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So I had this child from the local Catholic church for a playdate...

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SweetSkull Sat 02-Nov-13 11:52:24

We were playing school and they decided it was assembly time.

So Catholic Child (7) stood up and started speaking about catholic faith and Jesus, and how Catholics are wonderful people who help whoever is in need and the elderly, and how Jesus will bless all the Christians when they die and they will all go to heaven, and how it is important to be a Christian and go to Catholic Church and say prayers regularly.

Than Muslin Child (6) followed saying that she is a Muslin and so is her family and lots of her friends and they are also good people who help the ones in need and the elderly too, and it doesn't matter your religion or which church you go to as long and we respect each other and don't do bad things.

Than Catholic child was embarrassed and said that she meant to say everything Muslin child said....

Than my own child (6) stands up and do a comedy piece that got nothing to do with religion.

I was just astounded that these children shows so much religion awareness at this age and the Catholic child would feel the urge to bring religion in the playing, although I understand this is probably what happens all the time at her school.
I am so glad my daughter doesn't go to that school.
I am very proud of the Muslin girl and she just goes to a mixed community school, which seems that is doing a better job about teaching R.E

Oh and I have had the catholic child for a sleep over once and she had trouble falling asleep since I couldn't pray and sing christian songs exactly like her parents do every night. I did my best.

I can't help feeling a bit sorry for this kid.

And I am Christian by the way.

Oh and forgot to say: Catholic girl spent most of half term in her house in order not to be exposed to Halloween stuff going on and in fact on Halloween day they never left the house because apparently this a bad and heavy day when lots of evil things happens.

I am not mad at halloween either and I don't go trick or treating mainly because I am on the shy side but I am solo glad there are Halloween activities going on during the half term.

whitefeathers Sat 02-Nov-13 11:57:49


Shellywelly1973 Sat 02-Nov-13 11:59:27


headinhands Sat 02-Nov-13 11:59:59

Im guessing the Catholic kid (not entirely happy saying that because I don't think a child of that age has the full cognitive ability to make that sort of decision) but anyway, yeah, she learnt something she won't forget in a hurry. Sad to hear she found it difficult to drop off without the prayers but then again that age is typical for anxieties coming out at bedtime.

DioneTheDiabolist Sat 02-Nov-13 12:01:04

None of the Catholics I know behave in such a way. And I know loads of Catholics.hmm

ixqic Sat 02-Nov-13 12:01:46

"Although I understand this is probably what happens all the time in her school."

Not at any Catholic school I have ever come across. They follow the NC like other state schools do. A small percentage of RE (compulsory for state and VA schools) will be particular to Catholicism.

The scenario you describe sounds very staged or precocious to me.

Tee2072 Sat 02-Nov-13 12:02:58

This reads like a bad racist joke. Muslin?

Isildur Sat 02-Nov-13 12:03:50

Meh, it all sounds a bit odd to me, not least your take on the whole thing.

We're Catholic, not fanatical about it though, and the Catholic school my youngest goes to celebrated Halloween with the best of them. They're doing fireworks on the 5th too. grin

Catholic or not, I'd happily put up with religious spiel of any school with high academic standards and a good general ethos. That means a faith school out here.

MrsBungleScare Sat 02-Nov-13 12:04:56

That sounds one heavy play date!

TheFallenMadonna Sat 02-Nov-13 12:05:51

A catholic, a Muslim and another child walked into a bar had a playdate...

SweetSkull Sat 02-Nov-13 12:06:22

Sorry, should have said as I say in every thread I open. I do not have English as mother language and my English is CRAP.
Sorry if I offended anyone. The thread is not racist or a joke.

ixqic Sat 02-Nov-13 12:07:11

Aye yeah lots of screaming and hollering at the Halloween parties at my girls' school every year. I know loads of Catholics but don't know any you describe.

SweetSkull Sat 02-Nov-13 12:07:42

I know lots of catholics too who don't behave that way that is why I am talking about this particular child not the catholic faith.

buss Sat 02-Nov-13 12:08:47

not participating Halloween isn't typical of Catholics IME

I know of Christians who don't participate and won't let their kids watch Harry Potter etc

ixqic Sat 02-Nov-13 12:10:13

So the heaviness with Catholicism / Islam comes from the parent, not the school. That is all I get out of it.

SweetSkull Sat 02-Nov-13 12:11:19

I don't know exactly how this Catholic school operates but I just assumed their assembly is a opportunity to talk about catholic religion since this is what this girl did.

LisaHy Sat 02-Nov-13 12:11:34

This is more to do with the child and her family - the "catholic" bit is irrelevant. Strange post.....

SweetSkull Sat 02-Nov-13 12:14:12

I mentioned their schools because they were playing schools.
So probably imitating what goes on on their schools.
But this is my guess.
I don't mean to cause offence to anyone.

Floggingmolly Sat 02-Nov-13 12:15:11

I've never met a Catholic who behaved this way, and my kids are at Catholic schools hmm. We also have Muslim neighbours; their kids don't mention any aspect of their faith when they're playing either, they're just normal kids.
Are you shit stirring, by any chance?

WhatsHisChops Sat 02-Nov-13 12:15:34

Agree, very strange post. Where are you going with this Catholic Child/Muslim Child business OP? Looks suspiciously like a clumsy goad on community v faith schooling to me...

SweetSkull Sat 02-Nov-13 12:16:32

Why is it a strange post?
Why is it potentially racist or a joke?
Because it is littered with English mistakes, I guess. Well that is my way of trying to integrate in the country I am living.
I better go back to just lurking because TBH any attempt of participating in this site just brings me down TBH

ixqic Sat 02-Nov-13 12:16:33

So assembly in a catholic school may be a place to tell kids it is important to go to church? Hardly surprising.

Isildur Sat 02-Nov-13 12:18:00

What country are you in OP?

Because if I rocked up to my parish priest and announced I wouldn't be venturing outdoors on Halloween because it was a 'heavy day when bad things might happen', he'd probably start wondering about my state of mind.

SweetSkull Sat 02-Nov-13 12:19:35


Sorry for shouting but I get frustrated now a days with people who does not read the OP and try to make it out to be something sinister.

ixqic Sat 02-Nov-13 12:19:42

No your posts are not limited with mistakes or awkwardness. Your English is fine. But the post does seem like it will become another state vs faith school discussion.

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