Okay, **hole (can’t remember if I’m allowed to say words like that here), here is my fcking point:
No, it’s not. According to both my dictionary and the SPA, “pagan” is defined as one who is “not Christian, Jewish, or Muslim; one who has not religion; a herectic”. It is not, in and of itself, a religion.
And why would I do that? I beleive that I have stated time and time again that I have no problem, whatsoever with student groups having religious affiliations. I never had a problem with the kids who prayed around the flagpole or the after-school bible-tudy groups. Why would I be offended by the Pagan group offering prayers? Then again, why would the Pagan group offer any prayers? It would take half the meeting just to decide who to pray to.
Actually, dearheart, I don’t drink. I’m underage, and on top of that, it violates my convictions. Don’t you remember shortly before I left that everyone was trying to convince me that I was being a bitch by asking close friends not to drink in my presence?
My religious convictions have not changed at all since last May. You accused me of being wishy-washy in my beliefs. So, you were wrong.
My convictions on the matter of prayer at graduation have not changed since last May. Although I did wuss out quite a bit on the matter, it seems that my making a fuss wouldn’t have mattered much anyway as the federal court residing over Texas has already decided the matter. I still think they are wrong, but it is not for me to decide. I am, however, prepared to raise another fuss this May if Cy-Fair finds it in their hearts to bring back the Prayer Week posters, as I have been advised by the ACLU that this is blatantly unconstitutional. But, since I am no longer a student at Cy-Fair, I am corraburating with a friend who feels just as strongly on this issue as I do.
#1 and #2 have nothing to do with one another. If I were still Catholic I would still find the actions which previously grieved me just as wrong and detrimental to the American way of life. In fact, when I was Catholic, I did feel this way.
Basically, it appears that you have immediatly flamed me for trying to uphold what I feel are my rights simply because I (oh my gawd!) show some interest in leading a religious life. You act as though only atheists can be appalled at the violation of Church and State. Can only Christians be insulted if the government takes away their religious rights? Can only those of minority ethincities be offended when they are targeted for hate crimes? Geez, man, get a life.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
– Henry David Thoreau
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