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Published: Monday, Nov. 21 2011 5:00 a.m. MST

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Allen, TX

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.

Draper, UT

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.

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