Tornado E: Christians are people who go to church!
Me: Um, no. Christians are people who believe Jesus was Christ. (Don’t say any more. Don’t say any more. They’re not old enough. DO NOT say any more!)
Tornado E: Oh. I believe in Jesus, so I’m a Christian.
Me: (Good enough.) Yes.
Tornado S: I don’t believe in Jesus.
Tornado E: YES! You do!
Tornado S: No, I don’t.
Me: Why not, Tornado S?
Tornado S: I don’t want to tell you.
Me: That’s ok. I was just curious.
Tornado S: Can you guess who my favorite person in the Bible is?
Me: (How many “bad” guys have they taught him about?) Judas?
Tornado S: THAT’S RIGHT! JUDAS! He’s a bad guy!
Me: (Don’t say anything. Don’t say anything!) He betrayed Jesus, so many consider him a bad guy. (Ah, crap.)
Tornado S: He had Jesus killed!
Me: (Shut up. Shut up. Shut up.) No. That was a bunch of temple leaders. The (SHUT UP!). Nevermind. A lot of people were afraid of Jesus, so they went out and had him killed.
Tornado S: Because of Judas!
Me: Yes. But Jesus had to die, so maybe Judas was doing what he was told. (God, why am I having a religious discussion with my very young boys?! I’m an idiot.)
Tornado S: Judas is still my favorite because he’s a bad guy.
Apparently I can’t keep myself from mudding up religious waters.
And when do I start worrying about Tornado S’s affinity for bad guys? When he starts idolizing Stalin?