Religion: Sin for Six-Year-Olds

Angels have beautiful clothes made of pink and lavender nylon, even the latest rockets cannot penetrate Heaven, and the Devil is full of uranium. These are some of the up-to-the-minute theories of small-fry theology turned up in a survey of sixto ten-year-olds conducted by Professor Theophil Thun, 59, of the Padogogische Akademie (Teachers College) in Paderborn, Germany. Professor Thun was less interested in theology than in charting the juvenile sense of sin, and his findings indicate that at six as well as at 60, sin often seems whatever is most fun-such as "scuffling...

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