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(ACLU)   Court rules against creationist teacher who ridiculed Buddhist student. Where is your Bodhisattva now?   (aclu.org) divider line 26
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2014-03-17 02:31:16 PM  
6 votes:

bluefoxicy: Valid complaints:  Teachers are assholes; religion being taught as science.

Invalid complaints:  "Blatantly violating the separation of church and state."

There's no such thing as separation of church and state.  It is a myth.  The Constitution of the United States makes it patently illegal for Federal Congress to impose law establishing a state religion or restricting the free practice thereof; the Incorporation Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is incorrectly interpreted to force states to follow the rules imposed on the Federal government, which is a broken interpretation but still does not go so far as to impose Atheism as the state religion.

There can be no law restricting a school district from holding prayer as part of normal school services and hanging pictures of Jesus around.  It would be illegal to prohibit these things.


7/10 written well enough to be plausible.  You have trod the Middle Way of the Troll, but have chosen not to attain trollightenment so as to show the path to other travelers.  I salute you, Trollisattva.
2014-03-17 03:47:33 PM  
4 votes:
bluefoxicy: I have been through this battle.  When I was in 5th grade I decided that the Pledge of Allegiance was incompatible with my personal ideals:  that swearing to stand beside a country regardless of its behavior, to fight for them for any and all reasons, was a foolish endeavor and left open too many questions of morality.  Thus I refused to participatewas just as starved for attention as I am today, and although as a 12-year old I lacked the "sophisticated" worldview that I have come to adopt in my adult years, this conjured-up memory is what I wish could have been true.  Anyway, I am a contrarian.  There. That feels better.

FTFY.
2014-03-17 01:54:58 PM  
4 votes:
The school district's defense should have been "suck it up, kid. Existence is suffering."
2014-03-17 03:40:50 PM  
3 votes:
As a long-time Buddhist, I've been getting kicks out of this for a lifetime or more.
2014-03-17 02:23:30 PM  
3 votes:

dittybopper: Anayalator: vudukungfu: dittybopper: Can you show me?

It ain't long.

...but it sure is skinny

It never stopped me from gettin' busy

/I'm a freak.


It is not the within the Eightfold Path to drink up all the Hennessey I got on my shelf.
2014-03-17 01:53:15 PM  
3 votes:

somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more


GIS for redneck Buddha yielded this monstrosity:

photoshopcontest.com
2014-03-17 01:25:49 PM  
3 votes:

dittybopper: Can you show me?


What? The shine of your Japan? Or the sparkle of your China?
2014-03-17 02:49:07 PM  
2 votes:

somedude210: Buddhists can be everywhere...and nowhere at the same time.


Where ever you go, there they are.
2014-03-17 02:14:15 PM  
2 votes:
Wait a second, I've been told numerous times that the ACLU is an atheist organization with a single goal of banning all religion but here they are representing the religious.
2014-03-17 02:10:42 PM  
2 votes:
He should have dropped some Bill Hicks style bombs on them. "You're all Christians, so forgive me."
2014-03-17 02:09:00 PM  
2 votes:

Valiente: And America should really stop talking about "Constitution" and "democracy" and "fark, yeah" if you're not going to wall off your vicious retards from contaminating the social experiment with their inbred shiat.


That sounded a lot smarter in your head, didn't it?
2014-03-17 02:03:23 PM  
2 votes:
www.slate.com

What religion in Louisiana might look like
2014-03-17 02:00:05 PM  
2 votes:
In addition to denigrating C.C.'s Buddhist faith by calling it "stupid," school officials suggested he should transfer to another school with "more Asians.

All the other religions look pretty stupid to non-members.

But really, would you not want to throw your lot behind this peaceful and contented looking dude

s27.postimg.org

That this judgmental worry-wart?

s17.postimg.org
2014-03-17 12:53:40 PM  
2 votes:
Can you show me?
2014-03-17 04:26:52 PM  
1 votes:
If only there were some one-word expression I could use to describe a sort of what-goes-around-comes-around, what-you-reap-you-sow like idea...
2014-03-17 02:43:22 PM  
1 votes:
my very Southern US style Christian neighbor was complaining about some Buddhist monks who were visiting one of the Neighbors.   I pointed out that the teachings of Jesus and the teachings of Budda were so similar that a Christian could easily follow the way of Budda while still being a Christian.   She was so appalled and terrirfied that I did not understand the parts about intollerance and always eating meat, never doing good deeds or thinking good thoughts that she and her family no longer speak to me at all.

Maybe they figured out that I am an athiest.

Maybe they saw me talking to the Buddhists.
2014-03-17 02:42:55 PM  
1 votes:
What kind of uneducated inbred hick would yell, "You f*cking n*gger Asian-loving biatch"?

Seriously, is that supposed to be an insult or do you have Tourette's?
2014-03-17 02:34:01 PM  
1 votes:

ciberido: bluefoxicy: Valid complaints:  Teachers are assholes; religion being taught as science.

Invalid complaints:  "Blatantly violating the separation of church and state."

There's no such thing as separation of church and state.  It is a myth.  The Constitution of the United States makes it patently illegal for Federal Congress to impose law establishing a state religion or restricting the free practice thereof; the Incorporation Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is incorrectly interpreted to force states to follow the rules imposed on the Federal government, which is a broken interpretation but still does not go so far as to impose Atheism as the state religion.

There can be no law restricting a school district from holding prayer as part of normal school services and hanging pictures of Jesus around.  It would be illegal to prohibit these things.

7/10 written well enough to be plausible.  You have trod the Middle Way of the Troll, but have chosen not to attain trollightenment so as to show the path to other travelers.  I salute you, Trollisattva.


Lol!
2014-03-17 02:24:26 PM  
1 votes:

lindalouwho: somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more

Don't need a temple to meditate, don't need a church to pray, don't need a synagouge to worship.....


If you need to get busy meditating, in a pinch, the bathroom of a Burger King will suffice.
2014-03-17 02:13:56 PM  
1 votes:
i61.tinypic.com
2014-03-17 02:07:08 PM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: Wait:  Jesus was judgmental?

I seem to recall a whole lot of "love thy neighbor" stuff from that there New Testiclemint, and even a bit of forgiveness in there somewhere.


Maybe that's the problem. His followers are overcompensating.
2014-03-17 01:59:27 PM  
1 votes:

Anayalator: vudukungfu: dittybopper: Can you show me?

It ain't long.

...but it sure is skinny


It never stopped me from gettin' busy

/I'm a freak.
2014-03-17 01:54:05 PM  
1 votes:

somedude210: There are Buddhists in Louisiana? How the fark does that work? I'm a Buddhist in MA and I know of 1 temple in my area, and it's not even my teaching of Buddhism (I'm a Mahayada Buddhist, most Thai/Cambodian/Vietnamese/Indian Buddhists are Theraveda branch Buddhism). I can't imagine how tough it is to find a temple to mediate at down south.

/which reminds me, I should meditate more


Wouldn't all Buddhists just want to be more Buddha-like?
Kind of like Christians being more . . . Oh.
never mind.
2014-03-17 01:52:48 PM  
1 votes:

Necronic: How stupid can a school be to think that any of that's acceptable?


Louisiana. Public. School.

If that doesn't answer your question, I don't know what will.
2014-03-17 01:52:21 PM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: Can you show me?


Would you take me by the hand?
2014-03-17 01:51:40 PM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: Can you show me?


It ain't long.
 
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