On the drive home from preschool today, Darwin was singing "God is good, God is great, thank you for feeding us," and BAM just like that: I remembered Darwin goes to a Christian preschool.
When Griffin was in preschool, he never gave the whole thanking-God-for-food thing much thought, so I didn't either. And then when Christmas came around, Griffin thought it was kinda odd they celebrated baby Jesus and asked me if we believed in Jesus and I said the story was true, but I don't worship Jesus. His reply? "Oh good!"
So in being as religiously diplomatic I can be (because I want my kids to make up their own minds with as little of my overbearance as possible), I asked Darwin what he thought about God just now, after he set up a tea party for Legos and was singing the song again.
"Hey Darwin, can you sing that song to me?"
"God is good, God is great, thank you for feeding us."
"What do you think about God?"
"God is good?"
"Is that what you think or what preschool taught you?"
"What preschool taught me."
"Okay. What do you think?"
"God is... God is... I don't know. What do you think Mommy?"
"I think God is the same as Universe, Destiny and Mother Nature."
"I LOVE Mother Nature! Mother Nature is cool!"
"Because Mother Nature takes care of us and give us food and gives animals homes."
"Those are very good reasons Dar."
"Thanks! I go play Legos with Griff now."
You know, in actuality it's all the same. There's no differences, just labels.