What You Shouldn’t Learn in School

schoolHow in the heck can an atheist be persecuted for their religion?  Dictionary.com defines atheist as;
“persons not inclined toward religious belief. An atheist  is one who denies the existence of a deity or of divine beings.”

So, how does a student sue the school on the grounds that a banner referring to God persecutes her religious beliefs?  If you have no religion, you can’t claim religious persecution.  You can’t have it both ways.  Either you believe in God and a religion or you don’t.  If you don’t believe in God, seeing His name should not persecute you.

This is what is wrong with the American school system.  A student can cause untold headache and frivilous lawsuits with claims that have no basis in logic and the court system takes it seriously.

Here in the animal kingdom, we swat our cubs and kittens a quick one to the ear and they straighten right up.  No court needed.

Pick a side, humans.  No one likes a namby pamby.

 

7 thoughts on “What You Shouldn’t Learn in School”

  1. An atheist, while not having a religion, can still be religiously persecuted.

    That being said, it’s a public school. A public school, legally, cannot be shown to prefer one religion over any others, or none at all.

    The school was going against the Constitution. And the young lady involved should be proud for getting them to obey it.

    1. Dear NotAScientist,
      Please refer to the actual Constitution of the United States of America (http://archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amendments_11-27.html). The First Amendment has been misquoted and abused for far too long. The First Amendment was crafted to prohibit the suppression of anyone’s right to express their opinion and belief. Whether in public or private, if it does not disparage directly another citizen, freedom of expression is guaranteed. There is NO portion of the below amendment that states in public schools a religion cannot be preferred or stated. It in fact states, ALL religions and opinions are guaranteed the right to be expressed, so long as they do not individually disparage any person. Further, NO law is valid which prohibits the exercise of freedom of speech. Therefore the young lady is wrong, the school board/court is wrong and anyone who suppresses the statement of their belief in God or non-belief in God is wrong (see Amendment IX). Have an educated day.

      Amendment I
      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

      Amendment IX
      The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

      1. “to prohibit the suppression of anyone’s right to express their opinion and belief.”

        Agreed.

        But what a public school, which is paid for by tax money, does is not the same as what a private citizen does. You as a person can express whatever you like. A government run school cannot, which is why the judge ruled that way.

        And if the removal of a sectarian prayer from a public school in some way harms your belief, then your beliefs are incredibly weak.

    1. You are of course, entitled to your opinion to dislike. I can only surmise you have not read the Constitution. Please refer to the actual Constitution of the United States of America (http://archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amendments_11-27.html). The First Amendment was crafted to prohibit the suppression of anyone’s right to express their opinion and belief. Whether in public or private, if it does not disparage directly another citizen, freedom of expression is guaranteed. Also see Amendment IX).

      Amendment I
      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

      Amendment IX
      The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

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