Let me start by saying I am not a Christian. I am not an ‘anything’. I consider myself ‘spiritual’.
I think all religions have the same message. Be a kiff person. And don’t be shit to others. End of story.
Good vibes = Good times.
So I was amused when my best friend’s daughter was given her first bible by her Grandpa for her 3rd birthday.
Aptly titled, ‘MY FIRST BIBLE’, I found it on the shelf and was discussing it with my equally religious-less yet spiritual friend.
When you’re a mom there are so many fundamentals you need to teach your child. Whether it’s eating habits, language, hygiene, morals or religion – these things shape your little one into the adult they will one day become. Especially religion.
My friend and I, as adults, have decided that we don’t want to live a ‘religious’ life, but a spiritual one. Meaning we don’t feel the need to punt one religion’s God and put everyone else’s down.
But is it fair to take away the choice from a little one? Do you teach them a little of all the religions, or start them straight up on a ‘spiritual path’?
Maybe it is right to read this kiddie bible as a bedtime story? Let her know the characters, the lessons. Perhaps it is only fair to give this child an open mind to make her own choices when she is of age.
until… WE OPENED THE BOOK.
WOULD YOU READ THIS TO YOUR CHILD?????
Maybe you would? But I sure as hell wouldn’t. And if THIS is how some kids learn the Bible. Then God help our children. And I mean that. Plus, in this book, Jesus has a chubby tummy… COME ONE , that’s the one thing WE all agree with, he rocked some lean ass abs.
So to you, whoever you are, wherever you are, whoever or whatever you pray to. I hope you have a wonderful day. Just be a good person. That’s all any God really wants 🙂 (oh and probably for us NOT to scare the shit out of our kids with the kind of book seen above)