When my middle daughter was in 7th grade she called home from an overnight Christian youth conference to tell us that she and her friend Jackie were no longer going to date boys because they had decided to date Jesus.
I stopped her mid sentence, put the phone to my chest, and laughed out loud.
“I’m serious dad. Why are you laughing?”
“Well for starters you’re in 7th grade and haven’t had a boyfriend yet. But mainly because that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”
“Well that’s what our conference speaker said we should do.”
“That’s because he’s an idiot.”
“He was being honest.”
“Well, dear, you’re going to find out that in life just because someone’s a Christian, and honest, that doesn’t mean they’re smart.” [Read more...]