11/10/2004

What is.. monotonous

Nothing like two days straight of inputting data into an Excel
spreadsheet for that "maximum effort for an insubstantial return" kind
of feeling

3 Comments:

At 11:38 am, Blogger OLS said...

With the religion stuff that was being discussed on my blog, this is the book I was thinking about - What I Believe: A Young Person's Guide To The Religions Of The WorldBut there are a heap of books available:

- Encyclopedia Of Religions- History Detectives: World Religions- The Usborne Book of World Religions- The Kingfisher Book Of Religions- Tell Me About The World's ReligionsWhat is probably harder is trying to explain the difference between the different christian religions! ;o)

Tis a whole category of children's books on religion at QBD - see here. I had a book a bit like this when I was a kid and loved the stories. But I also had (and loved) some stories of the Aboriginal dreamtime.

I kind of like the look of this one *chuckles*

- OLS

 
At 1:10 pm, Blogger Lushlife said...

Thank you so much OLS for all the research - l love a good reference book when in doubt. Will be sure to look into them. As religious questions from Elliot are coming thick and fast. My rationale for sending him to religious classes at school was that he would continue to go until he could explain to me what it was about and why he did not want to go. My husband wanted to send him to Catholic private school when he goes to high school unfortunately his reasons are because it would be cheaper than the school I have him booked into and because it would be closer. Not good enough for me I am afraid. I said if he actively practised the Catholic faith I would send him otherwise I am not going to mess even more with his mind sending him to a Catholic school.

 
At 1:48 pm, Blogger OLS said...

You're welcome. I often find with my niece and nephew that they'll take in info from a book better than from one of their family. I also have a love of books anyway, so use them frequently to explain ideas.

For me, being an atheist/agnostic/whatever in a religious school made very little difference to my ideas on religion except maybe to make me feel a little more sceptical about the whole thing. I think it really depends on the school - some catholic schools seem to be very religious and some are more catholic in name than anything else.

I know that my friends who went to catholic schools don't seem to have been scared for life! ;o) I think by the time you're 12/13 and going to high school, you have fairly stable values anyway and it's not going to make much difference.

But of course, I don't have kids so I can really only go by my own experiences of 15 odd years ago.

- OLS

 

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