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#1 BadCat

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:26 PM

I haven't seen anyone having a hissy fit over their kid being told about Jesus at school.

Alien mind control?

You be the judge.

#2 jojonbeanie

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

Could it be the non-believers gave up complaining about the believers for Lent?

#3 BadCat

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

I suppose.  It's just as likely as the believers giving up trying to spread the word for Lent.

Edited by BadCat, 05 April 2012 - 10:34 PM.


#4 Expelliarmus

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

The Librarian at school put up pictures and a brief synopsis of The Easter Story in the library (along with eggs and bunnies on the opposite wall) and I thought of you, EB Tounge1.gif

#5 BadCat

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

LOL, Howdo.

Christians to the left.  Bunny fans to the right.  laughing2.gif

#6 Guest_CaptainOblivious_*

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:55 PM

I would be having a hissy fit, except I'm now employed by a religious school and have to be seen to be being 'supportive of the ethos'

Although I had to work not to laugh aloud today when in our end of term church service, a reference was made to the hollow easter eggs representing Jesus' empty tomb. WTF??? What about the pagan roots of the whole thing, spring, rebirth, symbolic CHICKENS etc.

Personally, I'm more concerned that my DD1's scripture teacher asked a bunch of 5 year olds 'who wants to go and live with Jesus when they die' and gave the ones who put their hand up a lolly and a sticker. Plus the all important lesson on obedience which extended to doing everything that any adult or older person told you. Um... no, I don't want my DD1 doing whatever some stupid older kid at school tells her to do, or being overly compliant to creepy people with bad intentions.

#7 jennywin

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:06 PM

Too much chocolate already. Too much chocolate.
Thats what Easter is about.

#8 #YKG

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

BadCat if your a Catholic bunny fan where do you go? left or right?

CO that is horrible asking 5 year olds if they want to live with jesus. It's kinda mean.



#9 Becs

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

I have noted a few radio ads announcing Easter Friday? Is 'Good Friday' banned this year?

Another Catholic Bunny fan, i'll head to wherever the chocolate is...

#10 Sayerley

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:22 PM

I have a sick baby and didn't get to the shops today so I have no idea what we are gonna eat tomorrow. I have a freezer full of meat but no seafood sad.gif

#11 #YKG

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:26 PM

Sareley if you have veggies or salad head to the fish and chip shop and grab some grilled fish.

I know in my area all the fish and chip shops have signs out front saying they are open as normal. Oh and most bakers delights are open until 2pm so maybe salar rolls and hot cross buns?

#12 Sayerley

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:31 PM

I was thinking of heading to the local fish and chip shop.

Normally I am much more organised. I don't even have any alcohol in the house! What am I gonna do?

#13 #YKG

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:49 PM

No alcohol!! that's going to be painful I have some at my house I'll courier them for you lol, dont worry I'm usually never organized but somehow managed to get easter eggs before saturday lol



#14 Chocolate Addict

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:58 PM

I have been too busy stuffing my face with hot cross buns to notice! wink.gif

Has anyone else tried the Woolies Cranberry and white chocolate HCBuns?? omg they are good and I don't like cranberries.

#15 Bathsheba52

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:00 AM

QUOTE (jojonbeanie @ 05/04/2012, 11:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could it be the non-believers gave up complaining about the believers for Lent?


Very good.

#16 NannyPlum

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

QUOTE (Chocolate Addict @ 05/04/2012, 09:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have been too busy stuffing my face with hot cross buns to notice! wink.gif

Has anyone else tried the Woolies Cranberry and white chocolate HCBuns?? omg they are good and I don't like cranberries.



blush.gif  that packet didn't last 12hrs after I got home from the shops... And I'm the only one who ate them  blush.gif

I have got DS liking hot cross buns too. We were in Officeworks and I gave him one to occupy him and the girl on the register said "Oh wow it looks like he i really enjoying that!"  tongue.gif

#17 greengoddess

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:43 AM

Good one, Bad Cat. Crikey, people will try to weave Jesus into anything! But Easter? Come on, we just had Christmas - isn't that enough?

Leave Easter for the Bunny and chocolate and little marshmallow chickens and keep all that religion to more appropriate times, like, errr, I dunno, maybe religious days?




#18 **Xena**

Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:41 AM

My sons were taught a bit about Jesus and the resurrection at school.

DS#1 thinks when Jesus rose from the dead he became Santa and DS#2 calls him the Sun God instead of the son of God. Cracks me up, the pair of them laughing2.gif

#19 BadCat

Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:18 AM

QUOTE (Poet in New York @ 05/04/2012, 11:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BC, I like Jesus AND bunnies. Where do I go?  tongue.gif


You guys can hang out on the fence over there.  laughing2.gif

QUOTE (greengoddess @ 06/04/2012, 12:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good one, Bad Cat. Crikey, people will try to weave Jesus into anything! But Easter? Come on, we just had Christmas - isn't that enough?

Leave Easter for the Bunny and chocolate and little marshmallow chickens and keep all that religion to more appropriate times, like, errr, I dunno, maybe religious days?


There are religious days?   unsure.gif

QUOTE
DS#2 calls him the Sun God instead of the son of God


Well now that's totally inappropriate.   A Sun God would surely just melt chocolate eggs.  Totatly incompatible with Easter.

Edited by BadCat, 06 April 2012 - 04:19 AM.


#20 smarty~pants

Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:56 AM

Dd is in kinder at a catholic school so this is our first experience of the Holy Days etc....

Mind you I put DS in his jumperoo today and he got upset and her response was "He's just a little baby - why do you force him to do things he doesn't want to... Like making him walk the streets, dragging his cross and then putting it in the ground so you can nail him up and let him hang on it?? That wouldn't be fun would it???" ohmy.gif

Did have to laugh though... Her class also did a Palm Sunday liturgy and all we were hearing about were 'the dicycles'

laughing2.gif

#21 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:19 AM

My 5 year old DS has been learning about Jesus in school. Think some of it got lost in translation though because did you know Jesus died, was put in a tomb and on the third day some Elves came and moved the rock and let Jesus out again? Too funny.



#22 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:43 AM

I'm missing the outrage too.

DS told me yesterday that "church is where camels go"

I can't begin to figure out who's been telling him what.

#23 greengoddess

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:58 AM

QUOTE (BadCat @ 06/04/2012, 05:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are religious days?   unsure.gif


Derrr. Of course there are. I've seen it on the news. Foreign people seem to have them mostly. Overseas, like.


#24 Riotproof

Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:37 AM

QUOTE (Sayerley @ 06/04/2012, 12:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Normally I am much more organised. I don't even have any alcohol in the house! What am I gonna do?


Suffer for Jesus.


#25 HRH Countrymel

Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:53 AM

A couple of years ago my sister was walking her children (small nephew and baby nephew) home from a friends house when a local group passed them trudging up the hill, doing a full, life sized, complete with crown of thorns, stations of the cross...

My nephew was fascinated... "What are they doing Mummy?"

My sister gave a brief potted history..

Cue hysterical reaction: "They nailed Baby Jesus to a TREE?!!!!! They nailed little Baby Jesus to a TREE????!!! Why Mummy? Oh Why..."

My sister: "Oh it was political mate.."






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