Right now we are reading through "the world Almanac for kids"
In the beginning of time, the world was completely dark. The only thing that existed was water and the mighty god, Bumba. One day Bumba was plagued with a tremendous stomachache. Racked with pain, he vomited up the sun. The sun dried up some of the water, leaving vast areas of land. Still in pain, Bumba vomited again, spitting up the moon and the stars. Bumba kept vomiting, but this time it was living creatures - the leopard, the crocodile, the turtle and so forth. The last living creature to come from his stomach was mankind.
1. The way things came out in order...that's truth mom. God made things in that order.
2. Bumba.....he didn't make the world.. and mom, that's GROSS.
3. Man was made last by God too!
Then he asked : why would they make a story up like that mom?
My response was that all people carry within them some aspect of who God is. Sometimes they don't know who God is yet and sometimes they just don't want to believe in God so they make up something that makes more sense to them. This is a VERY old story from a tribe in Africa, so they might not have known who God was yet.
He got this quizzical look on his face and I could tell he was thinking but he couldn't express his thoughts yet. I expect they'll come out sometime this week.
How do you teach YOUR children Critical Thinking?