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(Wisconsin Gazette)   Mississippi high school tells students to come to Jesus. Atheist group tells school administrators to come to court   (wisconsingazette.com) divider line 175
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2013-05-03 11:39:55 PM
Is there some secret competition held amongst Principals across the country to compete for the title of Biggest Douchebag Principal of the Year?

"And the winner for "Most Obvious Violation of the Separation of Church and State" goes to............"
 
2013-05-03 11:40:27 PM
Holy crap.
 
2013-05-03 11:42:07 PM
PS: I like how the atheist group totally slides past suing the school itself and sues the Principal personally. That way, he cannot hide behind any school board or teachers union nor use their powerful legal staffs. Nor WHEN he loses, the school isn't left having to pay the bill because of one fundie jerkoff. It's all on him.
 
2013-05-03 11:42:49 PM

studman 69: Holy crap.


Indeed.
 
2013-05-03 11:55:35 PM
AbbeySomeone:

You are one of  those people.

Nope; that's my  morning commute, on my way TO work.  I live in the land where people up the street make fresh injera daily, and I can I walk to the nearest pho place every time I have a craving or the sniffles, and I when I'm feeling like ordering out, I have to choose between halal pizza and the taco bus.  I work in the shadow of the PSNS and get to see the Kitty Hawk on my way in, but I live in Seattle.

(Yeah, I know, I'm doing it backwards.  The people at the BTC and the big guy at Colman dock (you know the one) tease me about the same thing.   I should live where prices are low and work where wages are high, but damn, I ain't complaining!  My life is pretty awesome. :-)
 
2013-05-04 12:00:19 AM

Popular Opinion: well, i am not a christian, so i don't count, but i don't think people that waste time talking about god are much worse than the people that waste time bashing god.
does anyone care what a bunch of talking monkeys think?


Yes, we care and so should you. The main problem that people have about the ones 'talking about God' is not so much what they are doing but rather where they are doing it. They have an uncanny knack of picking the most inappropriate venue to start pontificating and espousing their beliefs. Like SCHOOLS and TOWN HALL MEETINGS. Places where there are well known strict rules and guidelines about such discussions that are grossly ignored by these people. Then it hits the news, yet again. Then the ACLU or Peoples United have to get involved, yet again. And it becomes so commonplace that people just start saying 'Farking Christians' (just like people saying 'Farking Muslims') in general rather then calling out the specific group. If they did this in a private school, at their own summer camp, in their own churches, in their own homes, etc; No one would give a fark, but they are not. Hence all the commotion and panty twisting.

Question for the more aggressively religious out there:


Do you really want The State to teach religion to your child?


/MT 6:1-15
 
2013-05-04 12:02:02 AM
AbbeySomeone:

Oh yeah, and if you're ever down in Rainier Valley, let me know so I can buy you a pint.  (Word to the locals: Spinnaker Bay Brewing Co. Rainier at Orcas.  The imperial IPA is excellent.  SRSLY.)
 
2013-05-04 12:37:17 AM

coeyagi: Do you know how you don't know what the fark you are talking about? How many god damn inbred theofascistvlegislative proposals from TN have graced Fark recently? Lots.


And guess who's name were attached to them?

Stacey Campbell.

How many of them passed? I'm pretty sure none of them. Do you know why? Everyone around Campbell considers him to be a farking idiot.

Do you know what district he represents? A little shiatheel district of around 10,000 people nestled in East Tennessee with nothing of importance other than a bunch of churches.

But no. Please continue to paint a State of 2+ Million people by the actions of a single person. It really shows how intelligent you are.
 
2013-05-04 12:54:47 AM

hardinparamedic: coeyagi: Do you know how you don't know what the fark you are talking about? How many god damn inbred theofascistvlegislative proposals from TN have graced Fark recently? Lots.

And guess who's name were attached to them?

Stacey Campbell.

How many of them passed? I'm pretty sure none of them. Do you know why? Everyone around Campbell considers him to be a farking idiot.

Do you know what district he represents? A little shiatheel district of around 10,000 people nestled in East Tennessee with nothing of importance other than a bunch of churches.

But no. Please continue to paint a State of 2+ Million people by the actions of a single person. It really shows how intelligent you are.


Hey, someones had to vote him in.
 
2013-05-04 01:02:42 AM

Weaver95: FloydA: Weaver95: doglover: Weaver95: f*ck this.  how do I become a pagan?  is there some sort of rite or ceremony?

It's easy. Just go to Hati and follow the priest's instructions.

that's voodoo, not paganism.

PA pagan directory has a list of pagan groups in your area.

(Voodoo has better toys and weirder symbols, but it's less likely to get you laid.  Depends on what you want from a religion, I guess.)

I think i'll walk down that list, see if any groups listed are still active.

and I'll pass on the voodoo.  I know someone who follows that path.  she's got issues.


Check out http://rdna.info/ ...

Seriously.

/well, we're not serious, except when we are.
 
2013-05-04 02:24:25 AM

TV's Vinnie: Is there some secret competition held amongst Principals across the country to compete for the title of Biggest Douchebag Principal of the Year?

"And the winner for "Most Obvious Violation of the Separation of Church and State" goes to............"


I think you may have figured it out...
 
2013-05-04 02:28:13 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Maybe this kind of thing is "cool" in the South.


It's cool in evangelical circles.   They're all about showing off how pious they are to everyone else in the congregation.   You know, exactly how Christians are explicitly told NOT to behave in Matthew 6.
 
2013-05-04 02:37:39 AM

pxlboy: Atlanta is a speck of blue in a sea of red derp.


Charlottesville, VA is the same.
 
2013-05-04 03:26:04 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 275x359]
Jesus will be coming sometime in the next 30 or so minutes.


Hahahahaha! Also, hot.
 
2013-05-04 04:30:04 AM

clyph: Three Crooked Squirrels: Maybe this kind of thing is "cool" in the South.

It's cool in evangelical circles.   They're all about showing off how pious they are to everyone else in the congregation.   You know, exactly how Christians are explicitly told NOT to behave in Matthew 6.


Modern day Pharisees.
 
2013-05-04 04:32:14 AM

hardinparamedic: Modern day Pharisees.


I made the same observation in another thread.
 
2013-05-04 04:42:46 AM

DigitalCoffee: Popular Opinion: well, i am not a christian, so i don't count, but i don't think people that waste time talking about god are much worse than the people that waste time bashing god.
does anyone care what a bunch of talking monkeys think?

Yes, we care and so should you. The main problem that people have about the ones 'talking about God' is not so much what they are doing but rather where they are doing it. They have an uncanny knack of picking the most inappropriate venue to start pontificating and espousing their beliefs. Like SCHOOLS and TOWN HALL MEETINGS. Places where there are well known strict rules and guidelines about such discussions that are grossly ignored by these people. Then it hits the news, yet again. Then the ACLU or Peoples United have to get involved, yet again. And it becomes so commonplace that people just start saying 'Farking Christians' (just like people saying 'Farking Muslims') in general rather then calling out the specific group. If they did this in a private school, at their own summer camp, in their own churches, in their own homes, etc; No one would give a fark, but they are not. Hence all the commotion and panty twisting.

Question for the more aggressively religious out there:


Do you really want The State to teach religion to your child?

/MT 6:1-15


do you think the steubenville  rapists and other "kids" who thought that sick crap was funny have any faith?
do you think that they believe they will be punished for eternity even if they get away with that bullship legally?
i don't believe in any of the religious dogma, but religion is a vehicle for instilling morals. jmo
i think the recent incidents in the news are a good indication of how  pitiful today's parents seem to be at raising their offspring. with many exceptions, of course.
 
2013-05-04 06:19:07 AM

Mrtraveler01: Meanwhile in Georgia:

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/291133/3/ACLU-of-Georgia-to-inve s t igate-Lumpkin-Co-HS-prayer-meeting


Lumpkin County? Really, that's has to be the most redneck sounding name for a place.

Yee and Haw.
 
2013-05-04 08:00:23 AM

the_sidewinder: Skywolf the Scribbler: I see, so the issue is that the faculty of a public school may not discuss or display media of their religious preferences within the school. Is that correct?

Yes, as it would be against the anti establishment clause of the US constitution


This is also why religious schools receive no federal funding. And an issue that comes up whenever school vouchers are talked about.
 
2013-05-04 10:23:30 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: Mrtraveler01: Meanwhile in Georgia:

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/291133/3/ACLU-of-Georgia-to-inve s t igate-Lumpkin-Co-HS-prayer-meeting

Lumpkin County? Really, that's has to be the most redneck sounding name for a place.

Yee and Haw.


It's every bit as redneck as you would think. I live in the 'burbs just outside of Atlanta, and still see license plates with counties I (a lifelong resident of GA) have not heard of. These are the counties you see listed on the local news closing school when mother nature comes stomping through.

My friends and family are here, sure...but I can't wait to get the f*ck out of here.
 
2013-05-04 01:13:47 PM

doglover: Weaver95: doglover: Weaver95: f*ck this.  how do I become a pagan?  is there some sort of rite or ceremony?

It's easy. Just go to Hati and follow the priest's instructions.

that's voodoo, not paganism.

pa·gan
/ˈpāgən/
Noun
A person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.


If voodoo mainstream now?


You are a moron, this definition is idiotic.

Is stupid going mainstream or did you take summer classes?
 
2013-05-04 05:50:42 PM

doglover: Weaver95: doglover: Weaver95: f*ck this.  how do I become a pagan?  is there some sort of rite or ceremony?

It's easy. Just go to Hati and follow the priest's instructions.

that's voodoo, not paganism.

pa·gan
/ˈpāgən/
Noun
A person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.


If voodoo mainstream now?


Voodoo is actually Christian at it core (if you want to really get in to it, it is a hybrid of African Tribal Faith and Christianity)

In most contexts, when someone calls themselves a "Pagan" they are referring to one of the Western european indigenous faiths(that are numerous and heavily hybridized with themselves)  ,Graeco-Roman revival, or Egyptian Revival

Most members of the smaller middle eastern or Indian/Asian refer to them by name Aka Zoroastrian, Gnostic, Jainism, Taoism, and the smaller Buddhist schools

and lets not even get in to the indigenous faiths of Oceania

///I call myself "Pagan" in most contexts, because trying to explain my Zen-Druidism hybrid to my self to confusing enough
 
2013-05-04 07:14:39 PM

FloydA: Weaver95: doglover: Weaver95: f*ck this.  how do I become a pagan?  is there some sort of rite or ceremony?

It's easy. Just go to Hati and follow the priest's instructions.

that's voodoo, not paganism.

PA pagan directory has a list of pagan groups in your area.

(Voodoo has better toys and weirder symbols, but it's less likely to get you laid.  Depends on what you want from a religion, I guess.)

LOL...
well  voodoo lets you poke a doll with needless ,  what more could a man ever want from a religion....  ;~)
 
2013-05-04 08:22:56 PM

Popular Opinion: do you think the steubenville rapists and other "kids" who thought that sick crap was funny have any faith?
do you think that they believe they will be punished for eternity even if they get away with that bullship legally?
i don't believe in any of the religious dogma, but religion is a vehicle for instilling morals. jmo
i think the recent incidents in the news are a good indication of how pitiful today's parents seem to be at raising their offspring. with many exceptions, of course.


Funny, I'm atheist from a line of atheists and I know all about morals. Humans also knew about morality long before they created gods. If you need the threat of eternal punishment in order to be a good person, maybe you're not as moral as you think you are.
 
2013-05-04 10:03:08 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Popular Opinion: do you think the steubenville rapists and other "kids" who thought that sick crap was funny have any faith?
do you think that they believe they will be punished for eternity even if they get away with that bullship legally?
i don't believe in any of the religious dogma, but religion is a vehicle for instilling morals. jmo
i think the recent incidents in the news are a good indication of how pitiful today's parents seem to be at raising their offspring. with many exceptions, of course.

Funny, I'm atheist from a line of atheists and I know all about morals. Humans also knew about morality long before they created gods. If you need the threat of eternal punishment in order to be a good person, maybe you're not as moral as you think you are.


I would like to know more about your perspective. Why is an action moral or immoral? Whose judgement and arbitration makes the decision? Can humans truly know what is moral, and how do we know if we do, as long as people continue to argue about what is right? In your view, is morality based on logic, emotion, or on some other factor? Is morality absolute, or do moral rules have exceptions?

An inline reply would be appreciated and valuable, and even more so would be a longer draft. EIP--I would relish the opportunity to read a statement of your beliefs and knowledge. If you would rather not discuss your perspective, I will respect that. :)
 
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