Charlie Brown’s Christmas is on the outs at an elementary school in Little Rock, Ark. — at least among atheists who are calling foul over a planned student trip to see a stage production of the beloved Peanuts story. The trouble began when students at Terry Elementary School brought home letters detailing the trip to see “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church, according to a report from Arkansas’ KARK. A parent who had a problem with the play’s content notified the local atheist group of the field trip. (Snip) “The problem is that it’s got religious content
I´m torn between wanting to smack these people around and feeling most sad and sorry for them. What kind of odd duck objects to the VERY REASON that a holiday exists? How do these poor souls even explain this to their kids? The whistle blower mom could have just kept her child home, no one except the administration would have had to know why the kid was not in class or part of the field trip. I know, I know - they don´t believe the same as we do. I got it. But because they have raised their children clearly in opposition to 75-80% of the rest of the country, they believe it is their prerogative to object to the holiday for the vast majority.
These sad sacks deserve our pity. They don´t know what they don´t know...
It take 100 more faith to believe in the gaps in the fossil record than believe in Christ.
A bird may, by genetics, pass traits to have a longer beak, but it never became a bear (anothe species). Yes, you see the fossil record never shows one species becoming another (Darwin had a good guess).
When are Americans going to stop putting up with this crap? I used to bring my daughters history textbook to parent teacher conferences with pages marked with post it notes and would ask the teachers why they thought it was ok to demonize the white European immigrants who built this country. It wasn´t comfortable or fun but the look on their faces was priceless and someone has to do it. Stand up.
If I may interject a little levity...Wouldn´t it be sweet if the lady who wanted to ruin the field trip for the entire class would eventually spend eternity having to watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas" without interruption -- not even a potty break?
There is no reason to believe that evolution and God need be mutually exclusive. I think both concepts can co-exist. One does not need to take everything written literally, especially since much of it was not meant to be in the first place.
#17, that would be a good punishment! BTW, I always wondered what happened to Madeleine Murray O´Hair after she was killed...Did she just go poof into thin air? Or what? I always wondered if atheists would just disappear or if they had to pay a price not just for their willful denial of God, but for trying to erase God from our society. O´Hair has done much more damage to our society than the ACLU in their worst cases...and she got rich off of her bad deeds too!
Suggest the atheists develop their own children´s shows, starting with the life story of the charming Madlyn Murray O´Hare, founding mother of the atheist movement here. The ending would delight the kids.
Find an atheist and you´ll find a very angry person practicing the religion of stealing someone else´ joy, it is that simple. Obstructionist mentality. Spoiled brats still trying to get mommies attention. Ignore them.
Easy Solution: Have the students that want to see it meet at the play on a Saturday or Sunday as a group. Maybe even with their parents or guardians. Not a class trip anymore but the class is seeing the play. Let´s the air out of atheist mom´s balloon real quick. I bet she was drooling just for an opportunity like this for her 15 minutes of fame.
Athieism is the only true God and Darwin is his prophet.
If you don´t want to believe in God, fine, don´t believe in god. Show the world the strength of your convictions, don´t take time off from your job at Christmas, refuse that Christmas bonus, or any presents from your infidal family. Don´t participate in heathen Christian dinner festivities. Explain to your children why they will not receive any presents or stockings full of treats. Condemn and persecute the unbelievers. Be true to your faith and when you die the prophet Darwin will welcome you to your eternity of darkness and nothingness.
#4. Like it or not, the 1st amendment keeps the state from shoving religious content down our throats. Just as we can´t put a gun to the heads of people and force them to accept Jesus, they can´t hold a sword to our necks and force us to accept much harmed.
In 1957 ,when I was in kindergarten, we said grace before our snack of a two cent carton of milk. We also had real Christmas programs.Since then ,Christianity has been replaced with with the politically correct religion of paganism. Islam gets a pass too.
I remember having two kindergarten students who parents were atheists. Nobody cared. However, when we had our Christmas party the parents chose to keep their children at home which was fine. We did get a little annoyed when the parents wanted to stop by the school to pick up their child´s Christmas party goodies. Needless to say they were told that there were no goodies for their kids.
These people apparently don´t understand "the free exercise of religion," as stated in the first amendment of the Bill of Rights. The relation between the government and religion is often incorrectly characterized as Separation of church and state, as prohibiting a state church, or in other ways, but these characterizations have no basis in the first amendment. The actual language is: congress shall make no law regarding an establishment of religion. No law-literally-as Biden would say. No law! Taken literally, there would be nothing to say about such a school presentation. Of course free exercise is not coerced exercise. A student should be free to go or not to go.
The old ´have their cake and eat it too´ ploy #37. lol. I think that atheists suffer from an extremely stiff neck in regards to their personal belief system.
What is astonishing to me about atheists is that when you read in the latter part of the book of Revelation, after the 1000 years of Christ´s reign, there are STILL going to be people who won´t believe! So I take current atheists with a grain of salt and a bit of pity. But I have no sympathy for them whatsoever.
Atheists -- the only group of people with no invisible means of support.
I once had a minister tell me that hell was an individual state of mind...if you were a little old lady that liked to sit quietly knitting and listening to opera, hell might be filled with psychedelic lights and acid rock, yet if you were a hard core biker, hell might be filled with chamber music.
Maybe for an atheist, hell would be 24/7 mass, monks chanting or nuns praying.
It is ironic what the "atheists" choose to protest...they don´t want anyone else to enjoy or participate in what the Christians choose to believe, yet they never protest time off work, "seasonal" bonuses, or sales at the stores...can you imagine the scene at Wal-Mart if an atheist were insisting on paying full price because he didn´t believe in Christmas?
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