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(Patheos)   Because Lemon v. Kurtzman wasn't clear enough for him, Alabama legislator proposes bill that would require 15 minutes of prayer reading every school day. But it's okay, 'cuz it's a prayer from the House and Senate records, right?   (patheos.com) divider line 30
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2014-02-11 08:05:52 PM
3 votes:
i1.cpcache.com
2014-02-11 07:11:19 PM
3 votes:

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Mr. Hurst, just how many pounds of paint chips wall candy did you eat as a child??


Please use terminology that he will understand.
2014-02-11 07:03:05 PM
3 votes:

Smackledorfer: hardinparamedic: Summoner101: Why is there such a hard on for school prayer? Kids are at school for a third to half the day with break time through out to pray if they want. Is there not enough time in the day that kids need time cut away from learning to pray? God sounds like a prima donna if he needs that much attention.

Because organized religion, especially fundamentalist, evangelical Christianity, is losing ground with the successive generations in America. Despite what some, including people who post on FARK, would like you to think, American Christians are doing a very good job at alienating the youth of America from being a part of their religion - mainly because of their support of social conservatism, and their hypocrisy when it comes to things like women and human rights in America. In addition, American children and teens are continually learning that they can think on their own with the move away from organized religion being involved in public schools since the 1970s, and even someone with a basic education in logic and history is going to question the idea that - for example - there is a big man in the clouds waiting to punish them for their slightest infraction.

The only way to get these kids is to get them early. The goal is indoctrination, pure and simple.

If you notice a running trend with these people, whenever it's Christianity, it's okay. But when it's a non-Christian religion, they write it off as people abusing the law, "trolling them", or just "hating Christians"

Jesus loves you despite your blasphemous words.

He saves.

He has what people crave.


Electrolytes?
2014-02-11 07:02:58 PM
3 votes:

IlGreven: hardinparamedic: Submitter, I know this has been pointed out to you by someone else before, but....

They don't care. You can quote SCOTUS and Constitutional law to these people till you're blue in the face. They genuinely believe that none of that matters, because "God is on their side" and they'll win in the end.

That's why you hit 'em across the nose with a rolled-up newspaper Constitution and say "Bad legislator! No treat for you!"

/Then make them stick their nose in the Unconstitutionality of it.


This only works if you catch them in the act. Otherwise they just look at you with sad eyes and you've taught them nothing.
2014-02-11 05:47:31 PM
3 votes:

Heliovdrake: In God we trust.


Everyone else pays cash.
2014-02-11 07:55:23 PM
2 votes:
"They could read the prayer from the day war was declared in World War II," he said. "They could read the prayer the day after Sept. 11."

Okay, you Dominionist Dickhead. How about this prayer?

izquotes.com
2014-02-11 07:23:45 PM
2 votes:

Pokey.Clyde: jso2897: Well, if you were the creator of the galaxies and supernovas and black holes and event horizons - wouldn't you insist that some hairless apes on one of an infinite number of balls of dirt you created stop whatever they are doing and lavish praise upon you daily?

I hope you don't really think that it works that way. Otherwise, you're an even bigger moron than I've previously given you credit for.


A crushing logical argument - one of the towering intellects of Fark.com has......called me a name.
How I will ever live down the shame of this epic pwnage is anybody's best guess.
Yes - I'm feeling quite smug and superior - you make it easy, thanks.
2014-02-11 07:10:04 PM
2 votes:

Teresaol31: No big deal, just get one of the few Democrats in the Alabama legislature to add a clause to the bill requiring that they must pray to a different god each day.  15 mins for the Xtian god, Tuesday pray to Allah, Wednesday Odin, Thursday Thor, Friday Jupiter...I bet they will back the hell up off the bill really quickly.  Also, why the hell are their prayers being read in their House and Senate either?  Should Alabama just go ahead and change it's name to "The Iran of the South?"


*intercom crackles*

"Good morning, we'd like to remind all students of the upcoming academic decathalon will be attended by our Mathaletes and all students are welcome to attend and cheer them on. I'd also like to remind you that after last year's embarrassing behavior, eggs and old fruit are no longer allowed in the auditorium."

"Please bow your hear for our morning prayer. Today it will be to... how do you even say this? Cutoolhoo? Is that right?"

"Ia! Ia! Shub Niggurath! Ia Cthulhu! Ph'nglui Mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!"
2014-02-11 07:04:21 PM
2 votes:

hardinparamedic: The only way to get these kids is to get them early. The goal is indoctrination, pure and simple.


To paraphrase Doug Stanhope: "Nobody would believe that shiat if you didn't push it through the soft spot on their skulls when their young."
2014-02-11 06:55:43 PM
2 votes:

hardinparamedic: Submitter, I know this has been pointed out to you by someone else before, but....

They don't care. You can quote SCOTUS and Constitutional law to these people till you're blue in the face. They genuinely believe that none of that matters, because "God is on their side" and they'll win in the end.


That's why you hit 'em across the nose with a rolled-up newspaper Constitution and say "Bad legislator! No treat for you!"

/Then make them stick their nose in the Unconstitutionality of it.
2014-02-11 06:31:32 PM
2 votes:

Summoner101: Why is there such a hard on for school prayer? Kids are at school for a third to half the day with break time through out to pray if they want. Is there not enough time in the day that kids need time cut away from learning to pray? God sounds like a prima donna if he needs that much attention.


You think they want kids to actually learn things like history, science, and math? Ha. If they learned that, how will they grow up to be Republicans?
2014-02-11 09:21:27 PM
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: Heliovdrake: It's ok because America is a Christian nation founded on Christian ideals.

You are free to worship any Jesus you want.


The hell you are. You'll worship Southern Evangelical Jesus and you'll like it.
2014-02-11 09:16:27 PM
1 votes:

Heliovdrake: It's ok because America is a Christian nation founded on Christian ideals.


You are free to worship any Jesus you want.
2014-02-11 07:28:25 PM
1 votes:

Pokey.Clyde: jso2897: Well, if you were the creator of the galaxies and supernovas and black holes and event horizons - wouldn't you insist that some hairless apes on one of an infinite number of balls of dirt you created stop whatever they are doing and lavish praise upon you daily?

I hope you don't really think that it works that way. Otherwise, you're an even bigger moron than I've previously given you credit for.


OF course it doesn't workf that way.... Let's be honest, God checks his email, and if there's no "likes", he defriends you.

/THEN he gets back to mixing supernovas, trimming blackholes, and.. oh yeah... playing dice.
2014-02-11 07:25:56 PM
1 votes:

Summoner101: Why is there such a hard on for school prayer? Kids are at school for a third to half the day with break time through out to pray if they want. Is there not enough time in the day that kids need time cut away from learning to pray? God sounds like a prima donna if he needs that much attention.


They think that God is farking with the country because we "took prayer out of school".

/Seriously
2014-02-11 07:24:33 PM
1 votes:

Pokey.Clyde: jso2897: Well, if you were the creator of the galaxies and supernovas and black holes and event horizons - wouldn't you insist that some hairless apes on one of an infinite number of balls of dirt you created stop whatever they are doing and lavish praise upon you daily?

I hope you don't really think that it works that way. Otherwise, you're an even bigger moron than I've previously given you credit for.


So, what you're saying is that I don't need to go to church and kiss his rosy red ass?  I can go on and be a much better person than many Christians I meet?  Doing the Lord's work even though I don't worship him?  COOL!
2014-02-11 07:18:44 PM
1 votes:
I get the purpose of proselytization, but this extreme imposition, this coercion into religion baffles me. It is so blatantly desperate, so abundantly counterintuitive, so pants-sh*ttingly aggressive, how can they possibly think that people will even consider converting, or barring conversion, sit idly by without raising a fuss? Unless, of course, the long(ish)-term goal is to use that "opposition" (inferred to be "oppression" by the most conservative wingnuts) to further rile up the base (LOOK HOW MUCH THESE LIBRULS HATE OUR RELIGION), keeping the "oppressed Christian" machine whirling and twirling far into eternity. It may also just be a by-product that they have no idea how (or intention to) control.

Whatever the case, reserving 15 minutes at the end of a school day for anything but school work seems kind of dumb.
2014-02-11 07:18:25 PM
1 votes:
"They could read the prayer the day after Sept. 11."

Is that the one that ends with "Allahu Akbar"?
2014-02-11 07:15:13 PM
1 votes:
killyourculture.com
2014-02-11 07:01:37 PM
1 votes:
www.theringlord.org
2014-02-11 06:57:51 PM
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: Summoner101: Why is there such a hard on for school prayer? Kids are at school for a third to half the day with break time through out to pray if they want. Is there not enough time in the day that kids need time cut away from learning to pray? God sounds like a prima donna if he needs that much attention.

Because organized religion, especially fundamentalist, evangelical Christianity, is losing ground with the successive generations in America. Despite what some, including people who post on FARK, would like you to think, American Christians are doing a very good job at alienating the youth of America from being a part of their religion - mainly because of their support of social conservatism, and their hypocrisy when it comes to things like women and human rights in America. In addition, American children and teens are continually learning that they can think on their own with the move away from organized religion being involved in public schools since the 1970s, and even someone with a basic education in logic and history is going to question the idea that - for example - there is a big man in the clouds waiting to punish them for their slightest infraction.

The only way to get these kids is to get them early. The goal is indoctrination, pure and simple.

If you notice a running trend with these people, whenever it's Christianity, it's okay. But when it's a non-Christian religion, they write it off as people abusing the law, "trolling them", or just "hating Christians"


Jesus loves you despite your blasphemous words.

He saves.

He has what people crave.
2014-02-11 06:53:01 PM
1 votes:
No big deal, just get one of the few Democrats in the Alabama legislature to add a clause to the bill requiring that they must pray to a different god each day.  15 mins for the Xtian god, Tuesday pray to Allah, Wednesday Odin, Thursday Thor, Friday Jupiter...I bet they will back the hell up off the bill really quickly.  Also, why the hell are their prayers being read in their House and Senate either?  Should Alabama just go ahead and change it's name to "The Iran of the South?"
2014-02-11 06:52:35 PM
1 votes:

Zeppelininthesky: Summoner101: BMulligan: Summoner101: Why is there such a hard on for school prayer? Kids are at school for a third to half the day with break time through out to pray if they want. Is there not enough time in the day that kids need time cut away from learning to pray? God sounds like a prima donna if he needs that much attention.

We can't possibly miss a single opportunity to indoctrinate our children. Also, if there is no school prayer, it logically follows that they must be worshiping Satan there.

You make a good point though I almost want it to happen to see what they do the first time a group of Muslims, Wiccans, or Satanists start praying together.

Pass a law that they can face Mecca for a moment of silence.


Bring a prayer rug and bow?

I should try to find out when the local LCMS kiddies are going to visit a public school and "Pray Around The Flag" and join them.  I have the perfect Afghan prayer rug for the occasion
2014-02-11 06:49:55 PM
1 votes:

RandomExcess: It is a learning experience for the kids, and a daily 15 min civics lesson is not too much to ask of future citizens.


The "civics lesson" in question being "What theocrats will do if you don't stop them."
2014-02-11 06:43:10 PM
1 votes:
It is a learning experience for the kids, and a daily 15 min civics lesson is not too much to ask of future citizens.
2014-02-11 06:30:46 PM
1 votes:

Summoner101: Why is there such a hard on for school prayer? Kids are at school for a third to half the day with break time through out to pray if they want. Is there not enough time in the day that kids need time cut away from learning to pray? God sounds like a prima donna if he needs that much attention.


We can't possibly miss a single opportunity to indoctrinate our children. Also, if there is no school prayer, it logically follows that they must be worshiping Satan there.
2014-02-11 06:30:38 PM
1 votes:
is this Alabama looking at Kansas, Louisiana and Missouri and screaming "we have more Jesus than you!"
2014-02-11 06:16:39 PM
1 votes:
Submitter, I know this has been pointed out to you by someone else before, but....

They don't care. You can quote SCOTUS and Constitutional law to these people till you're blue in the face. They genuinely believe that none of that matters, because "God is on their side" and they'll win in the end.
2014-02-11 05:21:08 PM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: Heliovdrake: It's ok because America is a Christian nation founded on Christian ideals.

it is?


totes bro. Totes.

In God we trust.

It ain't Thor or Odin were talking about on our money.
2014-02-11 04:51:33 PM
1 votes:
It's ok because America is a Christian nation founded on Christian ideals.
 
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