Catholic school suspends six-year-old three days for bringing an imaginary bow and imaginary arrow into recess and shooting it. The school’s principal, Joe Crachiolo, explains the religious principles involved:
‘These games are not appropriate in a Catholic school or any other school setting. It is not ‘fun’ and certainly not Catholic to pretend to harm another person.”
It is true that acceptance of the full Catholic dogma requires a suspension of reason, and a faith in the supernatural, but really? Pretend weapons in the hands of six-year-olds puts other children at risk? Give me the virgin birth and those loaves and fishes, and leave my imaginary arsenal alone.