Personally, I’m not too big on the whole organized religion thing, but I have several friends who are active in their churches, and they love it. No matter what your faith is, I think we can all agree on this: what you believe is your business and nobody else’s. And if you don’t believe in anything, that’s perfectly fine too. However, there are those who want to decide for others what they should and shouldn’t believe. And there’s nothing quite as satisfying as seeing those people being put in their place. In this brilliant fictitious story, a teacher tries to tell her students what to think and what to feel – but this kid’s clever comeback sure shut her up!
6 year old Adam was attentively listening to his first grade teacher Ms. Smith talk about religion. Ms. Smith was not a believer, and did not intend on teaching any religion to any of her students – no matter what they thought.
“Go out in the schoolyard”
To demonstrate that God did not exist, Ms. Smith asked Adam:
“Adam, can you see that tree outside the window?”
“Yes,” the boy replied.
“Adam, can you see the lawn around the tree?”
“Yes,” the boy replied once again.
“Now go out in the schoolyard and look up at the sky,” Ms. Smith told him.
Adam nodded, and walked out in the schoolyard. He looked up at the blue sky for a few moments, then walked back into the classroom.
“Did you see God out there?”
“I saw the sky,” Adam said, happy to have been out in the yard for a few seconds.
“But did you see God up there?” the teacher said in a mocking tone.
“Nope, I didn’t,” Adam answered truthfully.
“Exactly. We can’t see God, because he’s not there. He simply doesn’t exist,” the teacher said with a jeering smile.
“Can you see miss Smith?”
Suddenly, Adam’s classmate Felicia eagerly raised her hand, and the teacher nodded for her to speak.
“Adam, can you see that tree outside the window?” little Felicia asked.
“Yes,” he replied.
“And can you see the lawn around the tree?”
“Yes,” Adam said.
“And did you see the sky out there?”
“Yes!” Adam said, a bit frustrated at all the questions.
“And can you see miss Smith?”
“So according to what we’ve been taught…”
“Yes,” Adam replied, now getting a bit curious.
“And can you see her brain?” little Felicia asked.
“Uhm, no,” Adam replied.
Felicia smiled at miss Smith.
“Okay, so according to what we’ve been taught today, miss Smith doesn’t have a brain!”
I couldn’t help but laugh out loud – that’s what I call a comeback!
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