Monday, March 16, 2009

Attack of the Wiccans: Mother Nature Phobia

I just read a post at Alpha Women, "Scary Mommies," and I'm thinking the mother she's talking about in the second half of the post must be pretty young and easily impressed. Per Lucy Ricardo (no, not that one), a mother writing at a "mommy forum" is peeved that a pre-school teacher, I assume, said "Mother Nature brings spring and flowers."

I could understand why this anonymous mother would be upset if she wanted to make the argument that she's paying high pre-school tuition and wants her child taught the science behind spring--planting seeds, changing of the seasons, climate change etc.--because she wants her child to take the SSAT at 5 years old, but the mother's complaint is that the teacher is exposing her child to Wiccan religion and worship of Mother Nature, according to Lucy. Oy!

Well, I guess these undercover Wiccans were better hidden back in the day by staying in plain sight and evangelizing on commercial television.

Yes, back when America was sure it was a Christian nation (not so anymore), when men were men and women were women, and African Americans were still Negroes or colored, one of the more amusing commercials on television was a Chiffon Margarine commercial with the punchline, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature."

File this post under religious nonsense and fundamental paranoia.


Freda Mooncotch said...

What a great response! Thanks for commenting on this post. Scary isn't it!

I am so glad that my son is 17. I couldn't even imagine raising a child in this day and age. I am saying what my parents said. LOL


underOvr (aka The U) said...

I thoroughly enjoy reading your candid observations on a variety of topics.

When I hear a remark like that, I remind myself the folks who say something so ridiculous descended from people who "believed the world was flat".


Lucy said...

Lucy Ricardo here! :)

Thanks for linking to my post. I, too, remember that commercial!