April 14th, 2011 12:06 EST
Insanity! Elementary School Calls Easter Eggs 'Spring Spheres'
"A 16-year-old private school student, who asked to be identified only as Jessica, said she was volunteering at a public school, which she declined to identify, and prepared plastic eggs filled with treats for a third-grade class, MyNorthwest.com -- KIRO Radio & TV, Seattle, reported Wednesday.
Jessica said she was concerned about the "abstract behavior rules" at the school so she checked with a teacher before bringing the eggs to the class.
`She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat `spring spheres.` I couldn`t call them Easter eggs.`
`When I took them out of the bag, the teacher said, `Oh look, spring spheres` and all the kids were like `Wow, Easter eggs.` So they knew,` Jessica said."
I`m a strong believer in the separation of church and state, but this is tomfoolery.
Elementary school children don`t see any religious imagery or meaning in an Easter egg. They don`t connect Easter eggs with the resurrection of Jesus Christ, to them it`s just candy that tastes yummy.
The word "sphere" isn`t in the vocabulary of young children, when the teacher said "Oh look, spring spheres", in their minds they heard "Easter eggs."
A rose by any other name..., but we all know a "spring sphere" is an Easter egg, and that Charlie Sheen`s "goddesses" are really porn stars.
Jessica wasn`t trying to indoctrinate the elementary school children into Christianity, she`s just a sweet girl who wanted to do a good deed.
Whether you are a pagan who sees an egg as a fertility symbol; a Christian who views a colored egg as a symbol of his faith, or a damn fool who calls an egg a "spring sphere", I hope one and all enjoy the beautiful spring weather.
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