Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Fairy Camp







Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored" on a rare day when we're double-posting! You get two lively commentaries for the price of one! It's our spring clearance sale.

Awhile back, we at "The Gods Are Bored" reviewed the documentary film Jesus Camp. The film portrays young children being stressed to tears as they contemplate their sins and dedicate their lives to Jesus. The tots were also encouraged to love George W. Bush, to hate abortion, and to go out into the world and sow the seeds of their beliefs where nothing but weeds are growing right now.

Must say we were shaken by this film and its implications. But soft, o reader! In some places the hardcore Jesus seeds may fall on shifting sands!

Welcome to Fairy Camp 2007! No documentary filmmaking here, just lots and lots of tots playing with bubbles and talking to dragons and searching for gnomes and faeries in verdant fields and by shady brooks! And the tots are dressed in their favorite fantasy clothes, and lo and behold -- adults are dressed up too!

In the midst of this joyous mayhem, the tots may hear a snippet of message, either from the bards, or from the drums, or from their parents.

The message:

1. You, little tot, are not full of sin. You're an innocent out playing on a sunny day. The bored gods loved you from birth ... unconditionally, like your parents.

2. Treasure the Earth. It's your future responsibility not to dominate the planet, but to respect it and feel its goodness in the soles of your feet.

3. It is good when people are different. If everyone was the same, some people wouldn't be happy. "Diversity" is a big word for a tot, but, okay, just treat other people nice. Like you would want to be treated. Very simple concept. Transcends boundaries.

So, with no further fuss and feathers, here are some snippets of Fairy Camp. Kubiando!






Teach your children well.
With love from
THE MERLIN OF BERKELEY SPRINGS

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2 Comments:

At May 10, 2007 , Blogger Aquila ka Hecate said...

Ah, now this is the way to be bringing up children!

None of that deeply wounding god-rubbish.

I bet if you asked the little ones which place they'd rather be, it wouldn't be much of a competition.

Love,
Terri in Joburg

 
At May 11, 2007 , Anonymous 2 Witches Blog - Mama Kelly said...

Looks like a beautiful place to bring children and children-at-heart

Blessings

Mama Kelly

 

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