Friday, January 13, 2006

Bibles stalking our children

Some parents in California are upset that the Gideons gave Bibles to grade school kids. (Link)

I would be more upset about the crappy translation being given to kids. My favorite quote from the article is:

Parents say bibles were handed out on the sidewalk in front of the school. School officials say that this sidewalk used by hundreds of kids a day is public property. Parents aren't buying that.

Ah..they aren't buying that public property is public property.

I also liked:

This public school is protected by the separation of church and state. But some kids believe these small bibles violated that separation.

"It was kinda uncomfortable what he did. I'm used to not having anybody push religious stuff down my throat."

This part Followed:

"All they did was put it in my hand and said 'this is a gift for you for the day' and they never mentioned what it was," 8th grader Ariana Wilson told us.

Yes, very pushy. You know what I did last time a Gideon gave me a bible (And that happens alot here at Penn State)? I thanked him. He asked if I had a religion. I said I was Catholic. He actually gasped. I wanted to fall on the ground with the Bible saying, "IT BURNS US!" But he might have taken me seriously.

In the end, I'm sure what they want to say is, "A Bible, here in California, and in Cathedral City!! What does religion have to do with our town? We're going to go and stay in a hotel, where we're safe from these things."

You know what they need to keep those sidewalks safe. Nuns. I went to Catholic school k-12 and they keep a tight ship. Just a suggestion.


Anonymous said...

I did the same thing. Considering I am Indian, he was shocked to learn that there were Catholics in India.

DavidNic said...

Yes, everyone forgets that St. Thomas was in India. There have been Catholics in India for about 1998 years.