Thursday, February 6, 2014
Ok, in my daughters Social Studies class, the teacher asked everyone a question.
Now, as the majority of you know…I raise my daughters to choose their own path…Choose their own religion...(Or none at all) and many other things that will one day make them happier human beings…Just like I would not choose what college they will one day attend or the husband/wife they will pair off with.
Personally, being a good human being, with good morals and the knowledge of how to treat others, doesn’t need to be force-fed through/with religion (Or indoctrination) of any kind….and you’re not a BAD person because you are gay….nor are you a bad person if you become a cat lady…You might suck as a human being…but not because who you love or what your choices in life are…
My daughters also know that because I give them their own personal rights to choose, does NOT mean they should be disrespectful to others who aren’t allowed to make choices for themselves… Mom Quote #897349 - Never be the first one to be an asshole…because most likely….they’ll beat ya to it… ;)
The Social Studies Question:: If there was one thing/event you could change in history, what would it be?
Most students made their answers kind of vanilla…and reasonable….” I make sure that 9/11 never happened.”, “I would change who are president is…”, “I would talk Abraham Lincoln out of going to the theater that night.” and so forth…
Barrett was going to talk about 9/11 too until…
One pupil answered…."I would go back to the Garden of Eden and either convince Adam and Eve NOT to eat the apple……or I would hide the apple…that way there would be no ‘original sin’ and the world would be a happier place…you know...without all that sinnin’…. And women having babies when they aren’t married…They’re going to Hell!”
When the exclamation point was adhered to the pupils’ sentence, Barrett felt a wave of emotions almost swallow her…She was sad, angry, pissed and mystified by her classmates answer…She began to rewrite her answer….
This pupil had left the floor WIDE OPEN for Barrett to answer…
This sort of stung Barrett in a personal way…Her sister, Kaitlyn, was born while I was not married…..
I asked Barrett how she felt about what the other classmate had said…"There was NO gray area, Mom! She spoke as if it were a fact. If she is a “Christian”…then she shouldn’t say that! Who does she think she is??? How can, what she is being taught about religion, not be classified as mental abuse? Her parents willingly approved of the utter BS that this chick believes…..Tootie is NOT going to ANY imaginary burning place…all because you weren’t married to Michael….That’s like calling her a mistake…I felt like I was punched in the stomach….! Abby saw my ears turning red…she knew I was mad!”
“Well, BB, what was your answer to the “Stone Thrower”?” I said….
“Well, first I apologized to my teacher for what I was about to say….I almost started crying, Mom! I said that MY answer to this question was going to be about 9/11 too but, I changed it. The one thing I would change about history is religion! More wars, death, destruction, rapes, pedophilia and riffs in our society has been the result of one religion or another since the dawn of time…think of how equal we could’ve been had religion NOT been involved…!”
I almost wrecked the car…..LOL! “You DID NOT SAY THAT…..Did you, BB?”
“Yes, Mom, I did! I HAD to! I also said….that I was offended by what was said because of Tootie…She’s my little sister! That wasn’t nice at ALL….! That’s judging someone …and there is no justification for that…NONE….Again, sorry Mr. /Mrs. Teacher…”
………………………"Are you mad, Mom?”….....................
“Nope! Just super proud of you for standing up for things you believe in...Never be afraid of EVER standing up…especially when you are yelling in the face of utter stupidity!”
Posted by TheBona FideMe at 5:36 PM