"If you have non-religous Easter books, please send them to school."
That's like saying let's talk about Good Friday, but leave out the part of the crucifixion of Christ.
Good Friday is about the death of Jesus.
In University I took a class and the opening line of the professor was,
"How many of you are in a cult, a show of hands please?"
No one raised their hands.
Then he asked, "Who is a Catholic?"
A large show of hands.
"Who is a Baptist?"
A pretty good show of hands, but not as many.
"Okay, so your cult is bigger than your cult."
That was a first for me.
But, if you read the definition of a cult, he was right.
a particular system of religious worship, especially withreference to its rites and ceremonies.
an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing,especially as manifested by a body of admirers: the physical fitness cult.
the object of such devotion.
a group or sect bound together by veneration of the samething, person, ideal, etc.
5.Why not teach the history of the Holiday? Teach how different cultures celebrate Easter? Easter around the world, what they eat, how they celebrate. We fight wars over religion, why not start the conversations early about differences and similarities? I love celebrations with my kids, that is obvious from this blog. I love creating traditions that we repeat year after year. But we don't leave the "religion" out. I was driving down the road, stuck in Paris traffic, questioning my own religion, as one will do when driving in Paris, when I heard this song: It made me giggle and think at the same time. I would in fact buy a chocolate Jesus, I'm not even kidding! But since, they are not available, we will make resurrection rolls, go to Easter service at Champs De Mars, make cascarones and participate in an egg hunt. Happy Easter!
Sociology . a group having a sacred ideology and a set ofrites centering around their sacred symbols.