Because a book written by a little kid’s dad must be accurate

I thought I talked about this a couple months ago. People keep sending me emails about it, and I finally figured I’d write about it.

You know the story, the one about the little boy (Colton Burpo) who got sick, died, went to heaven and declared that “Heaven is real”. Colton’s dad Todd wrote a book of the boy’s stories. Colton was 4 when his appendix burst and now he’s 11. Over the course of a few years, he remembered “new” things that happened while he was in heaven.

And now the world is raising their hands in honor of a little youngster whose story is told through his father’s mind.

It’s magical and mysterious. Isn’t it great how god can work through a four year old’s father’s pen?

Oh, and that father happens to be a pastor of a little church.

All I can think is: if the proof of heaven is coming from a four-year-old boy, that’s a H U G E stretch.

But if that little boy’s pastor father is writing for the boy, fuggettaboutit.

Next impossible story please.

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4 thoughts on “Because a book written by a little kid’s dad must be accurate

  1. From the site that tries to pass off this tripe as legitimate literature:

    Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each.

    Hey, how much information can anyone have on a miscarried fetus? What could be impossible-to-know about something that lived for T minus several months?

    I guess I have to buy the book to find out about that little gem……

  2. Too much cognitive bias and reinforcement of preconceived notions to be any sort of reliable testament. Too bad they don’t want to try and go for some sort of objectivity.

  3. While Colton did recover from the ruptured appendix, a woman by the name of Elaine Esposito, fell into a coma during an appendectomy and 37 years and 111 days later, she went Home to be with the Lord. It was a blessing.

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