Date: October 15, 2018 02:19AM
I think that sometimes children are more in tune than adults. Adults have been brainwashed and groomed to think white is black and black is white. Children, on the other hand can feel "vibrations", both good and bad. They are sensitive to tension in the air, group pressure, despair, weird body language, facial expressions that don't match the outward pretense.
Most of the time, the poor little darlings have no idea Why they feel so frightened. Very often, their feelings are truer than what the adults are trying to talk them into.
When I returned to some Mormon meetings, after being away for a long time, I could feel the despair. Maybe it was that I could see people squirming in their pews, and dozing off. I could smell their sweat--not gym sweat, but "nervous perspiration", like you smell in the temple. A child is keenly aware of all of this. Add the weird, hidden font, the smell of chlorine, the echo of the lying, manipulative, masculine voices, the white jumpsuits. If a child is afraid of the water...oh, the poor little guy! I have PTSD, and watching my grandchild go through this ritual gave me flashbacks, and I was unable to eat for 3 days!
Little eight-old, your fear is REAL!