-year-old Danny Dutton, from Chula Vista, California, was once asked to “explain God” as a homework assignment. His answer was absolutely priceless. Read it below.
“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 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 be wasting His time by going over your mom and dad’s heads asking for something they said you couldn’t have.
Atheists are people who don’t believe in God. I don’t think that 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 people who didn’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 they didn’t know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said OK.
His Dad (God) appreciated everything 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 which are important for God to take care of Himself without having to bother God — like a secretary, only more important.
You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to hear you, because they got it worked out so that one of them is on duty at all times.
You should always go to church on Sunday, because it makes God happy, and if there’s anybody you want to make happy, it’s God. Don’t skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong! And, besides, the sun doesn’t come out at the beach until noon anyway.
If you don’t believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can’t go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He’s around you when you are scared in the dark or when you can’t swim very good and you got thrown into really deep water by big kids.
But you shouldn’t just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and He can take me back anytime He pleases.
And that is why I believe in God.”
Think he got it right?