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Andersen's Fairy Tales

Andersen's Fairy Tales


by Andersen, Hans Christian

Andersen's Fairy Tales Religion Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Tale Title.Paragraph)

Quote #10

"Why, children are a blessing sent by God. Every child is one more prayer rising to heaven. For each little new mouth to be fed, one works a little harder, tries a little more. God will not desert one if one does not desert Him." (The Story Old Johanna Told.13)

This is a nice idea. But that last bit, about how God won't desert people who don't desert Him, sounds a little bit like victim blaming. Plenty of people have faith in God but still live and die in poverty. Is it their fault for not believing strongly enough? We're not entirely sure what to do with this line of religious thinking.

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