Separation of Church and State

The Separation of Church and State. It is a concept as old as the United States. In my opinion this concept is just as important as the freedoms guaranteed to us in the First Amendment. Religion has absolutely no part in our public schools.

One thing that really makes me mad is when people want to “teach the controversy”. I hate this argument. Why on Earth would be teach kids about something we know is wrong? We teach them evolution because we know it’s right. So why would we teach them, for example, the fairy tales from Genesis? We shouldn’t “teach the controversy” because the religious side of the “controversy” is dead wrong

Maybe if there were factual evidence to support the wild myths in Genisis we would “teach the controversy”. But there isn’t. In fact the scientific side of the “controversy” proves that these fairy tales are completely wrong! So we should continue to only teach evolution. Because it’s fact

And another reason why we shouldn’t “teach the controversy” in public schools, is because religion has absolutely no place in public schools. That is why we have separation of Church and State! That is why we have the Establishment Clause! Now sure, the First Amendment guarantees Freedom of Religion. But that also mean we have freedom from religion. I don’t care what screwed up religion you practice, but keep it to yourself. Keep it in the privacy of your home and place of worship. Do not bring it into my public schools. Not everyone believes in your fucked up religion! So keep it the hell out of public schools! 

We teach facts in school. Not fairy tales (Unless you happen to major in mythology in college hahaha). Public schools are a place for knowledge, intelligence, and facts. Religion hates knowledge, intelligence, and above all, FACTS

So enough of my rant, let me ask you, what do you think about “teaching the controversy”?

FFRF’s “Out of the Closet” campaign

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has a campaign to encourage atheists to “come out of the closest” publicly and announce their atheism. I think this is a great idea from the FFRF.

There are a lot of atheists who are afraid to publicly admit that they are atheists (agnostics too). The FFRF wants these freethinkers to come out and announce it!

FFRF, the largest atheist/agnostic association in the United States, debuted an “Out of the Closet” personalized public relations campaign last fall featuring real nonbelievers, their views and their faces on bus signs and billboards.

They are asking you to create a billboard with your picture and a quote. A winner will be chosen to be an actual billboard.

I believe everyone to check out this site! If you are “In the Closet” about your atheism, I encourage you to create one of these billboards. If you have already “come out”, then please pass the word on to a friend who hasn’t. This is a marvelous campaign. Help spread the word about it and the Freedom From Religion Foundation!

Click here to create your own billboard!

Here is the template for a "Virtual Billboard"

Here is the template for the “Virtual Billboard”