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child questions

I’m looking forward to the profundity of the questions Thomas will ask as he and his mind develop and grow.  Children often surprise us.

Having said that, their questions remind us of what it was like to not have thought further about a question.  Take a question like ‘Who made God?’  This is one of the questions dealt with in the new book, ‘Who Made God? And Other Tricky Questions‘, by missiologist, linguist, and former Carey Baptist principal Brian Smith.

Because kids ((and some popular atheists – I cannot resist the urge to add…)) need to be shown how to identify what is assumed in a question (and an answer to it), any semantic issues involved, and learn to (if necessary) reformulate or rephrase it, think past initial, incomplete answers and get to subsequent less incomplete answers.