You believe in God? Great. Well, you can just fuck off today because I’m not buying what you’re selling.
First, there’s this story out of the illustrious Bible belt of the U.S. In Missouri, a student can now opt out of any teaching that violates their religious beliefs. Excellent. We wouldn’t want the future generation of closed-minded bigots to have any exposure to anything outside of their magic bubble of Christian sharia teachings. We wouldn’t want them to have a thought that didn’t come directly out of their parents’ mouths. We wouldn’t want to break the spell of occultic brainwashing through fear their parents have over them. We wouldn’t want that.
Here’s the part that really pisses me off, we, as a country are in a recession. We have a workforce that is not educated for the jobs of the future. If we want people to have jobs in the future they are going to have to be educated in science, technology, engineering and math. Yes, all of those scary things that violate the foundations of religious orthodoxy because if you study them you find out that if there was a grand designer, its designs are inherently flawed, which means the designer is flawed, which means it’s not omniscient which means it’s not god. Then what happens? You lose control over them. That’s the purpose of religion and religious parents raising their kids in religion. Control.
Conservatives say they want to make America great. Well, here's one way to not do it...becoming the Christian versions of an Iran/Somalia hybrid. A religious authoritarian libertarian Randian death land. A land where people are more educated in dogma than science.
You want to opt out of science and math and chemistry and biology and physics and astronomy because they loosen you’re faith in magic floating sky wizard, that’s fine with me. Please don’t forget to put the oil back in my car and please don’t smash my bread when you’re bagging my groceries.