So many people get hung up with the Saint Stories in the second grade, and then many people get hung up with Old Testament Stories of the Third Grade.
The Old Testament Stories of the Waldorf Third Grade are not told as a “religious” main lesson block.
For a good post on this subject, please see Donna Simmons’ blog here:
Perhaps it will illuminate an anthroposophical approach to these studies of the Third Grade and set your heart at ease. These stories are important for children in the throes of the nine-year- change, and I hope you will take the time to meditate on what Donna Simmons has to say about this and figure out how to bring these stories to your children baggage-free!