Post Number: 162
|Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:00 pm: || |
First I want to make it clear that I live in the United States of America. Well, I went with a neighbor to her children's local public school because tonight is Ohana Night. Ohana is the Hawaiian word for family so it's family night. The schools focus is science and art. We learned in science class tonight that the first rainbow was made by Pele, the volcano goddess. To make the rainbow she took her beautiful colorful lei and threw it into the air after a big rain. The universe kept the lovely colors so future generations can.enjoy the rainbow created by Pele. Yes, the kids at this school are taught this stuff on a daily basis. The teachers tell them it is Hawaiian myths but then it is presented as fact. The kids aren't explained the meaning of the word myth. Blew me away.
Post Number: 13979
|Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 2:36 pm: || |
Wow. That's quite amazing, Punababe. So they do grow up believing, or semi-believing, that the Hawaiian myths are the truths that shape their worldview.
I know people don't like the idea of "absolute truth" anymore, but unless there is some ground of truth, how does anyone grasp reality? (That's more of a rhetorical question... )
Scripture delivers on its claim that it is God's word and that every word is useful for teaching, correction, and instruction in righteousness.
Post Number: 164
|Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 6:15 pm: || |
Yeah, and it blew me away that these legends are taught in science class. There is no scientific evidence at all for this. Where are those seperation of church and state people?
Post Number: 249
|Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 - 7:00 am: || |
I visited Hawai'i in 1995. I was told that there were still people who believed in shark gods and other such Hawaiian religious teachings. I didn't realize that still went on.
I do remember seeing a circle of rocks on Oahu. They supposedly had magical powers put in them by some shamans a long time ago. An old woman was kneeling in front of them and muttering. Some people left leis near them.
My mother sincerely believed that Ellen White said that Pali Point was supposed to look like Heaven. The closest thing on Earth to Heaven would be there. I hadn't heard of that before or since. My mother was dead-set on going there. I saw the cliff and the scenery, it was pretty. I wonder if that's another SDA urban legend.
Post Number: 184
|Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 - 6:45 pm: || |
Dear Butterfly, get my name and number from Colleen. Come out here and I will give you the grand tour and show you those places. And, the most loony part the teacher was teaching the keiki this garbage in science class.
Post Number: 253
|Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 8:08 am: || |
Thank you most kindly!