1. I pride myself on being tolerant and even defensive of religion (please hold your applause) but doing prayer for the first time in seven years felt awfully Orwellian

    Thursday, 12-May-16 20:36:33 UTC from MuSTArDroid
    1. @tiffany But what about GNU/Faith?

      Thursday, 12-May-16 20:37:16 UTC from
      1. @takegrapeakenji seems too radical for my liking

        Thursday, 12-May-16 20:51:11 UTC from MuSTArDroid
    2. @tiffany Jesus was a huge fan of George Orwell's work.

      Thursday, 12-May-16 20:52:55 UTC from web
      1. @mrmattimation How very ungood of him

        Thursday, 12-May-16 20:58:57 UTC from web
        1. @tiffany He was an ironic fan. He read 1984 and was like "Pfft. Omnipresent forces. That's silly."

          Thursday, 12-May-16 21:00:49 UTC from web
          1. @mrmattimation Garfield 2 is Animal Farm but good

            Thursday, 12-May-16 21:01:57 UTC from web
    3. @tiffany we know where you live

      Thursday, 12-May-16 20:58:31 UTC from MuSTArDroid
      1. @narwhal big borther pls

        Thursday, 12-May-16 21:00:16 UTC from web
        1. @tiffany burb the with

          Thursday, 12-May-16 21:01:13 UTC from MuSTArDroid
          1. @narwhal a mun shapped pull

            Thursday, 12-May-16 21:01:29 UTC from web
    4. @tiffany I didn't realise until years later how weird it was that primary schools make you pray for six years of your life.

      Thursday, 12-May-16 21:07:22 UTC from web
      1. @thelastgherkin Yeah I've grown to really dislike it; luckily (for lack of a better term) my primary school had literally no kids who were Muslim or otherwise actively not Christian. However the school I'm at now is like at least 30% Muslim students and even though when you enlist there they ask you your faith and whatnot, we're still made to participate and bask in this staunch Christian environment. apple's cherryed yo

        Thursday, 12-May-16 21:12:52 UTC from web
        1. @tiffany My primary school was about 40% Islamic, and everyone had to say a prayer in assembly with the exception of the fringe group of Jehova's Witnesses.

          Thursday, 12-May-16 21:21:28 UTC from web
          1. @thelastgherkin I'm surprised yours was so diverse but then again I suppose the non-Christians had to go somewhere

            Thursday, 12-May-16 21:25:28 UTC from web
            1. @tiffany @thelastgherkin Whoa, wait, you guys pray in schools? This is news to me. Is that, like, a law?

              Thursday, 12-May-16 21:31:24 UTC from web
              1. @mrmattimation I wouldn't be surprised, at least for primary schools (ages 5ish-11)

                Thursday, 12-May-16 21:33:01 UTC from web
              2. @mrmattimation We did in the late 90s/early 00s. I do not believe my old school pray now. I reckon it has been widespread by the ways of traditional headmasters.

                Thursday, 12-May-16 21:35:48 UTC from web
                1. @thelastgherkin That is so weird. Over here if a teacher made their kids recite a prayer they're probably be fired.

                  Thursday, 12-May-16 21:36:44 UTC from web
                  1. @mrmattimation But on the other hand, I understand some schools over ther begin with saluting a flag and reciting an oath to America.

                    Thursday, 12-May-16 21:39:43 UTC from web
                    1. @thelastgherkin @mrmattimation It's exactly the same thing but the blind fanaticism is towards a different symbol.

                      Thursday, 12-May-16 21:42:50 UTC from web
                      1. @nerthos Blind fanaticism should be towards me

                        Thursday, 12-May-16 21:47:42 UTC from web
                        1. @thelastgherkin Hail Pickle

                          Thursday, 12-May-16 21:48:13 UTC from web
                          1. @nerthos I am, of course, the Bikini Queen of RDN

                            Thursday, 12-May-16 22:11:21 UTC from web
                      2. @nerthos I can remember the very last time a teacher asked me to lead the class in the pledge of allegiance to the flag... I stood up, threw up a roman salute, said "hail satan", and sat back down. She damn near had an apoplectic fit.

                        Thursday, 12-May-16 21:52:00 UTC from web
                        1. @colfax More should do as you did.

                          Thursday, 12-May-16 21:52:35 UTC from web
                    2. @thelastgherkin Contrary to popular belief, that's actually not required, we just kind of do it anyway because nobody's told us to not to yet. I don't recite the pledge anymore but that's more out of laziness than anything else.

                      Thursday, 12-May-16 21:51:07 UTC from web
                    3. @thelastgherkin Ah, yes, the lay-down-your-prepubescent-life-for-cloth, or "Amerika Uber Alles."

                      Thursday, 12-May-16 22:43:46 UTC from MuSTArDroid