Prince of Egypt soundtrack. In the song, written by Stephen Schwartz, Moses and Pharaoh are arguing about the release of the Israelites. Following the song, the angel of Death descends upon Egypt.
"It really wasn't Moses or Pharaoh was it Dad?" my daughter announced from the back seat. "It was God.... Even if there were some bad people, lots of innocent people were killed who had no idea what was going on."
"Yep," I responded.
"It would be like if he killed all the firstborn in Salt Lake.... mostly innocent people would die. God was basically killing innocent people to get Pharaoh to do what he wanted."
We drove in silence for a moment.
"Dad.... How is that different from any other bad leader I have learned about in history?"
A few more moments of silence...
"So what do you do with that?" I asked.
"Well," Kathryn said thoughtfully. "It seems to me that either that story isn't accurate.... or God struggles to do the right thing just as much as we do."
I am not sure what my daughter's faith, or lack thereof, will look like one day. One thing I am sure of is that the pre-packaged answers supplied by most religious institutions will not last long under her scrutiny.