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don't go to your Sedars?
But despite all my efforts in raising her Jewish, I am at a quandary when I am asked questions like:
"Where does God live? Does God live on a mountain in Egypt where Moses went?"
"What does God look like?"
"Who is God?"
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Believe it or not, there are quite a number of Jewish atheists/ agnostics, even
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Thus far I have sort of dodged the conversation. Unlike other random questions that she has asked me lately ("Mommy, what is a pillow?" "Mommy, what is a rock?") she hasn't mentioned the "G" word in a few days. And I am grateful. Because I know when we have the conversation it will go like this:
"Well some people believe... "
Ok this is good. I'm not being dismissive of other cultures.
"Some people believe that God created the universe and that God helps people sometimes."
Is this enough?
"But I don't believe in God, I believe that the universe was created in the Big Bang like in your book."
Ok, point made
Kiddo - "So who did Moses talk to?"
So for now I avoid. And I hope she forgets about it until I come up with a better answer. Do I say that the stories are made up? If I do will she start asking why we celebrate the Sedar in the first place? Is "because we are Jewish" enough of an answer? I don't even know. Thankfully she often forgets her train of thought and something she was so curious about one day, is forgotten the next. Like how she forgot to follow up on that "Where do babies come from?" question. That one I answered as honestly as I could until we got to the, "Yeah, ok but HOW does it come out?" to which I responded that it came out through the mommy's vagina, to which she responded by laughing hysterically, "WHAT?! A baby in a vagina! WHAT?!" and rolled around on the floor maniacally as if I had told her the funniest joke in the world. For the record, to her the funniest joke in the world is:
"The chair fell in the yogurt"
That's it. No set up. "The chair fell in the yogurt."
So maybe that is a good solution to my God Dilemma.
"Where does God live?"