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A Cappella
by Lee

Not satisfied with remove every vestige of religion from the classroom, the PC left has now gotten it removed from the church.

The College of William & Mary has removed the cross from the altar in its chapel in response to the structure’s frequent use for nonreligious events.

William & Mary President Gene Nichol released a statement to the college community saying that he has “not banished the cross from the Wren Chapel. The Chapel ... is used for religious ceremonies by members of all faiths. The cross will remain in the Chapel and be displayed on the altar at appropriate religious services.”

However, Nichol continued that “the Chapel is also used frequently for College events that are secular in nature—and should be open to students and staff of all beliefs” and “must be welcoming to all.”

Hmmm.  It seems to me that if your group chooses to utilize a chapel for an event, there is a tacit understanding that there will probably be a few crosses or other religious symbols laying around.  Rather than simply make students understand that this is a chapel and thus has a religious purpose, the PC solution is to remove all the religion from the chapel. 

Posted by Lee on 10/30/06 at 09:15 AM (Discuss this in the forums)

Comments


Posted by on 10/30/06 at 10:34 AM from United States

OMG, I saw a cross yesterday and was like, totally offended!

Posted by choralblogger on 10/30/06 at 10:35 AM from United States

All I can say is, thank God you spelled “A Cappella” right.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 10:44 AM from United States

I suspect that Deist and Alumnus Thomas Jefferson is writhing in his grave right now.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 10:45 AM from United States

Well I for one am going to Remove “Bill and the Bitch” from my child’s potential college list

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 10:59 AM from United States

Maybe they should just remove the chapel and put in a meeting hall…

Posted by dakrat on 10/30/06 at 11:04 AM from United States

OMG, I saw a cross yesterday and was like, totally offended!

Dude, just this morning I was driving my Prius to the local organic book store, The Weeping Forest.  I’m almost done with the latest Chomskey so I was going to go get the latest Richard Dawkins.  On the way there you have to pass this huge Catholic church with a crucifix on the side. 

I feel so oppressed everytime I see it.  It’s just so out there and gawdy.  It’s like they don’t even care that like non-Catholic people might see it.  I had to pull into the emergency lane and cry, because like, reason is dying.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 11:46 AM from United States

I feel so oppressed everytime I see it.

I overheard someone use the word “God” while I was in public protesting the local “Right to Life” assembly at the neighborhood religious shrine, a.k.a. St. Emanuel’s Church of Faith, on 4th and Broadway.  The shame and oppression I felt was truly overwhelming.  So much so, that I felt the need to try an stop the otherwise peacefull and legal assembly currently underway by the non-seculars.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 11:48 AM from United States

Why are they having there meetings in a “House of God” if they are so against looking at a cross ? 

There was an email going around a while ago, but the first 2 sentences struck me the most.

A child asked God “ Why did you not save those kids who were shot in that school”

God responded “ I am not allowed in school anymore”

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 11:54 AM from United States

I work with someone that I know is a Christian. Every time I’m in a meeting with him I get an uneasy feeling. His very presence is an overwhelming force of oppression. I’m thinking of saying something to management about it. Any advice?

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 12:00 PM from United States

GripeBoy,

There is a solution for what you feel. It’s called an exorcism.

Posted by dakrat on 10/30/06 at 12:07 PM from United States

I work with someone that I know is a Christian.

Why can’t they just keep their deviant house of worship behavior to themselves?

If I were you I wouldn’t go to management.  At least not until the Rethuglikkkans are out of power.  Can you believe some people are so gullible they believe in religion?  I’ll place a piece of petrified wood next to the serenity crystal in my zen garden to help give you strength.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 12:11 PM from United States

GripeBoy,

There is a solution for what you feel. It’s called an exorcism.

Well, I can only accept religious services from Wiccan high priestesses using natural herbs and other resources from the Earth Mother. I’ve tried wearing crystals but the feeling of oppression remains. I fear my only recourse is for the ACLU to file a lawsuit on my behalf. I’m so beside myself, I can’t even leave my office for my kundalini yoga class at noon.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 12:15 PM from United States

I’ll place a piece of petrified wood next to the serenity crystal in my zen garden to help give you strength.

May the Great Earth Mother Goddess bless you!

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 12:46 PM from United States

Keep it up, this is really funny!

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 01:01 PM from United States

Go dancing skyclad. It’ll enhance the power of the crystals. I recommend doing it in front of a police station or public school for maximum effect at attracting energy (wanted or otherwise) in your direction.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 01:04 PM from United States

Please don’t mock our beliefs, beano. There is more evidence to support our oneness with the Earth and harnessing the power of the crystals than these fantasies about an all-knowing oppressive male creator figure.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 01:55 PM from United States

I was channeling Gaia this morning and she tells me she’s very disturbed by all this “God” business when atmospheric carbon levels are skyrocketing and her polar ice caps are melting.  Not only is monotheistic worship fruitless, it paves way for a full frontal assault on our natural resources.  The only true way to divinity is to wear natural fibers, become a Vegan, and renounce all consumption of fossil fuels.  People, Gaia is weeping!

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 03:02 PM from United States

Pollution make baby Oceanus cry.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 03:09 PM from United States

It’s a lot easier when you simply worship the Chaos gods.

Blood for the Blood God!

--TR

Posted by Ed Kline on 10/30/06 at 03:55 PM from United States

William & Mary President Gene Nichol is a total douchebag.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 03:57 PM from United States

When oh when will our Alien overlords come back to take us out of our misery? Somebody lose the map and won’t stop for directions?

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 04:16 PM from United States

Through the power of the crystals and the guidance of the Mother Goddess I have just become aware that this is the very “William & Mary” that is referenced by Steely Dan in “My Old School”.

I said oh no
William and mary wont do

According to my ecofeminism professor, I shouldn’t be listening to them.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 04:18 PM from United States

I work with someone that I know is a Christian. Every time I’m in a meeting with him I get an uneasy feeling. His very presence is an overwhelming force of oppression. I’m thinking of saying something to management about it. Any advice?

Oh, I saw a movie about this once!  To kill the religious you have to drive a stake into their hearts and behead them (no, not while chanting “Allahu Ackbar,” that only works on zombies).  If you don’t, they’ll just rise from the dead over and over again.

Just don’t let the guy bite you, or you’ll be converted!

Posted by dakrat on 10/30/06 at 05:00 PM from United States

According to my ecofeminism professor,

I took that course too!  Dr. A.G. Queen is the best professor I’ve ever had.  I’m going to go do a tarot reading right now.

Posted by on 10/30/06 at 05:23 PM from United States

Boy, those toffu and bean sprout tacos I had for lunch really gave me gas...ppfffffftttt

Posted by dakrat on 10/30/06 at 06:23 PM from United States

Boy, those toffu and bean sprout tacos I had for lunch really gave me gas...ppfffffftttt

Shame on you!!!  The corn used to make those crunchy taco shells could have been used to make inefficient ethanol to power the future…

Then you have the nerve to put more methane in the atmosphere by farting.  SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!

Posted by on 10/31/06 at 01:21 AM from United Kingdom

Personally, I think religion should be legislated like pornography. No access to any religious materials allowed until you’re 18.

Most people would be mature enough to decide for themselves that they’re not bothered about joining up with any faith based, evidence-free superstition, rather than be brainwashed from birth.

That would solve a lot of the worlds problems, eh?

Posted by on 10/31/06 at 01:30 AM from Australia

Pakistan is currently taking steps towards this goal by bombing religious schools flat. But I agree, brainwashing children is a central feature of religion. One might even say that it was pushing the religious agenda.

Posted by on 10/31/06 at 01:34 AM from Australia

There was an email going around a while ago, but the first 2 sentences struck me the most.

A child asked God “ Why did you not save those kids who were shot in that school”

God responded “ I am not allowed in school anymore”

The rest of this thread is funny, but this is emotionally manipulative bullshit. Using the deaths of little children to push an agenda is pretty low.

Posted by on 10/31/06 at 10:06 PM from United States

Soon the women will only be allowed in the back of the chapel. You’ll have to check your shoes at the door and you’ll have to bring your own prayer mat. Does the chapel face east?

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