I could get into a passionate tirade about the poisonous, manipulative ways through which Christianity and religion indoctrinate children with ideas before giving them a proper chance to come up with their own.
I could. But I want to avoid preaching to the choir - or simply complaining, which I think I covered all too well in my last blog entry. I feel a little bit silly about how incensed I got.
"Thesource4ym.com" is a free, online resource full of discussion ideas, exercises, and techniques to aid in establishing Christian faith in children. If you are curious about the serious issues, they certainly are there
What I am more excited to share is the invaluable resource provided to us by Fred Lynch, a "dynamic youth communicator with more than 18 years of inner-city ministry experience." The definitions and usage examples from his slang dictionary, What's a Fo' Sheezy?
, have both entertained me for a couple hours and honestly
cleared up some confusing use of language that I hear from time to time.
1. n. a person who masturbates in public restrooms. "OMG, did you hear about that hob knocker at the mall yesterday? He straight got caught...nasty!" 2. n. someone who hits others in private parts. Often used for insulting someone. "Jason is a straight up hob knocker; he's always fighting dirty!"
1. small rear end of a female. opposite of a ba dunk-a-dunk. "She all little, but I'll hit that ba-dink-a-dink like it was some ba-dunk-a-dunk!"
...or, my personal favorite:
fo'shiggidy my weeble
1. Another term for saying, "for sure my friend."
So the next time that my "block baller" asks me why I don't have enough "grain" for anything but "bammer," I can tell him to stop getting "up in my kool-aid."