State Rep. Greg Kmetz wants to shove Christianity in students' faces
"I believe the Bible to be the Book that gives us all our answers about how to live"
It looks like he's cut his hair and wears mixed fabrics. I bet he's also had a bacon cheeseburger and a shrimp cocktail or two. Has he given all of his possessions away yet?
What, exactly, are these prayers supposed to accomplish other than enforcing rote conformity on Students, and giving Christians a chance to mark their territory in the public schools?
Your Jesus told you NOT to pray in public, Kmetz. Don't call yourself his follower if you can't be bothered to do what he says.
“… I believe the Bible to be the Book that gives us all our answers about how to live, how to love our fellow man, how to build and keep a home, and on and on. “
Let’s not forget that the on and on is literally how to keep slaves. Also, how to treat your wife (and children) as a subordinate or property. So, no sir, I choose not to accept the answers about how to live that the Bible provides. And I do not think it’s an acceptable guide for the country in that way either. You may choose it for yourself, but leave me and my children out of it.
I’m really hatin’ people today. And certain folks here are not helping.
Are these politicians intentionally ignorant or are they just plain stupid? Either way, they seem intent on the downfall of civilization.
"Prayer is permitted in a school, on school grounds, and at school-sponsored events, but a person may not be compelled to pray. The school day may begin with a prayer."
Except that you forcing me to be there while you do a public group prayer is a non-consensual, offensive act.
Christians can pray at home, in their car, in their houses of worship, at bible study and Sunday school. They can even pray in public schools as long as they don't bother anyone else.
Isn't that more than enough, Kmetz? Tell us: What good has all that praying done? What makes you think it will somehow magically change things if it's foisted on public school kids who are in class to learn about real things?
For some strange reason, I kept hearing Pink Floyd's "Goodbye Blue Sky" in my mind reading this. I think it's followed by "Another Brick in the Wall" on the album.
In any event, this seems like a bill intended for one purpose only - virtue signalling. Yes, it's a bad idea, but we've seen bills like this in various places many times before and the individuals pushing them don't seem to care if the bill actually makes it so long as they can say they tried. Even better, this sort of bill feeds nicely into the Christian persecution complex, since if it doesn't pass they can claim to be a victim of 'Satan's machinations' or some such. It's almost like Kmetz can't lose if you look at this bill from that perspective, since it's good for him regardless of the outcome.
And of course, the real cherry on top is that any one protesting this bill is all but guaranteed to be painted as some sort of mustache-twirling villain in the media as well. Like, say, the FFRF or similar organizations?
"I believe the Bible to be the Book that gives us all our answers about how to live..."
A belief is not a fact, Kmetz.
How to live? Jesus gave instructions on how to beat slaves. Should we follow this advice on how to live?
Theocratic creep isn’t just a great name for a song about Pence, it’s also what is happening to this country.
“ When we have to vote on principles that are clearly outlined in the “Book” there is simply only one way I can vote on these issues.”
What about when the Bible says two separate things about something? You only get one vote, we can hope he gets paralyzed by indecision.
School children bear the brunt of religious zealotry, as this skofflaw disregards case law on ramming religion down their throats. If America is to build any wall, it should be erected between religion and politics.
Thomas Paine, referring to Kmetz's oh-so-sacred booky-wook:
"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon, than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest anything that is cruel."
Why think when you can pray and have a make-believe entity do all the work? Oh, that's right, that's religion.
Google says the Old testament was written starting about 1500 B.C. So what were humans doing for the previous 30,000 years?
It sure seems as though Republicans are obsessed with a behavior which DOES NOTHING, and yet they want to insist on its inclusion in our government and our schools. The real corker is that they think prayer actually DOES something when they haven't any demonstrable evidence to that effect.
I wonder how they feel about pissing into the wind?
OT - DeNazi and company are rewriting FL libel laws so that this will be the result: