But that is exactly what he did at St. Nicholas of Myra vacation bible school this week. God actually took the time off his very busy schedule causing earthquakes and killing evil people at the Love Parade to call each of the 21 children at the camp with messages to “follow him.”
The children were between the ages of 6 to 9 years-old, which is the perfect age, of course.
Oh, man, there are so many things wrong here that I don’t even know where to begin.
The first thing that clearly comes to mind is the parallel with Santa Claus (even the name of the school is St. Nicholas!!!) eating the cookie and drinking the milk from the mantle, while possibly leaving muddy footprints and reindeer crumbs on the snow. This is no different and every adult involved in this camp’s little stunt knows that it’s not god at the other end of the line, but Father O’Neal just trying to touch… uh… reach out… I mean, influence the children at his school with a personal phone call from the big man in the sky.
So the level of deceit is beyond me.
As a non-believer, I actually really love this program. Just like the Santa bit, children will smarten up to it eventually, as we all did, and hopefully it’ll be one more notch in their skeptic belt against believing in fairy tales.