Ok, I’m all for being open-minded about religion. I have many friends of many different faiths and honestly I love to sit and speak one-on-one with someone about philosophy, mythology/folklore, religious history, and perhaps compare our beliefs. But I refuse to deal with anyone who shoves it down my throat.
Sure, tell me what you believe and I’ll listen. But tell me that I will burn in Hell, Hades, or whatever uber-bad-place your religion has, and that I need to “repent”, “get right”, convert or whatthefuckever and I instantly turn off.
Personally, I prefer not to identify with any particular sect, but I do follow a Christian path. I think any organized religion is a bad idea, because it’s man’s idea. If you ask me, your religion is your business, no one else’s.
“In Dallas, a school district strikes the words “In God We Trust” from the photo of an enlarged nickel on a yearbook cover for fear of offending students of differing religions.”
Quoted from source:
“The coin also has “In God We Trust” along the right edge, but the phrase was removed from the yearbook. Instead, the $16 book came with a sticker that gave students the choice of putting the phrase back on the nickel.
Some parents say the school’s decision was political correctness gone too far.“
Mrs. Malkin goes on to talk about: “In California, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (the one that outlawed the Pledge of Allegiance for its reference to God) approved putting public school students through Muslim role-playing exercises. Investor’s Business Daily reminds us:”
“In a recent federal decision that got surprisingly little press, even from conservative talk radio, California’s 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it’s OK to put public-school kids through Muslim role-playing exercises, including:
Reciting aloud Muslim prayers that begin with “In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful . . . .”
Memorizing the Muslim profession of faith: “Allah is the only true God and Muhammad is his messenger.”
Chanting “Praise be to Allah” in response to teacher prompts.
Professing as “true” the Muslim belief that “The Holy Quran is God’s word.”
Giving up candy and TV to demonstrate Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.
Designing prayer rugs, taking an Arabic name and essentially “becoming a Muslim” for two full weeks.”
What the FUCK!?
Like I’ve said before, I’m glad that we live where we do. For the time being, this state is too conservative (overall) to attempt that kind of bullshit; but I honestly don’t expect that to last.
The post goes on to say: “Parents of seventh-graders, who after 9-11 were taught the pro-Islamic lessons as part of California’s world history curriculum, sued under the First Amendment ban on religious establishment. They argued, reasonably, that the government was promoting Islam.
But a federal judge appointed by President Clinton told them in so many words to get over it, that the state was merely teaching kids about another “culture.”
So the parents appealed. Unfortunately, the most left-wing court in the land got their case. The 9th Circuit, which previously ruled in favor of an atheist who filed suit against the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, upheld the lower court ruling.”
That’s not culture, that’s bullshit.
Wake up, America! Whether you realize it or not, you are slowly being E-R-A-S-E-D!