#1
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-legis12_weboct12,0,6245540.story
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=55754

This is starting in Illinois. I live in Illinois. Anyone else getting "year zero" vibes about this?

oh and they call it mandatory "silence" but then go on later to explain that students need time to pray in the morning.
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#2
It's not necessarily to pray. It could be to ponder their lives.


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what a waste of time.
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#3
The links say about a mandatory silence, not mandatory prayer. You don't have to pray, you only have to shut up for the ridiculously lengthy time of one minute.

I'm sure you'll manage.
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#6
They're sure as hell not making me pray.

Everyone at my school knows my stance on religion, and if they try to make me, I'm not praying.

I already don't say the "under god" part in the pledge. If they're going to make me be quiet so other people can telepathically talk to a cosmic jewish zombie who became his own dad, fine. But when they make me do it myself, theres gonna be issues.
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so you can get an extra minute to sleep...

nice, no?
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The links say about a mandatory silence, not mandatory prayer. You don't have to pray, you only have to shut up for the ridiculously lengthy time of one minute.

I'm sure you'll manage.


Think about it. One minute, every day, for 180 days. That's equal to three hours. Three hours that could be spent reproving the fundamental theorem of calculus, or something.

Because that's what average high school students do in their free time.
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#9
my school has a moment of silence every morning.
i don't pray.
i just spit game on all the ladies in my advisory
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#10
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No kidding, seriously they aren't even going to make you stand up.. Why complain man?


because its just a step on the ladder to what could come next
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-legis12_weboct12,0,6245540.story
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=55754

This is starting in Illinois. I live in Illinois. Anyone else getting "year zero" vibes about this?

oh and they call it mandatory "silence" but then go on later to explain that students need time to pray in the morning.


we found out today also. i think its just a cheap way to get around the division of church and state, but our teachers admit that they're not going to do it unless multiple students in the classes really want to have it. after all, theres no way to enforce it.

also, what part of illinois are ye from TS. im from Batavia
ehh
#13
Ya im from Batavia, and our teachers told us today. Even though im Christian, i really dont understand the point of this. Thats just my opinion though
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#14
So can't those guys pray at home or something? Do they have to pray like each every couple of hours?
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#18
Yeah, we heard something about it today, but it hasn't been enforced yet. I live near Batavia.

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#19
Ya, i dont mind it, i just think its trivial

P.S. Where do u live raindropsXroses? Cause if its near batavia ive prolly been there
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#20
OMFG that iz liek s0 nazi of dem to dew. liek, there iznt even a god, wh4t mor0ns. itz so raceist againt smrt atheeists liek me. lol dumb chirschins, grow a brain nd reelise ders no god.
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I'm a Catholic, and even I have to say that'd be hilarious to see someone using that time to pray to satan/do a bunch of made up rituals.. .


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And how would your smart religious man feel if everyday in school we renounced religion and said it does no exist.
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And how would your smart religious man feel if everyday in school we renounced religion and said it does no exist.

I'm not religious at all.
#25
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I'm not religious at all.

Well your answer was an obvious sarcastic stereotype that atheists are all dumb, and l33t speakers.
Or maybe you just think this isnt a big deal?
It isn't really, but just because it isn't the biggest thing in the world, doesn't mean we cant voice our displeasure.
#26
im from harwood heights and **** that i aint prayin but i will be silent for a minute
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Well your answer was an obvious sarcastic stereotype that atheists are all dumb, and l33t speakers.
Or maybe you just think this isnt a big deal?
It isn't really, but just because it isn't the biggest thing in the world, doesn't mean we cant voice our displeasure.

No, it wasn't an 'obvious sarcastic stereotype that atheists are all dumb', it was an obvious sarcastic stereotype that a lot of teeny "atheists" are ****ing stupid.

Note that I said "a lot" and not "all"
Also note teeny, as in teenager.

And the leet speak would be part of the sarcasm, not the stereotype itself.
#28
The fundamentalist Christians in the U.S. government have clever ways of getting you to do what they want you to do. A moment of silence so Christians can pray (and other religions can too, but they only say that for legal purposes), and a pledge of allegiance where all students are forced to stand in respect for a country that could care less about them so long as it makes money.


Edit:// And I technically consider myself a Christian, so don't go bashing me about being atheist or anything. I just don't follow the Bible 100%, because I believe it's a corrupted piece of literature. The message is deep in there, but it's still visible through the muddy haze of hypocrisy.
I just really don't like religion and government mixing. It only works if the whole nations believes the same thing, and if the U.S. promotes freedom of religion, then that's simply impossible.

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#29
i have that too, only they call it a "moment of silence"


what bullsh*t
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#30
Scarface, i could not agree more. Well said.
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#31
My highschool has been doing that after the national anthem for years. I don't see big the big deal...
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