So, last night, we had family home evening. We're talking about the articles of faith, and we were on the second one (I know, we just started.): "We believe that man must be punished for their own sins and not for Adam's transgression." The discussion went something like this (after defining "punished" and "transgression" and introducing them to who Adam was):
Mom: Josh, do you think it would be fair if I stole a car and you had to go to jail because of it?
Dad: And Emmett, what if Josh stole a candy? Would it be fair if we took away your bike because he stole it?
Mom: That's kind of what we're talking about. Adam did something he maybe shouldn't have, and we don't believe that we are punished for it. We believe that we are only punished if we do something bad, not because someone else did something bad.
Josh: So, it's like if Dad took off all the doorknobs and glued all the doors shut, we wouldn't get in trouble for it?
After a ponderous silence: Yes, Josh. That's right. If Dad removed all the doorknobs and glued all the doors shut, we wouldn't get in trouble for it.
Ha! I'm still laughing! Hilarious!! Josh definitely gets the random award of the week!!