Watch closely for evidence that the presidential speech protesters have real principles, or if it’s mere propaganda behind their outrage over public school indoctrination. Cock of the snook to Lynn, our high priestess of evangelical excess as “education” —
The head football coach at Breckinridge County High School took about 20 players on a school bus late last month to his church, where nearly half of them were baptized, school officials say. The mother of one player said her 16-year-old son was baptized without her knowledge and consent, and she is upset that a public school bus was used to take players to a church service — and that the school district’s superintendent was there and did not object.
. . .Superintendent Janet Meeks, who is a member of the church and witnessed the baptisms, said she thinks the trip was proper because attendance was not required, and another coach paid for the gas.
The Meeks shall inherit the earth, indeed! 😉
Wonder if their coach blasts Al Green at practice and on the bus to keep them plugged into his matrix and dependent on his control when they can’t literally go to his river or pray in a circle on one knee during school events:
Take me to the river
Drop me in the water
Take me to the river, dip me in the water
Wash me down, cleanse my soul
Take me down by the dirty stream, dip me in the water
Wash me in the water
Keep me satisfied
[screaming with a beat you can dance to, segue into Soul Train]
In the mid 1960s, when I was 8 or 9, I did get born again. At a southern Baptist church in Texas, I felt the tug of God and responded to the altar call, and several weeks later got baptized. But within a few years I was losing my Christian faith, and it finally disappeared. So that’s about 40 years of sin accretion since the last bath.
. . .where did this need for forgiveness and affirmation come from?
I spent much of the last decade researching ancient, and even prehistoric, religion for my book The Evolution of God, and I now have some clues as to how I got into this predicament.
Would you prefer salvation with the Talking Heads to Al Green? If I’m going at all, I guess I’d go with their version, dunno which the public schools use in their um, services?:
Take Me to the River is the first song that popped into my head, but now I’m thinking our B-side packaging should be John Fogerty’s Put Me In, Coach, maybe even flip the order because this one is its essence, the power of sports as salvation even in public school and kids just want to have fun:
Put me in, Coach – I’m ready to play today
Well, beat the drum and hold the phone – the sun came out today!
We’re born again. . .
and headed for home