Who Made God?

geometric diagram20/20 land is vast. Mimi and Beenie are almost 6 1/2. It pleases me greatly that my daughters are actually doing math on their own adorable twenty fingers and twenty toes. This month marks five years since those digits inspired/drove me to start writing about this parental experience.

February is quite gray this year. Its always the longest stretch, isn’t it? That last six weeks of winter. Reminds me a bit of living in Chicago, this winter. Except it hasn’t been too cold or snowy, but shit its been gray. Gray and then gray. Even Beenie commented on “another cloudy day”, that she missed the sun. I concur. She is full of complicated questions, that one. Earlier today she had me look up “Who made God” on the Internet. I still see it in the Google search field on the upper right of my browser window. There were many results for our search, and the discussion that followed was similar to other ones we have on the origin of God and whether or not God has a gender. Beenie is a scientist, and goes about building her God theory logically. I wish I had more definitive answers for her, but my replies are always the same… I don’t know. Some people think this, and other people think that, and I am pretty sure that God is a part of everything and every person. That there are lots of people that think they know about God, but the reality is, nobody knows anything. The greatest part of the discussion is that she doesn’t get freaked out by my lack of conviction — in fact, she seems perfectly content to add it to her research on the subject and then move on. I love that she thought the Internet would have the answer, and why wouldn’t she? You can find an answer to any question in this strangely familiar place. Maybe the Internet is God. Did God make the Internet?



  1. Mine seem unfazed by my explanations about what other people think and a summary that includes “but nobody knows.”

    We’ve talked about how important it is to other families that they believe what they believe, and how important it is to us that we question things people say are simply true.

    I love that she wants to Google important questions. In my day, we checked the encyclopedia for gods.

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