I’ll try to keep my rant short.
I did not want to send Caitlyn to public school. I knew we would end up hearing ideas I did not like. It’s not that I don’t want her to be well rounded and grow up to be a critical thinker. I do, but I also want information she is given to be balanced. Time given to different ideas to be equal, with all sides presented.
I knew it wasn’t going to happen, but that doesn’t mean I’m not disappointed and upset with the situation.
In case you didn’t know, Monday is Halloween. For the last month she has been bringing home papers, books, stories and books related to Halloween. Yes, we do trick or treating and carve pumpkins, but we are careful to talk about what we believe as it pertains. For example, we do not dress up as witches because witches don’t love Jesus.
So let me tell you how thrilled I was to have my 5 year old tell me all about two witches and how one came to the other and was upset. The one told her she didn’t have to be evil, but she said that was what she was made to be…there was more and with every word my heart sank.
Not because I think she is now going to turn to wicca, but because I know in December she will not spend a month preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus. That will be considered taboo because it might offend someone. That will be silenced because it might upset people.
In the name of tolerance I must accept her hearing about witches, but that same tolerance is not extended to Jesus.
That ruffles my feathers. What ruffles yours?Survive til you Thrive!