Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:58 AM
For the rest of you who are simply saying, "I don't see why a prayer is such a big deal", listen:1. It is a public school event. It is against the law to do so. I think everyone has noted that that much is clear.2. Some people may be "stressed out" by it, some may just be "outraged" at the Christian privilege illegally on display, some may be "creeped out" by it. Imagine, instead, that everyone but 3 people dawned robes, turned the lights down and began chanting in ritualistic monotone while the head speaker revealed a live chicken and went through the motions of ritualistic sacrifice for 3 minutes. This is no fucking different to me. I have literally the same reaction. What the fuck is this superstitious ritual doing being led at a public school, where there are children who don't believe in that fucking nonsense, or that particular brand of nonsense. Why the goddamn is my kid being led in this creepy fucking nonsense?Sacrifice your chickens at home, or at your church... wear your robes and chant to your gods in the streets if you like. But you keep your fucking nonsense out of public schools and other government funded/sanctioned shit. Furthermore, the fucking asshole chick in the practice one (I didn't watch the second one as I didn't want my head to explode) told everyone to stand for the school colors and the pledge... and THEN WENT ON TO GIVE GLORY TO HER YAHWEH... she had everyone stand up, then pulled a bait and switch and fucking forced people to stand for her invisible sky wizard. Fucking bitch. 3. Arguing that "it's no big deal" is fucking offensive and marginalizing. Do you know what else can't be led by public schools? Racism. The argument "well, most of the people there believe it, so you should just sit quietly" directly translates to: If a school in the deep south has a population that, in their private lives, are mostly racist... in your view not only is it no big deal if they have a student go up and speak about the tenets of the KKK and its stance on niggers for 3 minutes, but the 3 black guys and 2 white non-racists should just "sit there quietly... I mean, its not hurting them to hear it". Religion, like racism, is a personal ignorance based on bullshit cultural indoctrination and tribalistic stupidity. I don't give a shit if you don't see your religion, or another persons religion in that way because you are subject to it, or trained to see it as different. Neither of them are allowed to be promoted by a public school, your "belief" on the issue is irrelevant. Fuck you, you deluded-by-the-faux-sanctity-and-reverence-and-"love"-of-religious-privilege asshole. 4. I refused to say the pledge of allegiance my freshman year of high school. I got annoyed having to sit there while all of the other kids went through this odd brainwashing every morning, and was finally so annoyed having to hear "under god" every day that I went to the principle. I brought up the separation of church and state, and told him to shut that shit down.The pledge was dropped the next day without any pomp or circumstance, no newspapers, no ACLU. That's the way this shit should be handled.This death by 1000 cuts thing is fucking unacceptable. Our politicians use god speak, religiots have snuck God onto our money and into our pledge... they are trying, like, fucking WEEKLY to get creationism taught in schools, 10 commandments at courthouses, an explicit "culture war"...They legislate against homosexuals and women and... fucking every non-white, non-christian, non-male. Every single fucking one of these things, in matters related to separation of church and state, to include keeping that nonsense out of even graduation speeches at public schools should be opposed. As fucking vocally as necessary. 1000 small wounds can still bleed you out.
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