I have to air out some dirty laundry. I know I’ve been referring to facebook “friends” quite a bit lately. They provide fodder for the blog … I guess that’s all they’re good for.
Yesterday, a woman I know “liked” a group called, “Allow God in School: To allow others to represent themselves through God in School.” You can join them if you like here.
This “friend” of mine — let’s call her Amy — liked the group, and thankfully, no one else liked it after her. Because I would have piped up.
Amy and I went to high school together. As most of you know, it was a very conservative Christian school in the south.
I deleted Amy once, but she must have thought it was an accident because she friended me again.
What boggles my mind is that there were certain aspects of education that my high school was pretty clear on. Public schools needed to separate church and state. It was mandated and obvious. Of course there were people who wanted god in public schools, but I remember specifically learning that it was necessary to keep them separate. Once a person learns the constitution, it seems perfectly clear that this would be a necessity.
Maybe she missed school that day. Maybe all the 2 million people who liked this group missed school the day they talked about the constitution. I don’t get it.
What’s great about the group is that they try and leave “god” ambiguous. They probably think they’re being smart by not mentioning the Christian god. But I’m quite sure that not one of these “Let God in School” likers would appreciate the god of the koran in their schools.
When I was reading over the list in their “about” page, they have three bullet points numbered 1, 2, 3. When I read number three, all I could read was, “Make believing in god a choice.” “Make believing” as in pretending or let’s make pretending or make believe god exists.
I thought I was so clever.