I wish I’d written this, but have to admit it was created in the Archon’s Den. Seekers after the truth should please visit Archon’s Den as he tells it like it is.
I recently read yet another story illustrating the assumption of rightness and privilege, and the prevention of thinking by religious fundamentalists, Christians mostly, in the United States. Two young men, one twenty-three, and the other, twenty-five, had been enrolled in the University of Tennessee. Each had become derailed by booze and drugs, and had dropped out. Each of them had turned their life around, with the help of friends and family, but, by themselves. The very fact of their addiction was proof to the Godly, of their allegiance to Satan, especially when it became known that they were both atheists. Their rehabilitation was ignored.
They both re-enrolled in university and were doing well. As study material for a Civics course, they went to observe sessions of the State Legislature. In direct contravention of a law, passed by an earlier Legislature, there was a pre-session prayer to “God, and Jesus”. …
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