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2013-05-03 07:02:15 PM
How many of these lawsuits have to be filed and won/settled before the schools in the south cut this shiat out?
 
2013-05-03 07:02:59 PM

pxlboy: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

It gets to 100 degrees by the end of May or early June here in Atlanta. I'm looking forward to not seeing the sun; I've had quite enough of it.


Today is absolutley beautiful here!
 
2013-05-03 07:03:22 PM

grimlock1972: How many of these lawsuits have to be filed and won/settled before the schools in the south cut this shiat out?


I don't think they're really capable of learning from their mistakes.
 
2013-05-03 07:05:00 PM
 
2013-05-03 07:08:04 PM

AbbeySomeone: pxlboy: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

It gets to 100 degrees by the end of May or early June here in Atlanta. I'm looking forward to not seeing the sun; I've had quite enough of it.

Today is absolutley beautiful here!


I have two weather widgets on my desktop; one for here in Atlanta and one for Seattle. I watched the temperatures enviously last summer.
 
2013-05-03 07:08:35 PM
Follow the money.
 
2013-05-03 07:08:40 PM
The only way for these Theocrats to learn an appreciation for the separation of church and state is if we can start bankrupting school districts and municipalities.  Maybe when there's a price tag associated with proselytizing, they'll cease ramming their bullshiat superstition down everyone's throats.
 
2013-05-03 07:10:57 PM

IntertubeUser: The only way for these Theocrats to learn an appreciation for the separation of church and state is if we can start bankrupting school districts and municipalities.  Maybe when there's a price tag associated with proselytizing, they'll cease ramming their bullshiat superstition down everyone's throats.


Or taxing the churches.

/knows it will never happen
 
2013-05-03 07:10:57 PM

IntertubeUser: The only way for these Theocrats to learn an appreciation for the separation of church and state is if we can start bankrupting school districts and municipalities.  Maybe when there's a price tag associated with proselytizing, they'll cease ramming their bullshiat superstition down everyone's throats.


Nope, it'll just feed into their persecution complex.
 
2013-05-03 07:15:49 PM

Mrtraveler01: IntertubeUser: The only way for these Theocrats to learn an appreciation for the separation of church and state is if we can start bankrupting school districts and municipalities.  Maybe when there's a price tag associated with proselytizing, they'll cease ramming their bullshiat superstition down everyone's throats.

Nope, it'll just feed into their persecution complex.


Everything feeds into their persecution complex. Hell, even when the Christians (in the form of the Catholic Church) ruled Europe with an unquestionable iron fist they invented persecutors.
 
2013-05-03 07:17:32 PM
invisable sky wizard
 
2013-05-03 07:20:31 PM

ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.


i105.photobucket.com
Photo taken in Seattle roughly 2 minutes ago.

(Also, Almost Live has been off the air for 20 years.)
 
2013-05-03 07:20:50 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: The Pope of Manwich Village: Buddhadead guy tells both to come to their senses.


Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha is not dead. He's on another plane of existence called Reddit.
 
2013-05-03 07:22:52 PM

pxlboy: grimlock1972: How many of these lawsuits have to be filed and won/settled before the schools in the south cut this shiat out?

I don't think they're really capable of learning from their mistakes.


They're on a mission from God.
 
2013-05-03 07:24:57 PM
I kinda wish I'd had the courage to lay the legal smackdown at the high school I attended my senior year when they brought what'shisbucket with the brother-in-the-car-accident story where he somehow blamed atheism and porn.  Seriously, the guy even started out his speech with "I know I'm not supposed to preach in a public school, but..."

...and then proceeded to preach in a public school.

/Worst part was when he was all "if you're ready to follow the 'right' path, come down here and shake my hand" and I was sitting in the bleachers wondering what my classmates were going to do to me.
//It wasn't a comfortable school to be out of either of the closets I was in at the time (nontheist and lesbian).
 
2013-05-03 07:25:01 PM

AbbeySomeone: pxlboy: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

It gets to 100 degrees by the end of May or early June here in Atlanta. I'm looking forward to not seeing the sun; I've had quite enough of it.

Today is absolutely beautiful here!


Yea, don't tell anyone else but it's actually blue skies and 72 out right now, going to be a gorgeous weekend.

ATTENTION NON-LOCALS: Seattle is a drab, grey, rain-soaked, angst- and coffee- fueled downer, just like you imagine.  Attempt no landing here.
 
2013-05-03 07:25:35 PM

FloydA: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

[i105.photobucket.com image 519x389]
Photo taken in Seattle roughly 2 minutes ago.

(Also, Almost Live has been off the air for 20 years.)


Seattle is gorgeous from what I've seen. There is so much I am looking forward to.
 
2013-05-03 07:26:45 PM

sabreWulf07: AbbeySomeone: pxlboy: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

It gets to 100 degrees by the end of May or early June here in Atlanta. I'm looking forward to not seeing the sun; I've had quite enough of it.

Today is absolutely beautiful here!

Yea, don't tell anyone else but it's actually blue skies and 72 out right now, going to be a gorgeous weekend.

ATTENTION NON-LOCALS: Seattle is a drab, grey, rain-soaked, angst- and coffee- fueled downer, just like you imagine.  Attempt no landing here.


I won't tell. Besides, most people seem to be fixated on the need for really warm climates (at least here).
 
2013-05-03 07:27:08 PM

sabreWulf07: AbbeySomeone: pxlboy: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

It gets to 100 degrees by the end of May or early June here in Atlanta. I'm looking forward to not seeing the sun; I've had quite enough of it.

Today is absolutely beautiful here!

Yea, don't tell anyone else but it's actually blue skies and 72 out right now, going to be a gorgeous weekend.

ATTENTION NON-LOCALS: Seattle is a drab, grey, rain-soaked, angst- and coffee- fueled downer, just like you imagine.  Attempt no landing here.


Three words for Seattle: Moss. On. Roofs.
 
2013-05-03 07:30:04 PM

grimlock1972: How many of these lawsuits have to be filed and won/settled before the schools in the south cut this shiat out?


Until religion is a thing of the past

/shiat like this is just the death rattle of christianity
//death rattle shakes
///God hates us all
 
2013-05-03 07:34:31 PM
"Wish for eternal life"

I will never understand why anyone would want this in real life or in the 'after' life. Eternal life makes everything pointless. Even the most motivated person in the world will say they can wait a few million years to get around to that if they have ETERNITY to do it...
 
2013-05-03 07:36:13 PM

randomjsa: "Wish for eternal life"

I will never understand why anyone would want this in real life or in the 'after' life. Eternal life makes everything pointless. Even the most motivated person in the world will say they can wait a few million years to get around to that if they have ETERNITY to do it...


you only live to 100

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-03 07:37:32 PM

serial_crusher: Meh, school should just apologize and stop doing it, and the atheists should be ok with that.


Bullshiat.  These people farking refuse to stop pushing their shiat in schools.  Its not like this is the first time this has happened.
 
2013-05-03 07:38:56 PM

pxlboy: FloydA: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

[i105.photobucket.com image 519x389]
Photo taken in Seattle roughly 2 minutes ago.

(Also, Almost Live has been off the air for 20 years.)

Seattle is gorgeous from what I've seen. There is so much I am looking forward to.


i105.photobucket.com
This is what my morning commute looks like.
 
2013-05-03 07:38:59 PM

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


Yes, there is. It's time consuming but not too hard to do. It's also very frowned upon by the more Fundamentalist Christian sects; Actually read the entire Bible. A little actual knowledge goes a long way.

/"You have no power over me." - Sarah (Labyrinth)
 
2013-05-03 07:39:23 PM

serial_crusher: Meh, school should just apologize and stop doing it, and the atheists should be ok with that.


If this was one of the only times this happened, or a really grey area, I'd agree with you.

But at some point, IMO it becomes necessary to start holding people accountable. And by this point it should be plainly obvious to anyone working in education that stuff like some of what the lawsuit alleges is completely unacceptable. (I'd  love to see what that email said; I looked but couldn't find it.) If it takes some punitive court judgements to get there, then so be it.

Put it this way: if you break into my house, the police don't just go "now give him his stuff back, apologize, and we're good." Jail is intended to be as much a deterrent as a punishment, and I view this as very similar.
 
2013-05-03 07:42:36 PM

FloydA: (Also, Almost Live has been off the air for 20 years.)


Nevertheless, this skit is still quite relevant and helpful in preparing you for life in the area.
 
2013-05-03 07:44:41 PM

FloydA: Just a little goat killin and lovin.

Is the goat lovin' technically mandatory? 'Cause those little bastards can get a bit "whiffy," if you know what I mean.


Yes, it's mandatory, but you do get to choose whether the killing part comes before or after the loving.
 
2013-05-03 07:45:18 PM

geoduck42: FloydA: (Also, Almost Live has been off the air for 20 years.)

Nevertheless, this skit is still quite relevant and helpful in preparing you for life in the area.


HA!
 
2013-05-03 07:45:31 PM
The main reason I'm happy I'm not living in Texas (other than the weather) would be the religious looney tunes, bunch of brainwashed nutjobs.
 
2013-05-03 07:46:08 PM
Privatize education.
 
2013-05-03 07:46:21 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
Jesus will be coming sometime in the next 30 or so minutes.
 
2013-05-03 07:46:54 PM

LargeCanine: Privatize education.


Spoken like a true Randroid.
 
2013-05-03 07:47:48 PM
That's what brainwashed people do.
 
2013-05-03 07:48:41 PM

pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.


I did the same thing about five years ago.  It was the best thing I've ever done.

I'd trade drizzle and overcast for balls-hot eight months out of the year.  And the beer is WAYYYYYY better up here than anywhere in "The South."

The South:  A Good Place to Be FROM!
 
2013-05-03 07:48:50 PM
My friend who lives in Tennessee doesn't understand why I won't come to visit.  BECAUSE OF THIS SH*T.

I am not EVER going to spend one f*cking cent on that economy.  I hope the South turns into some dystopian hellscape (well, more than it is now) and that the children and women starve for their god damn ignorance.

WHERE'S YOUR F*CKING JESUS NOW, ASSHOLES?
 
2013-05-03 07:53:47 PM

coeyagi: My friend who lives in Tennessee doesn't understand why I won't come to visit.  BECAUSE OF THIS SH*T.

I am not EVER going to spend one f*cking cent on that economy.  I hope the South turns into some dystopian hellscape (well, more than it is now) and that the children and women starve for their god damn ignorance.

WHERE'S YOUR F*CKING JESUS NOW, ASSHOLES?


farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-03 08:07:35 PM

IntertubeUser: The South:  A Good Place to Be FROM!


I'm stealing that line.
 
2013-05-03 08:11:24 PM

serial_crusher: Meh, school should just apologize and stop doing it, and the atheists should be ok with that.



In a perfect world, sure. But that world does not exist. In THIS world proselytizers who think it's appropriate to literally force people to conversion events will not simply stop unless they are forced to. They're already violating the law AND their own religious teachings, why do you think they'd promise to stop and be honest about it? It also doesn't hurt to establish credible consequences for those who would commit such acts.
 
2013-05-03 08:12:00 PM
and the Pastor says " let me come onto you oh my children..."

Jesus Pervs....send 'em to jail.
 
2013-05-03 08:12:03 PM

FloydA: pxlboy: FloydA: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

[i105.photobucket.com image 519x389]
Photo taken in Seattle roughly 2 minutes ago.

(Also, Almost Live has been off the air for 20 years.)

Seattle is gorgeous from what I've seen. There is so much I am looking forward to.

[i105.photobucket.com image 519x389]
This is what my morning commute looks like.


I am loving this segue. Visited Seattle in 2011 and it's the only city I've ever liked. If my life here ever falls apart, I'm heading to the other coast...
 
2013-05-03 08:15:01 PM
Did anyone here actually read the article? Your all coming down with the vapors over a non-story. You're like a bunch of Bible-bashers freaking out over Rock and Roll devil music in the 70's.
This is just the American Humanist organization over-reacting to make a point. Nothing more. RTFA

Pushy American evangelicals and frothing, nutbag, American secularists (if you think aren't just read the crap you've posted above with the identities switched) constantly biatch-fighting and out-douching each other, is why I'm glad I'm a Canadian.
 
2013-05-03 08:20:31 PM
What are the semantics of this, legally? The violations are (1) forcing students to attend a religious affiliated meeting and (2) implicating a government endorsement of a religion. If the program was voluntary, then the second violation is in effect, if it was a mandatory program, they are in violation of ethical conduct in this society. If school faculty promotes their own religion, do they have to say, 'This perspective is not affiliated with 'name goes here' school district or the government' first?
 
2013-05-03 08:26:40 PM

Albertan: Did anyone here actually read the article? Your all coming down with the vapors over a non-story. You're like a bunch of Bible-bashers freaking out over Rock and Roll devil music in the 70's.
This is just the American Humanist organization over-reacting to make a point. Nothing more. RTFA

Pushy American evangelicals and frothing, nutbag, American secularists (if you think aren't just read the crap you've posted above with the identities switched) constantly biatch-fighting and out-douching each other, is why I'm glad I'm a Canadian.



One group is bad for illegally forcing students to attend religious services against their will and the other group is equally bad for telling them to stop breaking the law?

OK.  Interesting equation.
 
2013-05-03 08:28:17 PM

Skywolf the Scribbler: What are the semantics of this, legally? The violations are (1) forcing students to attend a religious affiliated meeting and (2) implicating a government endorsement of a religion. If the program was voluntary, then the second violation is in effect, if it was a mandatory program, they are in violation of ethical conduct in this society. If school faculty promotes their own religion, do they have to say, 'This perspective is not affiliated with 'name goes here' school district or the government' first?


GED in lawstuffs, but I'm pretty sure you've got to do more than a disclaimer and a wink to circumvent the constitution. As in, not be a public school.

Then again politicians use religion to gain votes while campaigning, so maybe you just have to wink really hard.
 
2013-05-03 08:33:04 PM

sabreWulf07: AbbeySomeone: pxlboy: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

It gets to 100 degrees by the end of May or early June here in Atlanta. I'm looking forward to not seeing the sun; I've had quite enough of it.

Today is absolutely beautiful here!

Yea, don't tell anyone else but it's actually blue skies and 72 out right now, going to be a gorgeous weekend.


Isn't the phrase "It's a sunny day in Seattle" the usual way to begin a really nasty Shadowrun campaign?
 
2013-05-03 08:34:04 PM

coeyagi: My friend who lives in Tennessee doesn't understand why I won't come to visit.


I thought it was because you got an F in Geograhy since you think that Tennessee and Mississippi are similar in any way. Maybe if you bought a TomTom....
 
2013-05-03 08:38:53 PM

ProfessorOhki: As in, not be a public school.


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?
 
2013-05-03 08:39:02 PM

Albertan: Did anyone here actually read the article? Your all coming down with the vapors over a non-story. You're like a bunch of Bible-bashers freaking out over Rock and Roll devil music in the 70's.
This is just the American Humanist organization over-reacting to make a point. Nothing more. RTFA

Pushy American evangelicals and frothing, nutbag, American secularists (if you think aren't just read the crap you've posted above with the identities switched) constantly biatch-fighting and out-douching each other, is why I'm glad I'm a Canadian.


Yes, forcing school children to attend a religious assembly, in direct violation of the First amendment, is a 'non-story'.
 
2013-05-03 08:40:29 PM

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
 
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