Confession of a Bad Christian Mum
Here are five things I did which will most likely put me on the blacklist of many Christians:
(5) We had a no-school week this week. Okay, this is not so bad because as homeschoolers we don’t have to follow the school schedule. Still, I thought it best to let you know.
(4) We decided to go to the movies. Again, not too bad, but I know some Christians who would not go near a cinema. Too many negative influences, you know. Still, I had these gift cards for the cinema as a birthday present and I decided to use them.
(3) We watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Okay, I am guessing this confession will pretty much put me in the ‘Naughty’ list
(2) I let ALL my children watch it. Their ages range from 14 down to 4. Yes, I know the movie has an “M” rating. Yes, it is dark and there is violence. (I’ve also let my children watch The Lord of the Rings.) I’m pretty sure this will definitely put me in the “Very Bad Mother” category.
(1) I don’t feel bad and would probably do it again. “Not a True Christian”
For those of you who pay attention to these sorts of things, you would have noticed that I listed five things up there but the title of my post says ‘Confession’ (singular) and not ‘Confessions’ (plural). Was this a typographical error? Have I forgotten how to count? Have I become lax with my grammar as I clearly have with my morals? No, no, and no.
There was a time when I would have been the one passing judgment on someone who read the Harry Potter books and/or watched the movies.
So, the reason for this post is not to confess that I let my children read and watch Harry Potter, but to confess to once being a condescending, judgmental, holier-than-thou Christian and to ask for your forgiveness.