Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Things I’ll have to explain to my child one day

what happened on September 11, 2001

who was Osama Bin Laden

what is a nuclear bomb

what is nuclear radiation and what are the dangers of nuclear power plants

what is global climate change and how have we contributed to it

what is/was peak oil and how will/has it changed the world as we know/knew it

what was the Holocaust

who was Hitler

what is slavery and why does it exist today more than ever before in human history

who would celebrate his death because he “has Jewish blood”

who would celebrate his death because he “has Muslim blood”

who would celebrate his death because he “has Christian blood”

who would celebrate his death because he “has Atheist blood”.

At the present time, his family and day-to-day activities are the world he lives in. How long will he live in this bubble of love, protection, and privilege? How do I teach him to navigate a chaotic, violent world and find hope, joy, and peace along his journey?

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if you were hoping for input or not but I think teaching him about God is a good way. Share the Bible with him. It will clearly teach him how to navigate this world and certainly show him how to find hope, joy, and peace along the way. I just started reading a book called Bible Stories for Toddlers to Gavin who is 3. It has pictures and the stories are very very simplified without loosing the meaning and morals.

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