I'm not making this up. A grandmother testified, rather proudly, as if this is a good thing.
Grandmother wrote:I wondered as I heard that… do they really know how important Christ’s Atonement will be to them as they grow and progress on this earth? I’m sure they don’t. I didn’t when I was that young. They have no idea how they will need that love, support, comfort and HOPE that only the Savior can give as they experience the learning that comes with the schooling of this earthly life. Our 4 year old granddaughter, Clara, had a part in the program. She said: “Jesus loves me. He got owies for me. I put bandaids on His owies. But my mom said He is all better now. I love Jesus.”
This is a picture my daughter took of Clara on April 6, 2015. It is a treasure. Candace says: “I found Clara in my room with my Christus statue down from my dresser, which I normally don’t let her play with. But as soon as I saw what she was doing… my heart melted! She had gotten out a box of bandaids and had carefully placed a bandaid over each of Jesus’ “owies” on the Christus. Clara, age 3 then, said, ‘Jesus got owies. I’m goina make Him feel better.’ She calls the marks on Jesus’ hands, feet and side “owies” because I have taught her about Jesus in a simple way by saying “He got owies for us because He loves us.” I told Clara that I thought Jesus felt very happy that she had put bandaids on his owies. I told her that Jesus is all better now; His owies are all better.”
Jesus "got owies for us because He loves us", is to me one of the horrors of Christianity, which is a religion, I don't think highly of at all. I reject the atonement as expressed in the New Testament. I reject the idea that a Father-God sent a Son-God to suffer and die in order to forgive transgression and sins of the human race. I reject the need to sacrifice animals (OT) or people (NT) in order to qualify redemption.