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Zee Gimon

I am Zee. I call myself the Observer because that's what I find myself doing most of the time - observe life and people around me. My blog is a Pensieve, similar to that of Dumbledore, used to keep the thoughts and random ideas that visit my brain.

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  • Teri

    My favorite name for our team was the MIghty Ducks. I was in 8th grade and we made up a song and everything that went to the tune of "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In." It was great. I was living in Atlanta, Georgia at the time. Those were great years. Thanks for helping me remember it.

    • cool ๐Ÿ™‚ I once had a team that also was named Mighty Ducks… I think that was way back, in like, 2001 or 2002… in the previous camp, we and the kiddos watched the Mighty Ducks movie together, so when it was time for the next camp, they all wanted to be Mighty Ducks ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Never been to camp as a counselor or a kid…or not one that had team names anyway. I was just thinking, you know LOTR's? A lot of christians liked that movie/books and there was plenty of dark things in it and magic too. I don't get it. it's just a book people! I have a friend that doesn't let her kids watch anything with magic in it. Apparently that will make them follow satan. I don't get it. Good vs. Evil people. When kids see that good wins over evil, I don't really see what bad that is teaching. Easter is pagan…the word Easter actually comes from the pagan God Ashtoreth or Aster which was the goddess of fertility. Sorry Zee. That sucks.
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  • I was trying to finish, but the box wouldn't go down so I could not see what I was writing. Anyway, I was going to say that plenty of Christians celebrate the Easter bunny (bunnies were a sign of fertility). I actually think that is kind of sick to let your kids believe in a Easter bunny knowing full well it comes from a pagan God, Aster. Geez.
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    • Heh… to be honest, i'd rather have bunnies than the Paskha (that's the Russian name for Easter, it sounds similar to the Peisakh, the Hebrew name for the Passover) bread that we've got… the name's all nice and pretty, but the meaning… hehehe. I had to laugh this Easter because turned out my mom never really thought about the origins of the bread…

      Re: LOTR – there was a fun story connected with that… one time, back in 2004, i was working with a Work&Witness team down by the sea of Azov. I was the interpreter and we were building a Church in one of the cities. Well, one time the team and i went to the market and i saw this cool LOTR poster with a calendar. I got it and then when we came to Church, i left it on the kitchen table. A couple of hours later, pastor's wife starts asking everyone whose it is. I, not suspecting anything, raised my hand "Mine." (By that time, my mom and I were in complete agreement as to the fact that she trusts me and that i can read anything i want).

      "WHAT?! How can you have something evil like that in the Church!? All these demons and other monsters!"

      I shrugged and took the poster home (I still have it on one of my wardrobes)… Later, when i shared the experience with mom turned out the pastor in that Church and his wife don't let their kids read anything except Christian literature. Not even the stuff assigned at school, since there might be evil evil evil things there. O_O That is plain dumb, if you ask me. But yeah… it was fun to explain to the team why i got yelled at ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Seems to me like Phoenix would be a better name for a team than Happy Mattresses. Do I really need to say what that conjures up in my head? I can see what a group of boys might be thinking. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I have never read HP but only because it is not my style of reading. But I have read Narnia and love LOTR. People need to get a life.
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    • what does it conjure up? ๐Ÿ˜€ (i have a suspicion))))

      re: people need to get a life – yep. agree.

  • Michael Nicholls

    A couple months ago we had a HP movie marathon weekend here in Musoma, Tanzania. That's what Wycliffe missionaries do in their spare time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Btw, Swahili uses "Pasaka" for Easter, and it's a problem because they don't really distinguish between Passover and Easter. Now that we're translating the Bible into local languages, we're finding that when Jesus celebrates the "Pasaka" with his disciples, he's celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus. Hmmm………. how do you say "anachronism" in Swahili?

    • hey Michael, good to see you here ๐Ÿ™‚

      hmm… Swahili "Pasaka" really sounds like the Russian "Paskha" – funny how the languages can be different, yet some of the words are similar.

      well, that's what the Lord's Supper represented – so technically, Jesus and his disciples DID celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus… the question would rather be – what were the other Jews celebrating? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michael Nicholls

    That's like a double reverse anachronism. Or perhaps they're just way ahead of us….

    • well, they had quite a lot of prophets in the history ๐Ÿ˜€ so, i guess it's in their blood ๐Ÿ˜€

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