My best friend's ten year old reluctantly leaves his comic book behind and comes over to the couch where I'm lounging.
"Wha-at?" He says in that little kid way.
"Take a look at this," I say, and thrust the now-infamous UU world ad under his nose.
He reads it carefully. I love this child.
"Do you see why people might have a problem with that ad?" I ask.
"Because it makes people who believe in God sound stupid."
"Is that wrong?"
"I dunno. Because it is. People should be able to believe what they want without other people being mean about it."
ZombieKid is a bit lost for an answer as he senses that answering "because being mean to other people because of what they believe is wrong" will just lead to another "why?" and that's the best he can do. His mother intervenes on his behalf with a speech about how our values state that we're supposed to be respectful of people who believe things that are different and that UUs try our best to live with those values. Then she uses the seven principles as a creed. But I love her anyway.
We went into a discussion of the quotes that we thought were OK (Katharine Hepburn is pretty clearly just speaking for herself) and the ones that were problems (Primarily Darrow's and Dawkins').
So yeah, this kid is ten and he might not be able to explain his issues with that ad with the eloquance that Berry's Mom has, but he still gets it.