difficult child is going to a Catholic school this yr. Many of you know that for summer reading, he read The Bronze Bow and wrote a report on it, as well as made a poster. I found a questionnaire in his accordian folder about the book. It asked for the main idea, the values in it, etc. He did not know I found it. He HATES showing me anything in his backpack, even when it's required. He HATES to talk about school. So I just go through his backpack on my own, unless it's something in regard to his planner, which I insist we go through together. I started to get excited when I read how he answered a question about the main concept by saying it was about love and kindness. Much better than when he told me he thought it was the fact that Jesus met with people in a secret hiding place and they could get caught. But another question asked, "Do you believe in Jesus? What do you believe in?" He wrote that he didn't believe in Jesus, he was just a man and a prophet (okay, I've got a budding agnostic here, I thought) and there is more than one god and I believe in ... The Greek Gods. Say WHAT? BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-bam (the sound of me, hitting my head against the wall) My husband, who is Baptist, thinks I'm making too big a deal out of it (although I have not discussed it with-difficult child, for fear I'll say something wrong and he'll light off) but it makes absolutely no sense to believe in Greek gods when everyone is taught that they were mythology. He plays a computer game that pits Greek gods against one another and I know that's where he got this whole idea. (And whoever wrote the program really messed up some of the profiles and definitions. They are so innacurate. An explanation of Achilles said you could choose which body part would be weak. Huh? What about his mother holding him by the heel when she was dousing him with magical water? Sorry, off-topic. ) I even talked to difficult child about this one day. I said, "What if you've got the god of thunder, but not the god of lighning? Or do you have two gods who are fighthing?" (he liked that idea, LOL!) "What if there's a hurricane? Is that one god or two? Or a completely different god?" (He was just telling me about the game. It had nothing to do with-religion.) Okay, I admit, I'm the worst mom on the planet when it comes to parenting an Aspie. But if he reads that answer aloud in class, the entire class is going to break out laughing. He'll never hear the end of it. If he said he were agnostic, fine, in a Catholic school, they'd shake their heads and try to teach him their point of view. But Greek Gods? What planet is he on?