Tuesday, October 18, 2011

JOHNNY CAN'T READ AND WRITE BECAUSE HE WAS TOO BUSY LEARNING TO RECITE THE LORD'S PRAYER


I woke up this morning thinking about why so many people are up in arms about prayer not being allowed in schools. I remember as a child praying in school, but now I look back and see how wrong it was to impose Christianity upon everyone. It's great if you believe in a Christian god, but what if you don't? What if you're family is Jewish or Muslim? What if your family is Buddhist or Hindu? What if your family is Wiccan or Scientologists? What if your family is Agnostic or Atheist? What's wrong with just having a moment of silence in respect of all belief systems and not just favoring one? What's wrong with teaching tolerance and respecting all differences? What's wrong with teaching a child God has many faces and sometimes God is a faceless entity called science and reason? Shouldn't schools be more concerned with teaching our children math, reading and science than instilling religious doctrine? I guess it's okay not to be able to read or write as long as you can recite the Lord's prayer because God takes care of all His followers and will provide for you when you can't get a job. If I sound angry, I am! Religion is not the cure all to everything! It belongs in church and not in our public schools!

7 comments:

  1. quit being so damned logical. you may deemed one of them there radicals.

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  2. oh, and thanks for the words you left me. silly girl, I may have had to "rearrange" myself after reading.

    truthfully, I hope you know I feel the same way. and I can't believe it's been 7 years. I was still young then.

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  3. Sweetie pie, sugar dumpling you still are young so let the young Jnuts out to play. The old codger version is just waiting to destroy you one cell at a time. I think I've always been one of those radicals and I've stifled myself for too long and to the point where it's beginning to hurt my head and heart.

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  4. Your argument is sound and reasonable. I too feel frustrated with fundamentalists who see nothing wrong with compelling school children to participate in [Christian] prayer -- as if we didn't live in a pluralistist society.

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  5. Ahab, thanks for dropping by and it angers me to see anyone forced into doing anything against their will especially when they are so young and impressionable.

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  6. "What's wrong with teaching a child God has many faces and sometimes God is a faceless entity called science and reason?"

    God, I wish I had said that! Beautiful.

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