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We all have our own reasons for why we believe in God. This is by
far the most amusing. Written by Danny Dutton, age 8, from Chula
Vista, CA, for his third grade homework assignment to explain God.

One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the
ones that die so there will be enough people to take care of things
on earth.  He doesn't make grown ups, just babies.  I think because they
are smaller and easier to make.  That way, He doesn't have to take up His
valuable time teaching them to talk and walk, He can just leave that
to mothers and fathers.

God's second most important job is listening to prayers.  An awful
lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things,
pray at times besides bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio
or TV because of this.  Because He hears everything there must be a
terrible lot of noise in His ears, unless He has thought of a way to turn it off.

God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which
keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting His time by going
over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't

Atheists are people who don't believe in God.  I don't think there
are any in Chula Vista.  At least there aren't any who come to our

Jesus is God's son. He used to do all the hard work like walking on
water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who
didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of Him preaching to them
and they crucified Him.  But He was good and kind like His Father and He told
His Father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them
and God said OK. His Dad (God) appreciated everything that He had done and all His
hard work on earth so He told Him He didn't have to go out on the
road anymore that He could stay in heaven.  So He did.  And now He helps
His Dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for
God to take care of and which ones He can take care of without having to
bother God. Like a secretary only more important.  

You can pray anytime you want
and they are sure to hear you because they got it worked out so one
of them is on duty all the times.

You should always go to Church on Sunday because it makes God
happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God. Don't
skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the
beach. This is wrong!  Besides, the sun doesn't come out at the beach until
noon anyway.

If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be
very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like
to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're
scared in the dark or when you can't swim very good and you get thrown into
real deep water by big kids.

But you shouldn't always think of what God can do for you, I figure
God put me here and He can take me back anytime He pleases.

And that's why I believe in God.