Why did God create boys?
"God made guys for a reason we don't know, but I know they're good for something," says Allison, 12.
Good for something? I hope so.
"Men lay around the house, but sometimes they do stuff, too," says Shelby, 8. "Sometimes they're helpful."
Gee, thanks a lot, Shelby. Have you been talking to Allison?
"God created men so they could build homes and smell like rotten eggs," says Brianme, 11. Have you discussed this with your dad, or do you always give him cologne for his birthday?
Well, maybe there's a reason for the smell, suggests Lauren, 11: "I think that God created boys because he wanted them to do all the dirty work while the girls get to stay at home and do what they please. He made boys tougher than girls."
You might get an argument from Allison and Shelby about boys being tougher than girls, but not from Andrew, 10: "God created boys to grow up and become men. They are head of the house. The main purpose is to make sure everything is all right at all times and to protect the household."
Andrew, beware of Barbara, 11, when you begin to look for a wife. She says, "I think God created boys so a girl could have a daddy, a brother and a husband, but who wants one!"
Andrew, you stand a much better chance with Beth, 9: "God created boys because girls need them to help make babies. Even though boys are rowdy, we've got to have them."
Another Shelby, 9, says: "Adam gave one of his ribs to create girls. He was the first human who ever played with lions and tigers without getting a scratch! Jesus was the most important boy and performed miracles."
Well, Adam didn't exactly give his rib. God put him to sleep and performed surgery.
Man has never recovered from the surgery, says author John Eldredge.
Eldredge conducts a seminar for men called "Wild At Heart," which is also the title of his best-selling book. He asserts that most of our images of God or Jesus are passive. In most pictures, Jesus looks like Mr. Rogers with a beard. We interpret the biblical statement "God is love" to mean God is "nice."
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