If Kids Were God… | Little Kids. Big Questions.
-The older we get, the further
we get from the truth and the more
we search for answers. If only we could ask
the real experts, life would go
a whole lot smoother. This is
“Little Kids, Big Questions.” Featuring is your host,
Ingrid Michaelson and the Austin Hartley-Leonard
Quintet. [ Cheers and applause ] -Thank you,
thank you, thank you. So, it goes like this. One day you decide
to believe in something. Then you find a bunch
of other people who believe in the same thing. You start spending
a lot of time together and hanging out and bang, you got yourself a religion. Everything is cool
and simple and making sense but then all of a sudden you’re
eating big meals on certain days or you’re not eating
for a weeks at a time. You’re giving presents
and taking over governments and going to war, and all because of this big
little thing called religion. Let’s see what
the experts have to say. Please welcome to the stage
our guests for tonight, Leilani, Chad, and Michael. [ Cheers and applause ] [ Band playing ] -Good evening. -Good evening.
-Good evening. -How are you? -Good.
-Good. -Good, good. Do you guys know what the topic
of tonight’s show is? -No.
-No. -Religion. Do you all know
what religion is? -I think I need to be
in fourth grade to hear that. -And I’ve heard of it.
-You’ve heard of it. -Well, I heard some people said
that God created the world. -Okay.
There we go. That’s kind of religion.
-Oh! She just reminded me
of something. Like, like but God
didn’t create the world. It’s like a little star. Like, like there was
stuff coming inside and then it like, poohh! -Exploded? -Created.
-The big bang, so? -It exploded and then
it created the world. -So in your mind,
if God is around us, what does God look like? Yes. -He has a little, like,
golden ring around the head? -Okay. I like that.
I’ll accept that. What do you think Chad? -I usually get all the stuff
from the Bible. So he wears white, he has a golden ring
around his head and, uh, a kind… -Her or his. It might be a girl
or it might be a boy. -I’m pretty sure it’s a boy.
-Very progressive. -What do you think
God looks like? -I think he has a beard! -He has a beard? Like a long beard?
What color? -White.
-A white beard? -Yeah.
-Then he would be old. [ Laughter ] -If they say that God
created Earth or God created the star
or God created man, who created God? -Ooh!
-Yes. -God created his self. -Well, there’s a conundrum. So what kind of personality
does God have? -A really, really, really,
really, really nice one. -A nice one. Okay.
-Yeah. -I think
creating-the-world one? -Just that,
so he just has a kind of creating-the-world
kind of personality. -Yeah.
-I get that, yeah. Okay. What do you think?
What kind of personality? -I think he’s probably
exhausted! -He’s probably exhausted! I think he probably is. Does religion make people
better or worse? -Worse.
-Worse. Okay. -Why?
-How’s that? -Because, like, if someone
forces you to do it, it, like, hurts you. -Yeah.
-It hurts your feelings. -Very wise. So, now that we know that,
how do you choose? -Um, just trying out each one and see which one you like and then when you’re ready
just like accept it. -Okay. I’ll take that. If you were God, what prayers
would you listen to? -Well, probably the ones
that are really important. -The important ones?
-Yeah. -Okay. Okay, Michael. -Like, if some people just say
they wish they had like, a, like, a tasty snack. That is not important. -Like if someone needed
really big help on their homework
and it was easy, so then I would answer
the questions really fast and wouldn’t waste time. -Oh, so you’d still help them but you would just be
[Snaps fingers] a rush job. -Boom, bam, bam, bam, bam. -Bam. Got it. What would your prayer
for the world be? -Well, so everybody doesn’t
get like attacked by robberies. -Everybody get giant robots.
-Cool. -Defend themselves, awesome house,
million dollars, bam! -So, Leilani, Chad,
and Michael. [ Cheers and applause ] Oh, yeah. [ Band playing ]