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PostSubject: Come let us reason together.   Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:56 pm

Percival's parents come for a viste.Mrs olsen is strongly against mr.percivals idea of raising children.


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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:19 pm

I think it must be hard when people marry into to different reglions.They both want theire child to follow that reglion. I'am glad she had a boy and girl.That way everyone won.They both got what they want.


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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:12 pm

This is an absolute favorite of mine. It shows us how devisive religion can be. I love how Nels or Edna aren't as concerned about the religous differences, but Precival's dad and Harriet are always buting heads.
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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:58 pm

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This is an absolute favorite of mine. It shows us how devisive religion can be. I love how Nels or Edna aren't as concerned about the religous differences, but Precival's dad and Harriet are always buting heads.


I agree,I think they kind of both judged eacher's religons with out learning about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:01 pm

I really liked this episode.......


“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”
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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:06 am

I thought this was a good episode but too "pat" at the end..in reality you really can't raise children both ways, if you truly believe in Jesus, you only teach one child about him?
I am Christian and worked and lived in a heavily Jewish community,many Orthodox are my friends. This only works if both parents aren't really religious, but for TV, it was okay. I just never found it realistic, just fun.

I loved Percival and wish they could have stayed on..but it was good while it lasted.
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PostSubject: Michael   Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:16 am

Michael Landon was half Jewish. His kids are Christian, he was buried in a Jewish cemetary. Kind of makes you wonder what his thoughts were on the subject.
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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:40 am

littlehouselover wrote:
I thought this was a good episode but too "pat" at the end..in reality you really can't raise children both ways, if you truly believe in Jesus, you only teach one child about him?

That was my problem with it, too. If you really believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that repentance of sin and accepting Him as Savior is the only way to Heaven, it becomes a part of who you are - not just something that you believe...and so teaching one of your own children that something else is the truth would be morally wrong and out of the question. And the same would go for a Jew, I'm sure - they would be just as strongly opposed to having a child taught that Jesus is the Messiah. Even when I was a young girl and saw their "solution", I was stunned, and thought it was pretty lame. I love Little House, but that was just poor writing in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:21 pm

My girls thought the same..they knew so may Jewish children and some that were "mixed" were more cultural, they would brag about having Hanukkah and Christmas presents but that is what it was for them..gifts. My twin daughter once said when she was young, how sad it must be to be raised nothing..a compromise many take, but to each his or her own, I just thought for a period piece, it was very unlikely this would happen, although it was funny at times, it stereotyped a great deal also.
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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:28 pm

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littlehouselover wrote:
I thought this was a good episode but too "pat" at the end..in reality you really can't raise children both ways, if you truly believe in Jesus, you only teach one child about him?

That was my problem with it, too. If you really believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that repentance of sin and accepting Him as Savior is the only way to Heaven, it becomes a part of who you are - not just something that you believe...and so teaching one of your own children that something else is the truth would be morally wrong and out of the question. And the same would go for a Jew, I'm sure - they would be just as strongly opposed to having a child taught that Jesus is the Messiah. Even when I was a young girl and saw their "solution", I was stunned, and thought it was pretty lame. I love Little House, but that was just poor writing in my opinion.

Yes, I agree with you, that always seemed so unrealistic to me. And if Nellie was truly a Christian, she would want both her children to be saved-not just her little girl. Also, it's unrealistic to me how you could go the children's whole lives raising them in two different religions-eventually the children are going to question which one they believe and wonder why their parents raised them that way. And then they are going to make that decision on their own-what they believe. I know it's just a TV show, but this episode always bugged me because of that even though it was funny.
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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:44 pm

Well, I've read all the critizing. How would you have written it differently?


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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:39 pm



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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:40 pm

To be honest, I wouldn't have done the storyline. I grew up in a multi-cultural neighborhood and workplace most of my life and always disliked these storylines. If neither was religious, fine, but to say a girl can be baptized but not the boy, the boy will go to Hebrew school but not the girl..he will have a Bar Mitzvah and the girl a confirmation, you're not a "family". If it means nothing to you, it's still confusing to the child.
I remember this is a true story, a woman who came into a shop I worked in at a Jewish Community Center for a short time. She said her son got in trouble at Sunday School (at Jewish Temple) because he added to scripture from what he learned at his Catechism class (Catholic)...I thought she was joking...the Rabbi was speechless and so was I...you really can't do both and he ended up just going to Hebrew School after that. scratchead
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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:22 pm

My Mother was Christian, My father was Jewish and I have an older brother. To say you wouldn't write the story line is dodging the question. The fact of the matter is that it happens in real life. Whether we like it or not. Its like saying there is no solution.

How would you have solved it? I know how my parents did.
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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:43 pm

I didn't marry someone Jewish in part because he wanted the children raised that way..I couldn't do it. I told the Rabbi I couldn't deny that part of me, but that was me.
Mr. Landon's son, was raised by his Christian mom but really as "nothing", he said, they rarely went to church unless the grandparents took them. Mr. Landon did not practice an organized religion which made it easier and both Christian mothers of his children weren't religious. I think very religious parents would have a hard time although some things are complimentary.

I know people do it, I just think when you let them decide later, it's hard, so many of the rituals and sacraments I had helped me in life, even when I didn't go to church, I was always praying and felt a closeness to God in other ways, that helped me back later. My kids know kids that made it work for them, but some felt cheated...it is very individual.

My friends son is close to a Jewish girl but she told him she couldn't baptize and pretend it meant the same thing, he couldn't just let it go as easily as he thought, so they are at a standstill, but at least it's now.

I'm glad your parents made it work...I really couldn't write a script like that especially in the 1800's and I wouldn't as a mother of twins, break up the religious upbringing by sex...but that's just me.

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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:12 pm

Well, there is one thing for sure. It's a shame when two people love each other, all of the above gets in the way......I'm not saying its wrong, and I'm not saying it's right. But I don't think it speaks well of us as humans as a whole.

Anyone looking at the Middle East right now can certainly see that. And I don't think it makes the Man upstairs very happy........

Good discussion!


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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:42 pm

I know what you mean, I don't believe anyone has the "ticket" to heaven, but for me, I just couldn't disregard what I felt. I know a Catholic couple that say, God first, then my spouse and it works for them, if they keep him first, they wont be as selfish. I wish I had a faith quite as deep, but I always say "a work in progress". : )
I think I knew there were other things too in that case with the Jewish friend, a gut feeling under all the good feelings and he did marry twice and divorce twice later I heard.

I believe we all find our way, the paths can be very winding and I have had my moments and probably will again but I don't like that subject it to be comedy..and I think having twins, it struck me more personally.
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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:19 pm

Well said, I look forward to further discussions with you. Intelligence can be rare these days.
David


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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:24 am

littlehouselover wrote:
To be honest, I wouldn't have done the storyline. I grew up in a multi-cultural neighborhood and workplace most of my life and always disliked these storylines. If neither was religious, fine, but to say a girl can be baptized but not the boy, the boy will go to Hebrew school but not the girl..he will have a Bar Mitzvah and the girl a confirmation, you're not a "family". If it means nothing to you, it's still confusing to the child.
I remember this is a true story, a woman who came into a shop I worked in at a Jewish Community Center for a short time. She said her son got in trouble at Sunday School (at Jewish Temple) because he added to scripture from what he learned at his Catechism class (Catholic)...I thought she was joking...the Rabbi was speechless and so was I...you really can't do both and he ended up just going to Hebrew School after that. scratchead

I agree. It's a hard issue. I do not say we must not spoke about it or discuss the matter, but I think the solution is not so easy as Michael Landon show us at this storyline. He had to suffer himself this kind of situation and he knew very well problems could not be solved as easy as he shows in this episode...

I liked it, tough.

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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:36 pm

Well, never thought I would agree with Harriett Oleson on anything, but in this episode, I'm totally on her side.
Percival's father, can't think of his name, did nothing but push his ways and beliefs on everyone the moment he arrived in Walnut Grove. From dinner, to discussions on what religion the baby would be raised, to even telling Harriett where to put things in the store!
The issue of the baby's faith had to be raised at some point, but still, he was a GUEST in the Oleson's home, and he should have conducted himself as such.

Go Harriett! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Come let us reason together.   Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:32 pm

Both Harriet and He were wrong. That decision was Percival's and Nellie's..........


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