The kid is obviously brilliant, but to declare that he has faith because he can
do this parlor trick is a little premature. That's why the age of
accountability is 8, not 3, I guess. Good foundation, though.
I don't know, I think children often have faith that we adults can't even touch.
In the interest of full disclosure, this is my son. His name is Toby. He has
always had a spirituality about him - most kids are obsessed with cars or
dinosaurs or princesses, Toby's obsession is temples. Like crazy obsessed with
temples, and has been since he was about 18 months old. As a parent who was not
active LDS when he was born, his "faith" and example to my husband and
I has left us with stronger testimonies of our own. Toby does have
an insane memory (sometimes it's freaky) and yes, you could call this a parlor
trick. But as I wrote in the blog post, I'd rather have him learn scriptures
than pointless nursery rhymes. We do talk a lot about the meaning behind the
words as well, but obviously, he's 3, so I have no idea how much understanding
is going on there.