Here is just another example of insight into the human psyche gained while driving a school bus. Enjoy!
One morning, after picking up several young children, one little boy – a kindergartener – began to sing one of his most favorite songs…”Let It Go.“
Another little boy who was sitting next to him, a second-grader, began pleading with him to stop, after which he begged me to intervene. I couldn’t help it – I had to……let it go, let it go!
The younger boy (Boy 1) was singing the theme song from Frozen, to which the older boy (Boy 2) responded with his own lyrics: “Shuh uht up! Shuh uht up! I don’t want you to sing anymo oh ore!“
Me: What’s wrong? Don’t you like Frozen?
Boy 2: NO! It’s a stupid movie!
Me: What, you don’t like singing snowmen? What about Frosty the Snowman?
Boy 2: I like Frosty, but he was real! Somebody put a hat on him and he started moving.
Me: So, you don’t like Olaf?
Boy 2: I like him, OK, but he’s not real…not like Frosty.
Seriously, if I made this stuff up it wouldn’t be as funny.
You know, the above story is sort of like arguments adults have. One particular argument that comes to mind is the one about where life on earth came from (I know the analogy isn’t perfect, but I hope you get the point).
Man 1: I love to sing about Creation! “Oh Lord my God, when I in awestruck wonder, consider all the worlds Thy hands have made!“
Man 2: Stop it! I don’t want to hear all that nonsense! Sing something else, or sing nothing at all.
Man 1: But I wan’t to sing! “Then sings my soul, my Savior, God, to Thee. ‘How great thou Art! How great Thou art!“
Man 2: STOP IT! I don’t want to hear it! God is NOT great! God is NOT great! He doesn’t even exist!
Man 1: Yes, He does! And because He created me and gave me life, I want to give Him praise.
Man 2: Oh, give me a break! I love life as much as anyone, if not more, but I’m not going to praise your God for it!
Man 1: Oh, really? You believe that human life evolved from something that came from nothing? Do you really want to sing praises to nothingness?
Man 2: Don’t be silly! Haven’t you ever heard of panspermia?
Man 1: Uh, no. Not really.
Man 2: You simpleton! You naive worshipper of a mythical fairy-god! You’re nothing but a slave to a worthless, iron-age book of man-made fiction. Life on earth didn’t evolve from nothing; it was planted here by intelligent life from beyond, from outer space.
Man 1: Right! You mean God?
Man 2: No! You idiot! Aliens!
Man 1: Huh? But…
Man 2: Shut up! I don’t wan’t to hear any more of your foolishness! God is not real; aliens are!
(Video of Richard Dawkins defending the theory of panspermia: the theory that alien intelligent life, not a Creator God, placed life on this planet.)
Uhmm…OK… Let it go! Let it go!
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” – Hebrews 11:3