As my regular followers will no doubt recall Daughter has come to blows with the Din Öğretmeni (Religion Teacher) more than once regarding her religious beliefs so this following tale should not surprise many of you.
Yesterday in Din Daughter’s Öğretmen explained to the students that they should not put up “Noel” trees as it allows students to be influenced by consumerism brought into favour by western influences. During the months of December and January students should concentrate on their scriptures and on learning about Allah. One of Daughter’s friends piped up and said that Daughter had a Noel tree and Daughter said, “No I have a Christmas tree”.
The conversation went down a little like this:
Öğretmen: Are you Catholic?
Öğretmen: Is your father?
Daughter: No. He is Muslim.
Öğretmen: Is your mother?
Daughter: (plainly being a pain in the ass) No. She is a practicing Buddhist.
Well at that point the Öğretmen went bright red and Daughter was certain that she was going to have a conniption. All around Daughter friends were giggling and Daughter was, of course, enjoying the limelight immensely.
Öğretmen: Well what religion are you?
Daughter: I don’t believe in one God.
Öğretmen: (clearly bothered by this statement) What?
Daughter: I do believe in a higher entity. I do believe in good versus evil. I don’t believe that there is one right or wrong God or one right or wrong religion.
Öğretmen: But who made you?
Daughter: My Mum and Dad.
At this stage the class were laughing hysterically and the Öğretmen realises that they have moved from a Religious class to a Sex Ed class.
Öğretmen: But who made the birds and the flowers and the trees?
Daughter: It all started with the Big Bang – BANG!
The Turk has been called up to the school this morning. He is wishing he stayed in Australia right now. I am glad I am not going as I find the whole thing hilarious!
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