She said her daughter was told to start over and pick another idol.
“But my teacher said I couldn’t write about God. She said It has something to do with God and God can’t be my idol,” said Shead about what her daughter told her.
Erin told her mother she was also not allowed to leave the assignment about God at school, that it must go home.
On the second try, Erin chose Michael Jackson, which was acceptable.
At which point I’m now going to write something that will shock my few socon readers who assume from my previous writings that I just hate all religions.
The reason that many will find themselves shocked is that they are simply unable to fit my libertarian atheist views of religion into their own worldviews. But there it is, anyway.
I don’t want religious folks using the power of the state to enforce obedience to their religious beliefs in any way, shape, or form on those who don’t hold those beliefs.
On the other hand…
I don’t want anybody else to use the power of the state to enforce on religious believers obedience to beliefs they find abhorrent.
Which is exactly what is going on here. A little girl regards the Christian God as her idol, and wishes to proclaim that regard. But she is forced by a minion of the state to forswear that belief, and pick a pedophilic scumbag dope addict abomination as an idol instead.
I despise that with every fiber of my being.
The state is a hammer of force. It will crush anything for any reason. The only difference is in who wields it.
I wish both sides could figure that out.