Fury as primary school tells pupils to say ‘Baby Boy Jesus’ instead of ‘Lord Jesus’ while singing Away In A Manger so that pupils of all faiths can join in.
I have to admit I smiled after I read this article. Of course, when I lived in the UK it would not have been an issue. But that was a long time ago and as my mother has mentioned …. ” … you wouldn’t recognise the place.”
My smile, however has little to do with the ”uproar” per se but rather because of yet another example of opposing religious beliefs clashing and the inability of those who are culturally aligned to the former dominant religion,Christianity, dealing with such situations in an effective manner.
Perhaps I spend too much time behind the stable door, but I can’t imagine a similar scenario arising in a non-Christian country, can you? Say, Saudi Arabia, Iran or Iraq?
In reality, it is because this is a religious issue there is no effective manner that can possibly satisfy all parties, and of course, when adults want to play these games it is the children who are invariably caught in the middle.
All one can hope for is that one set of religious nonsense is not supplanted by a different set of religious nonsense.
Baby (lord) Jesus would probably be turning in his manger.