The time has come where I’m looking at PRIMARY schools for ‘dot’ (seriously considering changing the name of my blog – she’s not a dot on a screen anymore wahhh).
So here are the options: –
A) The school she attends now (pre-school) BUT it’s COE.
B) Another school in the market town that I have no idea about. Not churchy.
C) The primary school her dad went to that is in the village. Good vibes but a car journey away.
The reason I’m writing this blog is religion. Dan and I aren’t religious at all. To the point where both of us are mildly uncomfortable in a church, the pews alone are just so hard but then add on stories of God and JC (takes me back to my strong COE education).
To all those out there who are Christians. I respect that. That is your business. Your belief. But I don’t believe it and neither does Dan so is it hypocritical to send our little person to a school where Jesus is mentioned frequently. To introduce a concept to a child as big as God to someone so small and impressionable?
Dan told Freya about the Ice Age. That’s right – the Ice Age. She’s 3 people. Mainly because she had a week of loving dinosaurs and (to Dan’s delight) asked why they weren’t around anymore. Q: long drawn out scientific explanation of the Ice Age. 3 weeks later she can recall every bit of this time in history as her Daddy told her. It is gospel (hee hee word on the theme).
So if you tell a child as young as 3/4 Jesus was nailed to a cross, buried in a cave only to come back again that will BLOW HER MIND. Or that he is some sort of wizard that turns water to wine so hey mum why can’t you? (if only my child).
I have appeased myself and said that it’s ok to be exposed to Christianity, I will also show her all the other religions there are and take her to a Mosque, introduce her to a Buddhist monk. I’m here to guide you sweetheart but what I don’t want to do is push a religion on you at such an impressionable age that we don’t even follow ourselves – but we do celebrate Christmas and Easter? Raving hypocrites.
*And side note she was in the nativity play last year and it was so adorable. She faced the wrong way the whole time as she was watching Joseph and Mary play with the baby.
Perhaps I need to stop thinking so much – take the good things of the religion. The ten commandments are to be fair a great basis for living: thou shall not kill, thou shall not commit adultery. There is a great sense of community, helping others in need, helping those less fortunate.
NO WORD OF A LIE — AS I’M WAFFLING THIS HAPPEN: –
It’s a Jehovah’s witness who recites the bible for me and tells me that the world is in such a bad place, the bible said it would be and said that Armageddon is coming.
Gone to put the kettle on…