Indoctrination.With tongue firmly planted in cheek, I've been known to comment that the indoctrination of Magilla is proceeding apace.
This is because she loves going to church, is happy to discuss Jesus with me, and likes to pray to Him.
My favourite vignette at the moment is from a couple of weeks ago when we were on the way to church. We'd exited the house, and there was a light rain falling.
Magilla stood in the rain, looked up and said, "It's raining, oh, thank you, Jesus! Thank you, thank you for the lovely rain."
Since we are in a drought here in Oz, and our water catchments are incredibly low at the moment, there's a lot of praying for rain going on.
Now to compare this with what goes on in other creeds:
There's been a lot in the news recently about Hamas' Mickey Mouse ripoff and what it's teaching children.
The usual things like killing jews, jihad and allah uber alles, you get the drill.
There has also been a bit of uproar about it, and the sort of lessons imparted to children over in the middle east have often been branded child abuse.
I tend to agree with this, as I find it totally abhorrent that someone can teach their child that killing is more than acceptable - it is essential to their spiritual growth and wellbeing.
There are, however, people here in Oz who agree with the Hamas rodent's message:
Hi, what’s everyone’s reaction to the Hamas Mickey Mouse thing? There was a huge fuss in the media about it, most people were outraged, but personally I don’t see much difference between the Hamas Mickey Mouse and GI Joe.
thats right.. its ok for the israelis and americans to glorify war and encourage the youth to fight through their media.. but not ok for muslims to encourage their youth to eventually defend themselves?
of course kids should drink their milk..
of course they should grow up, with the intention of establishing an islamic state. even if it means that they need to free their lands from oppression with ak-47's... its their right to resist..
may all my children die in the path of ALLAH swt, whether its by doing dawah or by physically taking up arms to free people from oppression..
providing they fight in a halal and honorable way (which means not suicide bombing or intentionally killing civilians) then i see no problems with it..
malcolm x said it perfectly mashaALLAH.. may ALLAH grant him the reward of a martyr inshaALLAH
There's nothing in our book, the Quran -- you call it "Ko-ran" -- that teaches us to suffer peacefully. Our religion teaches us to be intelligent. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. That's a good religion. In fact, that's that old-time religion. That's the one that Ma and Pa used to talk about: an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, and a head for a head, and a life for a life: That's a good religion. And doesn't nobody resent that kind of religion being taught but a wolf, who intends to make you his meal.
Times like this I wonder that we've ever managed to have any peace at all in our lives.
How long this hiatus lasts is anyone's guess.
Tiberius says we should bring on the civil war, and I read things like this and wonder if he's on to something.
Then again, I should probably just shut up and take more diversity training.