posted on Apr, 19 2013 @ 11:37 AM
I had an experience in high school to which I have recently given some more thought.
I'm not claiming that I was the poster child for good behaviour, but on the particular day of this event, I was calm, quiet, and bothering no one.
I was in class, and I had a small wooden box which contained a bible. I know it sounds strange to carry a book in a wooden box, but as a teen I was
just somehow giving the book more significance (not sure why at this point). Anyways, the teacher became suspicious of the box (this was around
1998-1999 when there seemed to be a lot of violence in schools). He asked me to open the box & show him it's contents. I complied. He then
proceeded to confiscate the box & the book. I never got it back.
I have debated this with others, and the general consensus seems to be that I should have been allowed to keep it as long as I was not bothering
anyone with my beliefs (which I certainly was not). However, the hypocrisy of some people became very apparent when I informed them that it was not
the christian bible. I do not intend to turn this into a christian bashing thread, but when things like this happen it is a good example of why
christians are also responsible for keeping god out of schools. If equality cannot exist for non christians, it should be easy to see why they are
against christian practices in schools.
End of rant.