Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
CHICAGO — A federal judge has ruled that a state law requiring a moment of silence in public schools across Illinois is unconstitutional, saying it crosses the line separating church and state.
"The statute is a subtle effort to force students at impressionable ages to contemplate religion," U.S. District Judge Robert W. Gettleman said in his ruling Wednesday.
The ruling came in a lawsuit designed to bar schools from enforcing the Illinois Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act. It was filed by talk show host Rob Sherman, an outspoken atheist, and his daughter, Dawn, a high school student.
As an Atheist myself, I just have to say Sherman is an idiot.
Are children in Illinois schools so incredibly weak minded that even in a moment of silence they are incapable of independent thought? These same schools that promote Islam and the pedophile Muhammad under the guise of history or cultural studies are now legally compelled to emancipate children from even the potential thought of Christianity?
I don't believe religion should be a part of public school curriculum except as it directly influences the course of history. And then, it should only be taught in an unbiased, secular form. However, public schools should not be in the business of thought control. There is a difference between education and indoctrination.