God Is In Your Poop and Pee

A Six Year Old’s Views on God

While I was driving, my son started talking about how God killed the dinosaurs, so I pulled over and recorded his lecture.

I love the open-mindedness and insight in lines like “God is everywhere, even in your poop and peep” or “God is like a copy, but God’s special.”

Thank you for watching, smiling, and/or sharing.

Do you remember your first thoughts about God? Please share.


41 comments on “God Is In Your Poop and Pee

  1. rarasaur says:

    Hurrah for such wisdom! πŸ˜€ He had me at “dinosaurs”, πŸ˜‰

  2. MartyW47 says:

    Great Post! I have 4 and 6 year old nieces that I spent a lot of time with. I’m always amazed when talking to them about how much they understand and the way they perceive the world around them…

  3. Priceless! “God is in your heart and is your heart.” I loved when your son said that, because, just like our kids are our hearts so are we to God. So young and wise! Ooooh please thank him for finally solving the mystery as to why the earth spins so slow! TOO cute! and how hold is he?!??? Thank you for the smiles, what a great way to start my day!

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Haha, yeah, M, I don’t know where he came up with the earth spinning slow idea, but I love how he says that we are draining God’s energy with electricity. I might have to use that against him when he won’t get off the iPad. haha. I love what you say about “our kids are our hearts so are we to God.” Sounds like you and my son need to get together and write a post for everydaygurus. πŸ™‚ {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

  4. You learn something new every day, must remember to wave at my poo and wee before flushing from now on πŸ˜‰

    Your kids are just too cute for words!

  5. NIKOtheOrb says:

    A born philosopher and mystic! His knowledge is quite profound for a 6-year-old. His ideas of rockets, energy, space, dinosaurs, oneness; he may not fully comprehend all of this subjects, but he will some day and it will seem innate and intuitive.

    Your fatherhood reminds me so much of Teach Your Children by Crosby, Still & Nash. This song I dedicate to you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztVaqZajq-I

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Love this song, Niko. Thank you for the gift this morning. Yes, my son has a little “somethin, somethin.” I have to remind myself of how sensitive he is, especially when I’m yelling at him to score goals in soccer. 😦
      Would love for him to spend some time in the woods with you someday. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  6. Sun says:

    oh, bless your children – thanks for sharing, Kozo. i love when youngsters can articulate as well as your son does. it shows a mind being stimulated with good activity and not like some having only computer/xbox/tv viewing stimulation. it is really sad when you ask a question and all that comes out is gibberish.
    thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Thought you would like this, Sunshine. Children have such a direct connection with God, don’t they? I love when my 3 year old says, “Luv you God.” It sounds so genuine and true. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  7. Aren’t little people the best? Your son is priceless…..God is in the toilet!!!! too funny!!! xox k.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Thanks, K. Yes little people are the best. I’m writing a post about the innate wisdom of my 3 year old. Seems like the younger you are, the wiser you are. πŸ™‚ {{{hugs}}} kozo

      • Yes for sure… WHAT happens to us as we get older, particularly in our mindset? I think we should all pay close attention to the young ones and we could learn a thing or two. (((warm hugs)))… ps… it is so precious what you have, the time spent with your little boys. just watching that video I melted a bit. They grow so fast. I am so happy you are experiencing what you are…. (( hugs again))). K.

  8. Rohan 7 Things says:

    Ha! This is adorable and very insightful, so much to learn from the open minds of the young ones πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing Kozo! Hugs.


    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Guess this is what they mean by “beginner’s mind” in Zen, Rohan. By the way, I’m 1/3 through your book, and I am definitely going to give it to my boys when they are old enough to understand sex. {{{hugs]}} kozo

  9. csroth3 says:

    Precious! I hope this goes viral! So wise these little ones.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      I had to post this up, Cheryl. It contains too much wisdom for me to understand alone. Even if it doesn’t go viral, I can know that I shared it with others. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  10. This is wonderful! When I was in high school, we had a teacher who asked us if we believed in God, and everyone said, yes. The he asked if we believed God was everywhere, and we all said, yes. Then he asked if God is in the toilet, and everyone was shocked. But really, if God is everywhere, then of course he’s in our bodily functions and in the toilet. Your son is very wise.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      What a subversive high school teacher. πŸ™‚ I was just reading an essay about contemplative practices in Christianity, and Richard Rohr said that he finds a place of “undefended knowing” where we don’t judge things as good and bad. Seems like a good place to be. {{{Hugs}}} kozo

  11. grandmalin says:

    Yep, there’s no escaping – he’s everywhere! What a great video. Thanks Kozo for letting us listen in and learn. xoxoxo

  12. Love how the interpret what they have been learning.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      The funny thing is that we don’t really talk much about dinosaurs, rockets, photocopies, etc. I don’t know where he came up with all these connections, especially the one about the earth spinning so slow. Can’t wait to show him this video when he turns 21. haha. {{{Hugs}}} kozo

  13. yaussiechick says:

    There was a lot of truth that Jett spoke of. No wonder why Jesus said to be like the little children because they are so open! They still believe in magic and aren’t scarred yet. I loved this. Thank you for sharing with us all!

  14. Sandy says:

    That was beautiful, and so are your sons. Thank you so much for sharing that wisdom! From the mouths and hearts of babes!
    Much Love, Sandy

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Straight from the heart, Sandy. I love how my sons touch their heart when they say they can feel God. I never told my sons that God is in their heart. I like to think that they can actually feel God in their heart before they were told anything about God. {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

  15. jrosenberry1 says:

    I feel so much better now …. Catholic Catechism when I was about 10ish. First question: Where is God? Answer: God is Everywhere. For a week I cried when I went to the bathroom. No kidding.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      LOL, Jen. Sorry about that week. Glad you came to peace with God in the bathroom. If we really think about it, the shame of the bathroom comes from society, not God. God loves us no matter what we smell like. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  16. […] Thank you Kozo, and Jett for sharing your thoughts on God. It was a true pleasure listening to your wisdom! To listen to the pearls of wisdom given by the Hattori family please use this link:Β http://everydaygurus.com/2013/09/15/god-is-in-your-poop-and-pee/ […]

  17. seeker says:

    The kid is right!

  18. He is exactly how I imagined him to be, Kozo. Such profound knowledge of the world without even fully knowing it yet.

    Thank you for sharing this little moment with us. πŸ˜€

  19. Cathy G says:

    This is so wonderful!!! What wisdom from little ones! Thank-you so much for sharing, Kozo!

  20. Geo Sans says:

    good animals
    not making sense
    always survive
    thanks for sharing
    so magical

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      I look forward to seeing more video of your daughter, Geo Sans. I love the snippets you have put up. I just got on Instagram that allows 15 second videos. Maybe we can let our kids meet in 15 second intervals. haha. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

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