Timothy Larsen: Religion is wasted on the young
At faithadleadership.com, Timothy Larsen writes:
Children do this to you. Being a college professor is fun, because you get to problematize and nuance the cartoonish views of your students. Being a parent, however, means that you have to do the hard work of sketching the rough draft that someone else will someday take gleeful delight in lampooning. Part of what makes all this so unfair is that children absorb and process information in ways that are not conducive to subtlety…
A truly mature faith is one that—having imbibed all the critiques and traced all the nuances—is not afraid once again to risk childlike simplicity.