Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A Conversation with Charlie (Age 6)

HIM: Dad, what are zombies?
ME: Well, zombies are these made up creatures and they're supposed to be dead people who come back to life and they walk around trying to eat brains.
HIM: Yeah. We play zombie tag at school sometimes.
ME: How does that work?
HIM: Well one person is it and they're a zombie and if they catch you you're a zombie.
ME: But aren't they always slow?
HIM: Yeah. It's hard for the zombie.
ME: It always is.
HIM: So zombies are just pretend monsters?
ME: Yep. They're make believe people who die and then come back to life.
HIM: SO JESUS WAS A ZOMBIE?!
ME: What? Uh...
HIM: He died and came back to life! DID JESUS EAT BRAINS, DAD?!
ME: Well...
JILL: It does sound a lot like what you said about Jesus, except for the brains part.
ME: Well...uh...
HIM: I'm just kidding, Dad. I'm pretty sure Jesus was just made up.

8 comments:

Glenn said...

John, when Charlie is in charge of the world, he won't hurt us, will he? Will he!?

nancymcjensen said...

wahat does Charlie have to say about Zombie Temps? hmmm??

nancymcjensen said...

I wonder what Charlie would think about Zombie Temps, hmmm?

Christopher said...

Zombie Jesus - now that's the kind of Messiah I could get behind!

No seriously. I wouldn't want to be in front of Zombie Jesus, because he'd just start shambling in my direction mumbling something about "Blessed are the brain-eaters..."

Scott Chicken said...

Zombie Jesus is our next band name.

More importantly, Zombie Jesus has a massive advantage over other Zombies (and, presumably, over other Jesuses (or is that Jesi?)), in that he can heal the sick and bring them back to life. So he really only has to catch one person and he's set: eat brain, resurrect and heal, eat brain again, repeat as necessary.

Shellynoir said...

I think Billy Idol did a song about a zombie Jesus...

Nina said...

Zombie Jesus must preach a more quid pro quo approach to religion--we get to eat the body of Christ in Church, after which he eats our brains.

Mike said...

That's great.

The logic of a six year-old: infallable.