We recently received the following e-mail from Kid1's teacher: IMPORTANT NOTICE: I am suggesting that you avoid downtown this Saturday. The now annual Zombie Walk Contest and Race is happening throughout most of the day and into the night. It is a gruesome and very frightening affair for young children. I do not want these … Continue reading Zombies, Children & Religion: gruesome and very frightening affairs
I came across this in a collection of essays entitled The Truth about Jesus : Is He a Myth? compiled by M. M. Mangasarian, I found it again, online at http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net. I am reminded of the opening of Lord of the Rings (the movie): much that once was is now lost, for none now live … Continue reading A Parable
The sing-song voice of Kid1 floated into the kitchen: Give thanks to the Mother Earth. Give thanks to the Father Sun. These lines were repeated a few times, and then there was a crash of blocks as they moved on to something else. I asked Kid1 about the song later and was told "we sing … Continue reading Steiner’s Verses: Mother Earth, Father Sun
I feel the need to preface this with a story. The other day I mentioned to my husband that I'd had the strangest dream in which Phineas Parkhurst Quimby and Mary Baker Eddy were portrayed by Muppets Uncle Deadly and Miss Piggy (complete with the MBE-hairsytle of later years) in a Muppet-esque skit, song and … Continue reading Celebrating the Seasons and a few thoughts on Modern Pagnism, Children and Religion
Awesome visual on the evolution of religion!
The holiday season can be trying, so in the spirit of keeping the "fun" back in "dysfunctional" I'm sharing a few things which are making my days a little brighter and more merry (other than the pint of gelato in the freezer and bottles of cheer chilling in the garage). Also, this post kicks off … Continue reading keeping the “fun” in “dysFUNctional” this holiday season
The other morning Kid1's teacher cheerfully greeted us with the news that the children would be celebrating the festival of Michaelmas. The children would be polishing their golden swords in perpetration for the event, and dyeing golden capes. There would be a great pageant, and Archangel Michael would come and slay a dragon. She was … Continue reading Archangel Michael, Dragon Slayer