Meet Jesus: My running list of things that would somewhat traumatize lots of people I know

I just got a huge kick out of what is probably a great book. It is called Meet Jesus: The Life and Lessons of a Beloved Teacher and it is on the front page of the UUA bookstore website. It is so something I would get for my kids (if I had them) but I just envisioned some of my dear and beloved more traditional Christian friends and relatives and how dreadfully horrible this book would seem to them – you might as well give your kid a book called “How to Be Evil.” This goes in the same category with the tradition at my home UU church where everyone is invited to dress in costume the Sunday closest to Halloween and sing a song called “The Witch Song” with the following chorus:

Who were the witches, where did they come from?
Maybe your great great grandmother was one.
Witches were wise, wise women they say,
And there’s a little witch in every woman today.
There’s a little witch in every woman today.

Perhaps you have to come from a Baptist charismatic background to appreciate the absolute horror that these two very nice UU innovations would invoke. Why makes me laugh, I don’t know. It just does. It would so not be funny if these ideas were even ever mentioned anywhere some of my nearest and dearest. Or in my hometown. So not funny.
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5 Responses to Meet Jesus: My running list of things that would somewhat traumatize lots of people I know

  1. Lizard Eater says:

    Or in my seminary! Eek.

  2. Paul says:

    I think witches are just people wanting to be witches. They don’t bother or concer me truth be told. :)

  3. Hi Elizabeth,
    I can tell you that the book is not going over well with my Catholic relatives. I’m debating whether to send a copy to my sister, who has taken on the hue of the red state in which she lives. While she’s supportive of my endeavors personally, I don’t think she will want to read this to her child. Perhaps this book will become one of those Things We Don’t Talk About at family gatherings.

  4. Rae says:

    As a former Church of Christer, my family would also be appalled.

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