Baby learning to speak in tongues

So this is how they get you. Perhaps babies are ‘born atheist’ (without a religion)… but they seem to become zealots really fast.

www.youtube.com/embed/6twB_b71XPE?

I see grown ass men talking like this on late night televangelist programs. It’s baby talk! Grow up, raaaabaaalololo baaaa faaaaaaa riggookkooolala dooooooooooooobooooooo JEEEE-SUS aabbbbbloriahnooobogo nobogo looo wookiewookie jibby jibby jibby. They should be embarrassed! Babies are cute when they do it. Adults are not.

FYI, this video is actually my daughter Zoe babbling. Cute, huh?

Okay, so now she’s an evangelical speaking in tongues… not too long ago Zoe was an atheist. We still love her.

Zoe’s thoughts on God

www.youtube.com/embed/MDX5_d7V5uU?

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  • Gregory in Seattle

    Admit it: this blog entry is just an excuse to post gratuitous baby pictures and video. I’m not complaining, mind you.

  • mirax

    So adorable! Given the war raging between the cat, dog and squid lovers on FTB, you win hands down with baby Zoe.

  • Drivebyposter

    She’s probably read more of the bible than most other christians.

  • sphex

    I second what mirax at #2 said. :)

  • F

    That’s certainly better than the flip side.

  • Art

    I suspect that there is a developmental and experiential basis for religion in that for an infant so much of their experience is seemingly miraculous.

    With newborn sight limited to a few feet parents seemingly appear out of nowhere and hover above you. Without some concept of time, feeding schedules and I/O, it would seem that food magically appears when you are hungry and diapers are changed before becoming too uncomfortable. It is like these miraculous and all-powerful beings are magically reading the kid’s mind.

    Also, like so many religions, there are substantial rewards to praise and worship of these greater beings. Toddle up hug a leg and tell them you ‘wuv’ them and they reward you with sweets and good things.

    And punishments for not obeying.

    These huge, seemingly supernatural, beings can inflict pain and/or pleasure and manipulate the infant at will. We were all once helpless infants in the hands of all-powerful parents. Living in a world of wonder and fear.

  • Steph Bazzle

    I don’t too often comment, but my almost-6-yo daughter insists. She watched both with me and is demanding more videos of Zoe! We have a 7 month old in our house (my son Rebel) but apparently Zoe’s babble is more interesting than his.

  • Stacy

    Given the war raging between the cat, dog and squid lovers on FTB, you win hands down with baby Zoe.

    Not so fast! Choose sides and let hostilities commence: who’s cuter, Zoe or Greg Laden’s Huxley? :)

    (Seriously, what a cutie-pie. And her glossolalia skillz r awesome.)

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rockbeyondbelief/ Justin Griffith

    Admit it: this blog entry is just an excuse to post gratuitous baby pictures and video. I’m not complaining, mind you

    Called out. Yeah. At least I started to filter out my risque stuff. For instance, in a recent conversation revolving around the eating babies meme:

    “If atheists eat babies, afterbirth is ‘atheist dessert’.”

    In the old days I would have photoshopped it.


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