Statesboro, GA, USA
And isnít there something from Christ
about only children in spirit entering
I don't think this was a promotion of ignorance (which is but one relative quality of children), but of those qualities in Children which represent unspoiled or innocent perception, or emotions. The thing about sinful adults living in a sinful world is that cynicism, skepticism, and sardonic insight enter in. We become hard of heart. So a denial of knowledge is not what Jesus was recommending, but a denial of a certain reaction to it which is only natural, but nonetheless lamentable. This is very different from the Buddhist concept of dissolution, or loss of one's identity into the "One". Rather than no-thought, Christianity recommends right-thought. Rather than the abolition of the mind, it recommends the renewing of the mind to a pristine state.
Here's another scripture which illustrates the idea that it is not knowledge per se, but a certain kind of knowledge that is discouraged in the Judeo-Christian tradition:
"Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults." (1 Corinthians 14:20)
Very few children are adept at evil. And I think that is the main thrust of the idea.