A group of fourteen-year-olds acknowledging they believe in the crucifixion and ressurection of Christ, a man born by a virgin who became pregnant through the power of a holy spirit....
We keep holding on to these traditions, not stopping to question what it is we're actually confessing to. My brother asked me fourteen years ago to be the godmother of his son. I turned him down. A godmother is supposed to guide the child in their faith, and be responsible for seeing that the child grows up with a religious education. Now, I can't go along with this, I'm not a christian. But I know that people agree to this without any intention of following through with their pledges.
I will always be there for my nephew who got his confirmation today, but I can't pretend to support a tradition built on superstition. And I think we should teach children critical thinking, equipping them with the means to make up their own minds, and not to merely follow in the footsteps of others. (The picture is my son doing a christish pose... and the other is me evacuating...)
#traditions #tradisjoner #confirmation #konfirmasjon #criticalthinking #kritisktenkning #danning #vans #enameljewelry #emaljesmykker