I have a 6 year old JW boy in my class. His mom doesn't want him to celebrate any holidays (which is fine...I can work with that), but he seems obsessed with Disney characters...superheros....wrestlers....video games. Mom explained to me about the religion part but wouldn't these things fall under the same catergories (make believe, costumes...isn't that the same as Santa or the Easter Bunny?) Or since it doesn't have to do with religion it's ok?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:00 PM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by NotPanicking at 11:45 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
for me I see nothing wrong with make-believe or an imagination and yes, I'm one of JW's, I like most of Disney movies too, we don't celebrate or do things that are part of worship to other gods like in Christmas,Easter...ect , we don't teach our children that imaginary characters are real but we also know that children at young ages don't distinguish between reality and fiction, my daughter (who is ADHD) was obsessed with certain shows or characters as a child and talked non-stop about them, this may be why he does... JMO.
Answer by lisarose45 at 11:48 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by WAganma56 at 12:28 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
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Answer by lockscurly at 1:13 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
OK, well here is what Encyclopedia's say
The more pertinent explanation for eating eggs on Easter is that found in The Catholic Encyclopedia: "The custom may have its origin in paganism, for a great many pagan customs, celebrating the return of spring, gravitated to Easter. The egg is the emblem of the germinating life of early spring."
Answer by lisarose45 at 2:14 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
The New Encyclopædia Britannica explains that the hare was “the symbol of fertility in ancient Egypt.” Thus when children hunt for Easter eggs, supposedly brought by the Easter rabbit, “this is not mere child’s play, but the vestige of a fertility rite.”—Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend, volume 1, page 335.
Answer by lisarose45 at 2:15 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
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