Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dear God

This graphic has been going around a lot on Facebook since the Chardon, OH high school shooting. Honestly, I'm getting pretty tired of seeing it. God is allowed in schools for the people that believe in him and I'm pretty sure that there's bible versus that say that He's always with you. I just don't feel like looking them up right now. And if that is the case, it makes me wonder why Christians would say this. Do they have so little faith in their God that they don't believe that he's always with them where ever they go? It's not like there's a line on the floor of all school entrances that say "Leave your God here." Plus, we have free will which is why this stuff is 'allowed' to happen.

I'm just getting really tired of hearing about how God should be in schools and needs to be there. But if people want God in their children's schools so badly, they need to send their kid to a private school. We have freedom of religion and separation of church and state for a reason. The only people you normally hear about in the news throwing a fuckin hissy fit over this shit, is Christians. I never hear of Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists or any other religion having problems with it. And I'm sure that's because they don't what a religion that's not their own being pressed on their children. They also might be more tolerant of others beliefs than some Christians tend to be.

It is the Christians though that always try and bring up the fact that they think that the founding fathers where Christians and that this country was founded on Christianity. Which is a load of horse shit. The founding fathers left Europe because their leader put in place a state religion and they didn't want to be persecuted anymore because of it. So they came to America to get away from it and to make sure that no one here ever had to go through it again. There's also proof that we weren't founded on the Christian religion. Take Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli of 1797 for example. It had the support of Washington and Adams:

"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..."

And then there's the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom 1779, by Thomas Jefferson that is more proof that the founding fathers wanted us to have our religious freedom. I wish more of these people knew about it and just didn't parrot what every one else has to say on it. More people really need to do their own research on these topics.

If people really want to do away with violence we need to learn to be more tolerant of others, lift people out of poverty and give them an incentive to do better. To make something of themselves. Because with the way we're going, the way we're teaching our young people, they don't have much to live for right now and they don't have much of a life to look forward too.

It could even be say that because of religion, people are becoming so intolerant of others they could be part of the cause of this influx of violence. There were students in Mentor, OH a few years ago that were committing suicide because of how bad they were being bullied, and one of them happened to be gay. If we want things to change, we need to find the core cause of it and not blame it on religion. If we don't do this, I don't know if things will ever get better.


Common sense is uncommon said...

 They don't have to bitch about it. It is given to them freely, everyone is scared it would be bigoted not to just 'give in' to what ever they want.

Even ACLU legal sees this as wrong.
"If you start carving out time in the school day that you would not do
but for the need to let students pray, then it begins to look like what
you're trying to do is to assist religion," says David Blair-Loy, legal
director for the ACLU in San Diego.

Underground Politics said...

Thanks for sharing that article. My point was that you don't often see them bitching about it(although I never have until you posted your article). And the schools I went too didn't accommodate their religion at all. But I don't think that they should be doing it either. If you want special stuff like that done, your kid needs to go to a private school.

MotivatedinOhio said...

These people are crazy.  People can pray anywhere.  Just have a mental conversation.  I don't want the government telling me how to pray or leading me in prayer.

Underground Politics said...

My point exactly!