Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Calling My Bluff…

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After a couple of months of successfully navigating our Christian science curriculum (Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology:  Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day), I came up short today with a paragraph that begins, “Metamorphosis is nature’s illustration of what happens to you in  your spirit once you become Christian…”

Well, as I’ve been doing, I smoothed my way through the words until I got to “Once you receive Christ…” and said, “okay!” skipped the whole thing with no segue directly into the next paragraph, “Although a butterfly gives us the most dramatic example of complete metamorphosis…”

It’s like, “and now, a word from our sponsor, Jesus.”  Sheesh.  Hint:  larvae have poor vision… but as Christians, we develop “compound eyes that can see things in an eternal perspective!”

I knew, I knew, so yes, you can tell me I walked into this with my eyes opened.  And I will say, “I know.”  I’m grittin’ my teeth and stickin’ with the program nevertheless.  I’ll just be over here searching the Tanach for passages relating to spiritual metamorphosis, to “counteract” the quotations given from Romans and Corinthians.

4 comments:

  1. oy.

    not even where you'd expect it in a science book.

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  2. I have a similar thing with my Christian math books. We've used them since Kindergarten with only a few pictures of crosses or xmas trees but all of a sudden my daughter's 4th grade math book has references to Jesus and his disciples, NT scriptures, Christian symbols etc., in EVERY math lesson! And here I'd figured math would be relatively free of that!

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  3. I'd rather not take any chances. You're almost better off just doing science as a unit study.

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  4. @AztecQueen2000 - I know what you mean, but don't exactly see it as "taking chances." I know the references are in there and generally, it's easy to read around them. I enjoy the text in general, which is a relief after several science texts I felt were lousy read-alouds.
    Unit studies are great (that's what we do when we're working on a lapbook), but that would be a whole different style from how we do science and history, which is mostly cuddle-up together, reading-based.

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