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Old 01-17-2016, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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Always having admired people who never bought a thing they were told until they had proof, I could not but fall in love with this little one who is completely amused when her Dad tells her about snow. As the page says, "pics, Dad, or I'm not buying it!" Imagine not believing in snow! Well why should you when someone makes an extraordinary magical claim, without evidence!
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:46 PM
 
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She must be from the south where they don't have snow. Very cute.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:06 AM
 
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When Mrs Arq first came to the UK..what 25 years ago..she saw there was something odd about the rain.
'It's frozen. We call it "Hail".'
'Arloo!'

'No, really. It is.'

I had to go and collect a handful to show her. Seeing is believing. Fortunately she didn't claim that it was an illusion sent by Mara to undermine her Faith in her own rightness.

I rather suspect that God rolling up in Pow'r or Jesus finally descending on a cloud with Bob Hope blowin' his ole horn, would be accepted as convincing. The theist accusation that we'd explain that away doesn't really hold water. It's usually part of a complex skein of red herrings (and you know you're mixing your metaphors when you have a skein of red herrings) to excuse the theist from producing any decent evidence on the grounds that 'You'd never accept it even if I produced it'.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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That video is great.

I showed my wife and she reminded me of one of the first time our kids saw snow (as we had moved from the south to the north). To set this up properly...its worth noting that while my wife and I are both atheists, we have never discussed those views nor does religion come up as a topic much. At the very least, not when our kids were small and at the time we lived in a snowy place.

I was outside with them as they were playing in the snow, throwing snowballs, etc. I told them they should make snow angels. They of course asked what is a snow angel. So I tried my best to explain how to make one and it became apparent they thought I was trying to pull one over on them (I can't blame them for being skeptical of their dad...they have good reasons ).

So I finally broke down and jumped on the ground and made (what I thought was) a perfectly adequate snow angel. Once I got up to show off what I thought was fine art....my kids looked at me and said, "dad, that's not an angel, its just the snow your arms and legs flattened."
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Missouri, USA
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This is cute.
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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Haha, she's a born skeptic. How cute.
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