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Archive for March, 2010
The Project Reason video contest is now over…..
The winners are #3 – Just A Book
and at #1 (my favorite) – The Values We All Stand For
From the Chicago Tribune.
One of the largest refugee resettlement organization in the USA has implemented a new policy. You must be a TRUE christian to work for them.
This is why we must not have an office for faith based initiateves. Christian groups CANNOT resist the temptation to force you to believe – its what they do!
“We felt we needed to put a formal policy in place that reflects a 65-year history of hiring according to our faith,”
But Candace Embling, director of the Chicago branch for five years, was escorted out of the office by superiors in January after expressing concerns.
If you disagree – you’re fired. Religion is not tolerant it crushes freethougt. Speak out and be put down!
I loved the reaction from some of the christians…
…it’s ridiculously wrong and un-Christian…
It is wrong – but it is not un-christian.
One must wonder how this affects the people they claim to help.
Parent responds to a request for his child to learn about easter and the love of jesus.
While preaching is not allowed in Australian public schools, it is apparently fine to replace school counsellors with ‘Christian Volunteers’ such as Darryl. A few years ago, the government realised that they could hand over school counselling roles to a willing Christian church without having to pay for the privilege. Now almost half of Australian public schools have a Christian volunteer as a full time member of the school community with parents having no direct control of how much their children are exposed to. Although usually an advocate of people being entitled to their opinions, sexual preferences and beliefs, I seem to have developed some form of mental glitch that makes me want to punch Daryl’s fat head.
There is a series of e-mail. You need to go read the whole chain. Here is a sample of the quality work. This is good stuff.
Date: Thursday 11 March 2010 5.09pm
To: Darryl Robinson
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Permission Slip
Dear Darryl, I understand the importance the resurrection story holds in your particular religion. If I too knew some guy that had been killed and placed inside a cave with a rock in front of it and I visited the cave to find the rock moved and his body gone, the only logical assumption would be that he had risen from the dead and is the son of God. Once, my friend Simon was rushed to hospital to have his appendix removed and I visited him the next day to find his bed empty. I immediately sacrificed a goat and burnt a witch in his name but it turned out that he had not had appendicitis, just needed a good poo, and was at home playing Playstation. Someone probably should have asked “So the rock has been moved and he’s gone… has anyone checked his house?” I realise Playstation was not around in those days but they probably had the equivalent. A muddy stick or something. I would have said “Can someone please check if Jesus is at home playing with his muddy stick, if not, then and only then should we all assume, logically, that he has risen from the dead and is the son of God.” If we accept though, that Jesus was the son of an Infinite Being capable of anything, he probably did have a Playstation. Probably a Playstation 7. I know I have to get my offspring all the latest gadgets. God would probably have said to him, “I was going to wait another two thousand years to give you this but seeing as you have been good… just don’t tell your mother about Grand Theft Auto.” Also, is it true that Jesus can be stabbed during a sword fight and be ok due to the fact that he can only die if he gets his head chopped off? Regards, David.
From: Darryl Robinson
Date: Friday 12 March 2010 10.13am
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Permission Slip
Nowhere in the Bible does Jesus have a sword fight. Learning the teachings of the Bible is not just about religion. It teaches a set of ethics that are sadly not taught by parents nowadays. Darryl Robinson, School Chaplain