In the continuing spirit of calling out stupid, we have a new contender for stupid of the month. No, not speaking about Rick Santorum but close. Not to dump any more than necessary on the religious zealots out there (something that should actually be a bit more of a focus) but they again step into the realm of “you’ve got to be kidding me” with a recent lawsuit out in California where parents have sued to stop the school district from having kids perform yoga as part of gym class. The parents see teaching yoga in schools as a violation of Church-State Rule. The parents sued claiming the classes are being used to indoctrinate children and “spread the gospel” of Ashtanga yoga. I’ll have to say, if anyone knows about “indoctrination” and “spreading the gospel”, it is the Christians.
Here is the original source of the news: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Yoga-Class-Encinitas-Lawsuit-San-Diego-Reglious-208538581.html#ixzz2XuEUSfP0
Doesn’t it seem interesting that these religious nuts are always the ones seeing things that are bad and evil being foisted on them, no doubt as part of a scheme by Satan himself to disrupt those good Christians just out to do good and follow the ways of the Lord. The level of paranoia is pretty amazing and one must ask what is really feeding it. If one is so secure in one’s belief system, why so concerned that it will topple in a 30 minute gym class. It’s not like these kids aren’t going home and being brainwashed on a daily basis. If it isn’t an alternative religion, it’s sex or some other prurient interest that these people apparently fell short on getting enough of so their interest and attention remains rather high. I would submit that most of these people don’t need to look too far to see where the devil really lies.
Maybe if these people spent a fraction of the time they spend focused on other people’s habits and beliefs and spent a bit more energy on looking inwardly and working on developing some insight (assuming ability to do so – a big assumption), these Christians would soon realize that many of us look at them the same way – as those out to make everyone else see, think and act like they do. The only difference is that we are more confident in our beliefs and are not taking them to court to force our views into how they live their lives. Does anyone doubt these same people wouldn’t see any issue with prayer back in the schools? Let’s make sure we have the “violation of Church-State Rule” argument ready to go next time they complain about something taking away their religious freedom. But of course the rules are different for them because they have God and the bible behind them.