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To want to know exactly what my children are being taught?

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lunar1 Sun 03-May-15 18:01:05

It was raining this morning when I asked ds1 to open the curtains. He looked out the window and informed me that Jesus was crying! He said his teacher told them that in class.

It's not likely is it? It's not a faith school and only really does the minimum to adhere to the act of daily worship. I've no objection to them being taught about religion but not in this way.

I'm really hoping he had got confused. Would I be unreasonable to go into school and ask about it?

OwlinaTree Sun 03-May-15 18:02:39

Maybe teacher said it as a joke. How old is your Ds?

lunar1 Sun 03-May-15 18:05:55

6.5, is that old enough to pick up on a joke like that?

EatShitDerek Sun 03-May-15 18:07:00

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lunar1 Sun 03-May-15 18:10:26

I'd better not go in if it could have been a joke, don't want them to think I'm That mum! I feel a bit mean now. I spent 20 minutes explaining why it rains to him, there were diagrams and everything.

OwlinaTree Sun 03-May-15 18:19:15

Yes it's a tricky one to ask the teacher!

OwlinaTree Sun 03-May-15 18:25:30

Hummm. Could you say ds said you said God was crying at the weekend when it was raining. I don't think he realised you were joking! Tell it like a funny anecdote, then teacher might realise/remember you have to explain jokes to infants who do tend to think teacher is always right.

Vivacia Sun 03-May-15 18:30:43

It's not likely is it?

Nah, it's more likely to do with water content of clouds.

I tell mine that thunder is God farting.

Why on earth would you do that?

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 03-May-15 18:30:52

I spent 20 minutes explaining why it rains to him, there were diagrams and everything. grin

EatShitDerek Sun 03-May-15 18:49:40

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Vivacia Sun 03-May-15 19:02:28

If only there was a third option other than giving your child drugs and filling his head with nonsense, and offensive, crude nonsense at that.

LegArmpits Sun 03-May-15 19:07:58

If only there was a sense of humour option too, eh?

EatShitDerek Sun 03-May-15 19:10:02

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DisappointedOne Sun 03-May-15 19:11:17

My daughter is 4 and has a teacher "of faith" at her non-faith nursery school. She has them performing religious acts 3-4 times a day in addition to the required for older children but they get the littlies to join in too assemblies. We fight fire with fire by telling DD that it's what her teacher beloved but we don't. Meanwhile I've got the headteacher onto it (he was unaware).

DisappointedOne Sun 03-May-15 19:11:55

* believes, not beloved

Vivacia Sun 03-May-15 19:17:22

Why EatShit? How else do you encourage them to ridicule other people's most deeply held beliefs?

Mistigri Sun 03-May-15 19:18:17

I probably wouldn't say anything unless there was a consistent pattern of the kids being told stupid stuff.

Children at primary schools are taught lots of things that are objectively wrong - for eg what passes for science is often taught by people with no science education, using materials that often contain errors or at best incomplete or confusing explanations. You get used to it. When it matters enough, I just say something along the lines of "it's a bit more complicated than that" and give a better explanation.

Mamiof3 Sun 03-May-15 19:19:20

Lol vivacia I don't think mumsnet is the site for you if you find that offensive

Is the idea of god farting deeply offensive??!!! HAHAHAHA FYI Jesus shat pissed and farted if he did indeed exist at all, he was a human after all

Christinayangstwistedsister Sun 03-May-15 19:19:45

It's years since I heard that thunder was god moving furniture!

LegArmpits Sun 03-May-15 19:20:10


EatShitDerek Sun 03-May-15 19:20:13

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Christinayangstwistedsister Sun 03-May-15 19:21:20

I'm going to nick the god farting one

AlternativeTentacles Sun 03-May-15 19:22:53

Why EatShit? How else do you encourage them to ridicule other people's most deeply held beliefs?

Is it really a deeply held belief that rain is God's tears?

OrlandoWoolf Sun 03-May-15 19:23:58

I thought rain was God weeing.

If it was God crying, that could mean he's very sad with things. Does that explain the flood? God was so upset with the world he cried and cried.

Mind you, we know that some UKIPpers think gay marriage causes floods so that theory might be wrong.

OrlandoWoolf Sun 03-May-15 19:24:32

And lightning is Thor getting pissed off.

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