Day 26: Z is for Zoroastrianism

Today is bittersweet as it’s the last day for the Blogging A to Z Challenge.¬†ūüė• ¬†

I started the challenge with Religion and I’m ending with Religion. Quite Apropos, I think considering that Revelations 22:13 says, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (King James Version).

The challenge began with Lillian’s (Hopes and Dreams)¬†Antediluvian: (1) of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8; and it’s ending¬†with Arlee (Lee) Bird’s (Tossing it Out) Zoroastrianism.

Zoroastrianism is an ancient monotheistic religion founded by the prophet Zoroaster approximately 3500 years ago in¬†Iran. It was the most powerful religion in the world and the principle religion of ancient Persia for 1000 years (600 BC to 650 AC). Now it is one of the world’s least practiced religion with about 190,000 believers. Continue reading

Really? Not girly enough for us. . .

Just out of curiosity, if you, as a parent or legal guardian, received a letter from your child’s school saying they are not feminine enough how would you react? Would you encourage her to do what makes her happy or that it’s best to go along with society.?

I’m asking because a local girl was sent home with a letter from her private Christian school stating that she should dress and act more like a girl. As a self professed tomboy, I¬†take issue¬†with this. This 8 year old girl who likes to wear her hair short, t-shirts and sneakers and enjoys¬†collecting¬†baseball cards and coins is told she is not feminine enough. The school also stated that¬†she is a disruption because the other kids don’t know if she’s a boy¬†or a girl. If I remember correctly when I was 8 years old, I could care less if you¬†were a boy or a girl.

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Appropriate or Inappropriate?

I typically go my church’s 7 am service. Today is Couples Sunday and our pastor gave his spiel about couple’s staying together, Valentine’s Day, and love, then it was time for ‘Meet and Greet’.¬†¬†I was a little stunned at what came across the speakers — Beyonce’s “Love on Top“.

I’m all for keeping abreast of pop culture and bringing it in as a teachable moment, but not as background music to meeting and greeting visitors and one another. I’m not a club or a dance party, I’m at church and I am of the opinion that either you have no music or play softly in the background or if you must use a pop song ¬†choose one that can double as a Christian song (i.e. Bette Midler‘s “Wind Beneath My Wings or Josh Groban‘s “You Raise Me Up or some such song).

Chime in. What are your thoughts?