Sunday, July 15, 2012

Well, Isn't That Special?



One of my Facebook friends, presumably Catholic, posted this picture today.

From a Catholic point of view, this photo of a very young child kneeling in devotion likely elicits geysers of warmth and fuzziness.  Isn't it so inspirational!

I, on the other hand, being an atheist, have a totally different perspective.  Was she told to kneel like that solely for the purpose of taking the picture?  Was she just imitating what she saw other people in the church doing without knowing the reason for it?  Even if it was spontaneous, she is way too young to have developed an intellect capable of determining for herself whether what she has been taught to do in a church really causes some deity in the heavens to smile down upon her.


2 comments:

mikespeir said...

Out of the mouths of babes...who have been coached by deluded adults....

the chaplain said...

There was a time when I would have been moved by an image like this. Now, my reaction is much like yours.