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Religion Biased

There are Christian and Catholic schools. But why isn't there any Pagan, Satanic or Atheist schools? Nihilist school? Individuality? Liberal? Anarchism?
This goes for television too. There's Christian networks but how about other religions?
This is biased.
Opinions?

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04-11-2013 02:47 AM
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I agree. What if I want to be off on my Pagan holidays instead of just Christian ones? And why is it that in public schools, with freedom of religion and all, that we only get off on Christian holidays?

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RE: Religion Biased

Interesting question. Id personally blame it on America's religious traditions that still have influence on society. The USA hasnt really achieved full seperation from religion in most of society, no matter what that claim.

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Coming from a Satanist's point of view, most of society have been conditioned to believe that alternative religions other than the norm are bad (Or a bunch of baby sacrificing lunatics like Christians claim we are). Because most people are conditioned that way, there is probably a very small number of children or teens who follow an alternative religion in one area, not enough to build a school. It's really sad, because it seems that everyone deserves the right to be respected despite their religious beliefs, but if their religion isn't the 'norm' then it doesn't apply to them. So sickening and disgusting.
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RE: Religion Biased

(04-12-2013 09:19 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Interesting question. Id personally blame it on America's religious traditions that still have influence on society. The USA hasnt really achieved full seperation from religion in most of society, no matter what that claim.

It's called separation of church and state, not separation of church and society. Religion is an integral part of any society.

The reason there aren't Pagan or Atheist channels is because there's simply aren't as many of those people, especially Pagans. Same goes for schools. You have to have a certain number of people in order for a school to have enough kids or a TV channel to be profitable.

There are Spanish language channels in America. There are also probably some Muslim schools. There's also democratic schools.

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The American type of government has society and government nearly one and the same. So in this case, separation of church and state can apply to society seeing that society and state are practically entwined with one another.

I'm not saying anything is wrong with society having a religion. I'm saying that American society has had a long tradition of involving religion in state. Only recently have things gotten more diverse.

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As far as semantics go, atheism is too broad of a status. It's important to remember that atheism and theism encompass people who have absolutely nothing in common, aside from a belief/nonbelief in deities.
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^WTF

I noticed that on my school's psychoevaluation form (it's a long story) students were considered a greater threat if they had "satanic" religions.

A. Let them believe whatever the hell they want, pun intended.
B. The religion known as "satanism" is closer to agnosticism than devil-worship.

That was just the final nail in the coffin of my support of psychology.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Back in the 1950's, refusal of black admission to public schools was completely prohibited when Brown v. Board of Education basically wiped out any argument against it (it was a unanimous vote as I recall - something like 9-0). Since a lot of southerns were still racists and demanded segregation, they set up private schools to essentially get around the law and was now, legally, able to refuse the admission of blacks to their school. And of course, many of these school's "excuses" were religion-based (and Christianity was the primary religion), so that's why you see a slew of Christian schools.

Not saying this is the sole reason, of course. Just a fraction of it.

Speaking of which, my area apparently has the most private school in the nation. Make your own correlations about that.
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My area has lots of Roman Catholic private schools.

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