I love my [LSA] job dearly. Things I’ve done today:
- Coloured in a picture of a kitchen [Year 10]
- Made pizza [Year 7]
- Coloured in a picture of a map showing the population density of the UK [Year 9]
- Learnt that a Year 7 girl can spell better than I can [humph]
- Told Little L that he couldn’t leave Food Technology till he told me the name of the city I’d most like to visit before I get old [apparently it’s MooCow]
Yep, I love it.
At the weekend we watched Donnie Darko. *Whoosh* – Darn, I am so dense sometimes. I didn’t understand the end. Me is Simple folks. But I did enjoy it immensely. Despite being muddled. Easily satisfied… I’ll have to watch it again and mayhaps it won’t go over my head next time.
“To dare to question a received history is not easy. It is difficult to believe that something that you have been told is true from childhood could actually be a product of falsification and fantasy.”
Having completed The Subtle Knife I am now annoyed that The Blokey is still in possession of the third book in the Philip Pullman trilogy because it means that I can’t read it . So whilst browsing through my bookcase last night seeking something to amuse or confound me I came across two books that I thought I might like to read. One was The Book of God. Basically it’s the Bible written in the style of a novel and I bought it because I was determined to read the Bible all the way through, but I got to about the middle and never finished it. I don’t even know why I was determined to read it. Especially as now I’m beginning to doubt its value as a piece of literature that enables us to see what the past was like. This is due to this book …
It’s a book that I bought a couple of years ago when I was living in Norwich. It discusses the fact that Jesus is not even a historical figure, much less the Son of God [something I find difficult to believe anyway] and is actually based on a mythical pagan god[man] called Dionysus. They claim that Jesus was created by a Jewish Gnostic cult. I started reading it last night and this time I hope to get past page fifty! It’s compelling reading and I’m open to new theories and ideas anyways, simply because I have no idea what is correct and what is incorrect. But it’s something else that just muddles my brain. Last night I had the most irrelevant questions twirling in my head: If Jesus the historical figure didn’t exist and all the evidence about him from the time [even the ‘bad’ evidence such as the Romans and Jews claiming that he was an evil man who practised Black Magic] was made up by the early Christian Church, then doesn’t that mean that the whole concept of Christianity is based on untruths? – And if this is true then does it even matter because the Christian faith is so powerful for some people, and helps them to achieve such a sense of belonging and love, that it can only be a good thing anyways.
And then I confuggled myself more by thinking about how I explain to the pupils in my classes that although I don’t know if Jesus was the Son of God I am convinced that he was a real historical figure, possibly a man who was very charismatic and obviously different to other men in society at the time because he was able to attract such a following at a time when people could be punished severely for disagreeing with the Law. And so I decided that I’m probably telling the kids a pile of gook … Oh joy.
God Bless Colouring In xxx Elsabeth