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Daughter: Mom, if God is the source of all goodness and holiness, why did He create the evil one?

Mom: hmmm... No, he was not created as bad, but he disobeyed God.

Daughter: Why did God allow it?

Mom: Because God gives us free will.

Daughter: What is that?

Mom (just thinking): Can someone hand me over a concise parenting dictionary?.....

Mom (now speaking): It is when you can think and choose what you want, on your own. But there are only two choices: good or bad. The evil one chose to be bad.

P. S.

Did I get that right? Sure hope so...

Where can we get Ph.D. in parenting?

  1. Amel's Realm February 7, 2008 at 8:01 AM  

    I think you did a GREAT job, Hailey! :-)))

  2. Sweetpea February 7, 2008 at 9:40 AM  

    thanks for the hopped girl.

  3. Midas February 7, 2008 at 10:08 AM  

    Well said Hailey. It's all about free will. God didn't make the bad, he made everyone equal, then free will comes along, and we all have interesting lives.

  4. mommyness February 7, 2008 at 5:36 PM  

    you said it right, hailey! if PhDs on parenting were offered, i'd sure take one. but it think we're getting there, one day at a time. :)

  5. Sunshine4Life February 8, 2008 at 3:22 AM  

    your answer was 100000% correct. the right words to describe to her what's that free choice. u can't explain more but she will understand more of it as she grows up.

  6. SINORA February 9, 2008 at 7:16 AM  

    Hi Hailey,

    nice to see u..
    God Bless Always!