Monday, February 28, 2011
Last week, we had a lesson on the My Sweet Lord chocolate Jesus sculpture by Cosimo Cavallaro which created quite a ruckus a few years ago. Many in the Christian community got their undies all tied in a bunch. After a vigorous class discussion on whether or not this work was blasphemous, rude, or just plain dumb, I directed my students to write an essay on their personal feelings on the subject. One of my superstars, a ninth grader, turned this exemplary sample of his work in for a grade. The real kicker is, this kid plans to go to Berkeley some day!!! I just can't do this anymore.