Harvest celebration in a normal school

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Harvest celebration in a normal school

Postby ExtraBold » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:43 am

This is typical of the sort of songs that my children have been taught to sing at their non-faith primary school:

I love the sun, it shines on me
God made the sun and God made me

I love the rain, it rains on me
God made the rain and God made me,

etc.

On other occasions we have had lyrics like "We have seen the golden sunshine, blah blah, it was all put there for us to share by someone so divine and if you're a friend of Jesus you're a friend of mine." Not just creationist but divisively sectarian.

I have queried the choice, and got blank looks and been told that it is 'just a song'. Do songs not count, somehow?

On a more positive note, my 6 year old son has, on his own initiative developed these alternative words:

I love the sun it shines on me
A supernova made the sun* and my mother made me

I love the rain it rains on me
Clouds make the rain and my mother made me

I love the stars they twinkle on me
The big bang made the stars and the rest of the universe and my mother made me

I love the birds they sing to me
The dinosaurs evolved into birds and my mother made me

I love the wind it blows on me
I don't know what makes the wind but it is natural, and my mother made me

...

never been prouder :)

*I think this is a reference to the solar system forming from a supernova remnant, and hence having elements heavier than iron.
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Harvest celebration in a normal school

Postby Jaf » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:50 am

On Thu, 19 Oct 2006 03:43:19 -0500, you wrote:

never been prouder :)

Wonderful stuff!

It reminds me of the little boy who came home from his first day at school,
crying his poor little heart out. His mother asks him what's wrong, why the
tears?
He answers, "It's not fair. Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, and I want to be
a lorry driver."
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