Reader Submitted CCCE: Freedom Scene, Man. It’s Groovy.

Okay, I’ve been gone for a long, long time. I blame my dog. Seriously, look at this face:

How am I supposed to ignore that and try to write? That’s my hand she’s chewing on, by the way. It was the only way I could get her to look at the camera long enough to take a picture of her face.

Anyway, this CCCE comes from reader Joseph. Thanks!

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How is it that a 15 year old child can see what Adults are missing?

WRITTEN
BY A 15 yr. Old SCHOOL KID IN ARIZONA
:

New
Pledge of Allegiance (TOTALLY AWESOME) !
Since
the Pledge of Allegiance
And
The Lord’s Prayer
Are not allowed in most Public schools anymore
Because the word ‘God’ is mentioned….
A kid in Arizona
wrote this

NEW School prayer :
Now I sit me down in
school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the
class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple,
orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public
hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.
We’re allowed to cuss
and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks..
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant
Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong.
We can get our condoms
and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It’s scary here I must
confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
Amen
If you aren’t ashamed to
do this,
Please pass this on.
Jesus said,
‘If you are ashamed of me,
I will be ashamed of you before my Father.’

Not
ashamed.

Joseph calls this email “…a complaint about Christians not being allowed to nag other people for their body piercings and other important matters.” Spot on, dude. I’d say it reveals the massive sense of entitlement a lot of Christians have from having been the favored group for so long. They’re spoiled, and like most spoiled people throwing their asses in the air about having to share for once, they can be very childish. Let’s look at this thing, shall we?

WRITTEN
BY A 15 yr. Old SCHOOL KID IN ARIZONA

First off, I’m calling bullshit on this one. If a teenager really wrote this, they either had tons of
“help” from an adult or are the lamest teenager ever. The word choice is not that of a young person. At least, not one from this century.

New
Pledge of Allegiance (TOTALLY AWESOME) !

Nuh-uh.

Now I sit me down in
school
Where praying is against the rule

No it’s not. Really.

If Scripture now the
class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.

Now? The Bill of Rights was written over 200 years ago, and mandatory prayer/scripture recitation in public school always been a violation of the establishment clause. It just hasn’t been enforced as such until relatively recently.

And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

No it doesn’t. If your school makes you, then it is. If you want to pray on your own or with a group of friends outside of class time, that’s totally legal and, as long as you’re not disrupting others, they can’t stop you. You know, freedom scene and all that.

Our hair can be purple,
orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.

Actually, some schools have had dress codes prohibiting hair dyed unnatural colors. I don’t have any stats off-hand to back that up, but if my high school tried to do it in the 90s, there had to have been others doing the same thing. Totally off-topic, but our administration’s reasoning was that hair dyed colors like green and blue was associated with gang activity. Because our rural Kansas town had such a big gang problem. Student Council went to the school board and got the rule changed, so the one person who had been suspended because of the rule (who was an Alternative guy, not in a gang) could come back to school with his hair green.

For praying in a public
hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.

And heaven forbid (pun intended) we should try to be respectful of others at school. I mean, if someone wants to dress up in a Klan outfit and chase around their African-American classmates with a noose, they totally could, right? Freedom scene, no? No? Okay, then. Adolescence is hard enough without being singled out on a daily basis for not believing the same thing as most of the people around you.

We’re allowed to cuss
and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks..

Again, dress codes. And in what high school are students allowed to just swear any old time? Shit, my high school was pretty lenient (open lunch, no hall passes, off-campus classes and work release that meant there were usually people coming and going in their vehicles and wandering around the school at all times) and we still had that rule. Plus, anyone who would write this is not someone I’d trust to discern what “dress[ing] like freaks” means.

They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.

Wait. The writer is saying it’s a bad thing that teenagers in high school can’t go around carrying guns on their persons like vigilantes? The Old West wasn’t that much fun, and I’ll bet Laura Ingalls never let her students come into the one-room schoolhouse armed with revolvers. And again, the Bible isn’t banned.

We can elect a pregnant
Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.

Please. Everybody knows the popular kids get abortions.

We can get our condoms
and birth controls,

Birth controls? And if these schools are just giving out contraceptives, why do we have pregnant Senior Queens? Use that shit, kids!

Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.

I think the writer has mistaken learning about something for being taught to accept that thing as a religious belief. Totem poles are a legitimate part of any comprehensive (North) American history
class, and there are any number of books, plays, and short stories about vampires and witchcraft that could be included in an English course. For that matter, the Bible can be taught about (as long as it’s not being preached) in a literature or history class. Again, just learning about something doesn’t mean it has to become an integral part of one’s belief system. Also, vampires are imaginary.

It’s scary here I must
confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.

Actually, schools seem to be less lenient these days than they used to be.

So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Two things:
1- I thought you said they’d banned guns.
2- If I get shot, what I’d really like is to be taken to a hospital and be operated on and/or sewn up and survive, not for “the Lord my soul to take.” It’s entirely possible to survive being shot; ask 50 Cent.

If you aren’t ashamed to
do this,
Please pass this on.

That again.

Jesus said,
‘If you are ashamed of me,
I will be ashamed of you before my Father.’

Yep, that too.

Not
ashamed.

Okay. We get it. Stop.

Okay, how many times have I had to say this, and in how many ways? When you are asked to respect others’ beliefs/practices/hairdos/whatever, that doesn’t mean that you’re being discriminated against. Having to give up your unearned privilege does not mean you’re being picked on; it means you’re playing by the same rules as everyone else for once. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes, blah blah blah. Score, people:

Untrue/unprovable/just plain dodgy statements presented as fact
Seriously, learn the fucking law pertaining to the First Amendment. If you need help, the ACLU will be glad to let you know all about the issue.
Out of the Mouths of Babes
If this was actually written by a fifteen-year-old, I’ll eat my non-existent hat.
Pass This Along- If You Aren’t Ashamed
Over and over.

So I’m back, I guess. I hope to actually do more writing soon, but who knows.

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32 Responses to Reader Submitted CCCE: Freedom Scene, Man. It’s Groovy.

  1. HeathenMommy/Ava Manhattan says:

    The Twitter bar won’t work with WordPress yet I read. But you can put your Twitter RSS on the sidebar…..anyway, followed!

  2. Muffin says:

    Welcome back, you were missed!

  3. Raven says:

    Someone linked me to this today after I did a similar breakdown of this glurge.. I like yours better, but I think I’m crushing on you now *snort*

  4. Katerina says:

    I think this poem totally rocks, and if you are just to close-minded to see that everything written here is the TRUTH well thats your problem

  5. Hana165 says:

    My dear brothers and sisters of Christianity,

    Please visit this site http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac.htm and I would like to suggest that you open the Bible if ye have doubt.

    Peace or shaloam (peace to you)! as it is how Jesus greets Luke24:36.

    Peace,
    Hana

  6. We want more crazy Christian chain emails! Bring back the crazy Christian chain emails!

  7. Katrina says:

    I would just like to quiz the writer of the poem on his definition of a “freak”.
    And how on earth do you think you can be so condescending and pretend that people are against you just because they dont believe in the same faith.
    There are so many things in that poem which could pffend anyone. I am sure there are many Christian believers who would be terribly offended should they happen across a Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist praying in the class hallways.
    Plus, isn’t it a sin in Christianity to abort unborn children? So surely (as our candidate Palin so proudly presents) those who stay pregnant and give birth to a bastard child are Christian heroes…or have I been misled here?

    Yes, little poems like these are “cute”. They are endearing to our elder generation who still believe that having faith is enough in this world.
    But we all have to wake up and realise that religion is dying out and self-responsibility and free mind are more and more prominent in our society.
    Your choice is either to continue to hang on a withering string of hope which will soon die out, or start thinking for yourself and make socially and moralistically justifiable changes in this world which will actually take affect.

    I choose the latter and I would recommend that to anyone who actually cares about direction our society is headed.

  8. Joy says:

    THANK YOU for this post. I receive all manner of these threatening “Christian” chain emails every week, from a number of friends and family. For years now. I have never–not even ONCE–received an atheist or making-fun-of-religious-people email. Not even once. Yet I know a good number of secular people. I’m pondering the significance of this.

    GREAT post.

  9. Auntie L says:

    I guess you guys totally missed the whole point of this email. But since we all still have freedom of speech you can say your stupidity on here. But just in case some one else actually cares enough to read your nonsense then I must say Christianity is being outlawed though we are the majority all in the name of some people who are offended. Guess what I am offended by your statements. I am offended by your tv shows. I am even offended by your website but you don’t see me trying to shut you down. Why? because we all have freedom of speech. So why not stop harping on those few Christians who feel like using their freedom of speech and accept the fact that we don’t like being pushed around any more than you. And if you think that the Bible can be taught as literature in the public schools why don’t you try it. I am sure some one (one of those few in the minority) will stand up and say they are offended and get it thrown out of their class.

    • uh says:

      “few christians using their freedom of speech” few? really….few? i have never met a christian who didnt speak their mind and express their freedom of speech. Especially when telling me that if im not saved by accepting jesus christ in my life, that i will end up damned and going to hell. So ignorant

  10. GW says:

    I’m a Catholic and I have have three words to say to you: RIGHT ON BROTHER!!! If I get one more nasty, manipulative “Christian” email from one of my so-called “Christian” friends, I’m going postal on them! Where in the Bible does it say you have to lose your mind in order to find God? Jeesh!

  11. Marinkina says:

    1 п. “Не имей сто друзей, а имей сто шекелей” тоже хорошо рифмуется :)
    8 п. Ты никогда не потеряешь работу. Когда закончатся фотографии можно размещать рисунки (да хоть бы и конкурс объявить на лучший рисунок Одри (-:), аппликации и фотографии поделок из пластилина…
    9 п. Сто пудов ! :)

  12. Ferinannnd says:

    Что то слишком мудрено… И по-моему расчитано на блогера чем на вебмастера

  13. notepple says:

    i love it. I am 15 and I would never think of that shit unless I was raised by a One sided Christian Conservative racist unintelligent retarded horse. yea.

  14. Peacemaker says:

    Muthafaka, fuckin atheist. Suck ma Dick

  15. Lu says:

    This was a great blog entry. I really enjoyed this!

  16. Ty says:

    Oh my gosh, your post about the crazy Christian emails was hilarious!

  17. cybersleuth58 says:

    I love this!! I get these damned things all of the time. I am Unitarian so well- meaning Christians think I need this crap in order to save me. Sigh… I don’t know how else to say “thanks, but NO THANKS!” The worst part is that people not only believe the crap they read, it also stirs them up and compounds their hate. I feel close to despair about how this country is moving.

  18. Kekerusey says:

    That chain mail was wonderful (in the offensive sense of course) and I will be linking to your blog post in our forums this evening. I would also like to contact you about reciprocal linking if you do that.

    Kekerusey

  19. - says:

    if a 15yo is even *aware* of the word “scene” (maaaann), then that 15yo is really messed.
    best guess to origin of the word “scene” in this junkmail is a young republican born before 1950 (AD), still battling “smelly hippies” in his/her head.

  20. KicDopInnon says:

    Неплохой место, но куча лишнего.

  21. Dr. LSC says:

    Your ignorance & uneducated meaningless intrepretation shine like a bright star here. I have witnessed many students with minds capable of attaining anything they desire. You obviously have never taught in a classroom. As I have PhD. in Education and have taught many years your lack of knowlege is apparant and then you go and post it for the world to see. What a shame you want to prove your ignorance. Go back to school!

    • uh says:

      Anyone who puts “Dr.” before their name on the internet usually is not a doctor. So my question is do u have a PhD or an Ed.E? Also what higher learning institute are u a professor at? Nice grammar by the way. I wouldnt want u teaching at a college i was attending, thats for sure.

      • uh says:

        I think im going to start saying that i am a doctor also. I mean if this clown can try to pass as one, i should have no problem pulling it off.

  22. uh says:

    Great job sir! You pointed out all the contridictions i found in that poem. Keep up the good work. We need more logical people like you in this crazy religous fanatic world.

  23. Lola says:

    Wow, I didn’t realize it’s been over 3 years since this was posted!!! Just goes to show you the same ole crap is making the email & Facebook circuit! I sure hope you come back & post some more fun CCCE’S!!! I’ve enjoyed reading everything so much!

  24. Zoe says:

    ‘How is it that a 15 year old child can see what Adults are missing?’

    Oh, the irony… I ask myself that a lot…

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