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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Christians opened the door

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Much to my amusement, Satanists are now a presence in the Orange County, FL school system.

At the same time, I am not sure I like this, but not for the reason you probably suspect.

If the kids are the ones handing out Bibles, religious info and so forth, Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war! If the adults are the ones handing this stuff out, Hey! Lemme show you to the door and if necessary, lemme push you through the door without opening it. I suspect the adults are pushing this, hence my objections.

Here's some 'splainin'.

The most relevant comment in this story: "
Greaves made it clear that, in both cases, his organization is only responding to provocations by the Christian community."

Yep. Christians brought this on.


It's that furshlugginer First Amendment again, f'dang it. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

To briefly explain - Public schools receive federal tax dollars. This puts Congress in a position of having some control over the schools. Under that pesky 1st Amendment, public schools cannot say which religion or lack thereof is allowed in school and which are not. Let one in, all come in.

When one religions demands X of government, all religions are entitled to the same treatment. Don't like it, then shup, petition to change the Constitution or move to another country.

So. When Christians (and I am trying to be one) demand prayer, the Bible and etc. in schools, they are opening the door to other religions. This offends many Christians. This also offends many non Christians. Ahem. The right to offend is greater than the right to not be offended.

The solution is simple. No religion at all in school. This offends people as well.

Lemme doubletap this one simply. Take prayer. If you want prayer in school, who is allowed to pray? Christians only!, you say. OK. You gonna let a Catholic recite the rosary? Catholics pray to saints. What if a pentecostal starts speaking in tongues? Ooooo.

Division in the ranks, general!

Anyway, now that other religions are getting access to schools, Christians are getting upset. Cool. Their faith needs some shaking up.

Yassee, this tells me these people are not really Christians. Real Christians know that God has it all in hand and it's going to work out right.

Real Christians don't worry. Real Christians wouldn't worry about Satanists and others getting access to public schools because real Christians know God is allowing it.

Real Christians are also not worried about their faith going toe to toe with other beliefs.

And one last thought - Real Christians don't force their beliefs on anyone.

Aside - Our public school has a voluntary Bible Study class conducted off campus. It's packed with kids and it's privately funded. Should any other group wish to start a religion or non-religion class under the same set of rules, they are welcome to come. Doubt they'll get takers, but der yaggo.

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