Bad Astronomy

Praying Allah carte

I often wonder why people are so gung ho about getting prayer in school. Shouldn’t we be worrying more about edumacating the kids?

Of course, I could write reams about this, but I won’t bother: Saganist nails it.

I remember when I was in high school and there was some talk about putting prayer in the schools. I had an agreement with a friend what we would do if it passed. We would both stand up together during the prayer time, take our left arms and put them over our heads to touch our right ears, stand on one leg, make rapid random movements with our right arms, and scream “Aglaglaglaglaglaglaglaglaglaglaglagla!!” as loudly as we could.

If the teacher tried to stop us, we would say our religion demanded that we do this. I sometimes wish that the anti-Constitutional forces in the area had gotten their way. What fun we would’ve had…