Thursday, 1 March 2012

Easter and Religion



With Easter coming up it has me thinking about religion and what exactly it is I am teaching my kids. 
I am not religious in anyway shape or form. My parents are not either. So I never learnt about anything religious when I was growing up.When it came to RE (Religious Education) at school I was sent out of the room. No help there. My daughter had RE in Prep but then they stopped it due to opposing religions and not being PC enough. No help there. I openly admit I have no clue about any of it. Only bits and pieces that I have read or heard about along the way. This is something I don't want to pass onto my children. I want them to make informed choices, whether they have faith of their own or not. I want them to have an understanding of all religions and find what suits them, what they believe in. Just because I have none doesn't mean they shouldn't. 
So at the moment all I am teaching them is that Mummy and Daddy get a four day weekend and it's open slather on the chocolate front. I have done the Easter Egg hunts, they get a new plush bunny every year etc etc. I feel like a commercial fraud. Just buying into the good stuff. I had the same guilt over Christmas.
For what ever reason it's just not sitting right with me. Why do we celebrate Easter? What is it all about? 
Do you celebrate Easter for religious reasons or for the cuteness of it? or both? What are your traditions? 
Please believe me when I say I am genuine when I say I literally have no clue about any kind of religion on any level. I do however have an open mind and recently cleaned ears. 
Tell me your beliefs, send me in the direction of information, suggest books for teaching my children 


1 comment :

  1. Mummy Issues Part 21 March 2012 at 21:55

    I am no help to you at all Beth. I am the same, not doing the religious bit, but doing the chocolate bit! Self serving mother that I am!!
    I actually hate Easter. Especially Good Friday when everything is shut FOR NO GOOD REASON! xx

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