Sjolander Road Fellowship

Declaring the God of Unconditional Love


are you smarter than a fifth grader?



For me, probably not. That is especially so if the subject is computers, smart phones, or social media. Maybe religion too.


In the past I thought God could love me and still threaten me with eternal torment. I just bet the average fifth grader knows better than that. Hopefully, they will continue to know better than that when they are my age (65). That should bring about some welcome change in how we view and treat our fellowmen.


A good friend of mine likes to say that Christian Orthodoxy reduces most of humanity to human garbage on the way to the incinerator. Its not a pretty picture. It is also not true, but many still sell that story, and many more still buy it. Test that one on the average fifth grader you meet.


Better yet try the average five year old. They probably see God more clearly than those of us thoroughly indoctrinated by the church.