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posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 10:47 PM
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A letter home to pagan parents from elementary school teacher...

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Thomas,


I write this letter in concern of your daughter, Aradia Moon. Please don't take this the wrong way, however, although she is a straight A student and a very bright child, she has some strange habits that I feel we should address.
Every morning before class, she insists on walking around the room with her pencil in the air. She says she is "drawing down the moon." I told her art class is in an hour and to please refrain until then to do any drawing.
And speaking of art class, whenever she draws a night sky, she insists on drawing little circles around all the stars and people dancing on the ground. And that brings up dancing, I had to stop her twice for taking off her clothes during a game of Ring Around the Rosés! By the way, what does "sky clad" mean?
Aradia has no problem with making friends. I always find her sitting outside during recess with her friends sitting around her in a circle. She likes to share her juice and cookies. It is nice how she wants no one to ever thirst or hunger. However, when I walked over to see what they were doing, she jumped up and told me to stop, pulled out a little plastic knife and started waiving it in front of me. I thought this a bit dangerous, so I took her to the Principal's Office. She explained to the Principal that she was "opening the circle" to let me in. She also said that her Mommy and Daddy always told her not to play or run with an "athame" in her hand, that she could put someone's eye out. I don't know what an "athame" is, but I'm glad she keeps it at home.
As for stories, your daughter tends to make up some whoppers. Just yesterday while I was talking sternly to Tommy Johson and shaking my finger at him, he started screaming and ran from the room. When I finally caught him, he told me Aradia told him and the rest of the class that the last time I shook my finger at someone, they caught the chicken pox. I explained to him that the Sally Jones incident was just a coincidence, and that things like that don't really happen.
One of the strangest things that happened was when I asked the children to bring in Halloween decorations for the classroom. Aradia brought in salt, incense, and her family album. I see she has quite a sense of humor.
One of Aradia's worst habits is that she is very argumentative. We were discussing what the Golden Rule was (Do Unto Others as you would have them Do Unto You), she firmly disagreed with me and stated that it was "Do As you Will, but Harm None" and she will not stop saying "So Mote It Be" after she reads aloud in class. I try to correct her on these matters and she got very angry. She pointed her finger at me and mumbled something under her breath.
In closing, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, I would like to set up a parent/teacher conference with you sometime next week to discuss these matters. I would like to see you sooner, but I have developed an irritating rash that I am quite worried about.

With deep concerns,
Mrs. Livingston

P.S. Blessed Be. I understand this is a greeting or closing from your country that your daughter informs me is polite and correct.


I hope this was the right place to post this.
I didn't think this was very funny. I think they need to start teaching about Wicca/Paganism, since it is the one of the laregest growing religions in the USA.




posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 12:00 AM
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What a great story. Do you think you could keep an eye open for more revelations this teacher may write about this family. Kids soak up info like there's no tomorrow.

"So Mote It Be"



posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 12:34 AM
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I don't find it funny either but I am not really offended by it all the same. It is a joke that is joking around about the stereotypes of Wicca and I really don't feel the need to take it seriously.

I am sorry, I want to be able to live in a world where we can have a lighthearted chuckle at ourselves every once in awhile and not take ourselves so seriously over political correctness.



posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 03:32 AM
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Lol this is pretty funny.
Seems just like a little joke to me, along with the fact that it was posted on myspace.
How much true stuff do you really see on that website?



posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 05:58 AM
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ah! ignorance is bliss, if not a bit confusing... (laughs)



posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 06:14 AM
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You'd have to be half crazy to be a teacher these days.

The kids these days are evil, I think this little girl may need some serious help!

Dunk her in water and see if she floats.

MonKey




posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 06:24 AM
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My view on this:

I believe this story to be nothing more than that....a story. It appears to be an attempt to appeal to your belief in the ways of Wikka and Paganism.

It's obvious intention is to highlight the ignorance of those that do not understand or embrace Wikka and Paganism and is nothing more than propaganda and a shallow attempt to garner support through misrepresentation of those who do not embrace such beliefs.

I would have to question the validity of any teacher who feels compelled to name individuals, outwith the family of concern, in a request for a meeting with parents.

In short, IMO...hogwash.



posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 06:53 AM
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While I agree with your 'in short, HOGWASH' conclusion, I don't think this is anything to do with attempting to show up the ignorance that people have about wiccans or paganism, because I don't think that the author (not talking about the imaginary teacher here, but the real author), knew that much about wicca. It is obvious to anyone that the letter is not a REAL letter.

In conclusion, I'd think this is nothing more than a joke, poking fun at the various institutions and ideas, as well as the imaginary teacher's ignorance of her predicament.



posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 07:05 PM
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First, this letter contains too many details in reference to Wicca or paganism. I don't understand the purpose for this long-winded dribble when all the teacher needs to do is invite the parents over for a conference and take it from there.

I would find this type of letter rather offensive, especially if sent out specifically to pagan parents. But if one reads the last sentence about the teacher's alleged 'irritating rash', I am lead to believe this letter is supposed to be joke. But it's still not funny to me.


Originally posted by ChiKeyMonKey

The kids these days are evil[...]


Joke or not, it's not fair to label these children as 'evil'. They deserve as much respect as other children who don't express their beliefs openly, like 'Ardia Moon'. There is too much stereotyping, political correctness and ignorance going on that more people need to be educated on Wicca/paganism.

:bnghd:

[edit on 2008-2-3 by pikypiky]



posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 08:09 PM
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I found this on to be just hilarious, I mean come on and get over yourself this is obviously meant to be seen and taken as a joke. The truth is if you can't laugh at yourself then who can you laugh at? Far to many people in this world have to thin a skin really.



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