How Should We Answer Our Children’s Questions? (7m) – Editor’s Break 034

Editor’s Break 034 looks at answering questions posed by our children, particularly difficult ones like, “Is God real?”

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Skyler J. Collins (Editor)

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Founder and editor of and, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on the Everything Voluntary podcast.

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Hello Skyler! Good topic here. Many voluntarists are focused on ethics but not experts at metaphysics, the less practical one of the two. The God question and definition is legitimate. I am sorry that all adults dealing with God you met so far were blind believers who could not provide reasoning. I’ll try to do better. If you want to raise your children intelligently, you should not only hope that they will “dig”, you should demonstrate the “digging” yourself. Skepticism without personal investigation is just nihilism. You can know God in two ways, a priori and experimentally. A priori you… Read more »