Recently, I saw a Charlie Brown cartoon

United States
October 28, 2010 8:45am CST
that showed his little sister wanting to tell him something,but first she checked behind doors, in other rooms, outside, etc. In each frame, she showed a sense of secretiveness, if not fear, at what she was about to tell Charlie Brown. It turned out to be something terrible - "We said a prayer in school," she whispers. Has this debate really come to the point that our children, which Charlie Brown's gang represents, should be this terrified of simply praying? I thought that was a problem in other countries. It saddens me that we are losing any pretense of being tolerant of ALL religions. Instead, we are tolerant of ALL religions except Christianity. That simple cartoon said volumes about the fear and hate we are instilling in Americans everywhere. We stand up for a murderer on Death Row, but never for a child to take her Bible to school to read at recess. The murderer may be reprieved; the child will be sent home in disgrace for several days. No mercy for her! In China, the Bible is banned, but I thought we were still living in a free country. Our schools make provisions for other religions to take time to pray, make sure they have their religious tomes with them or available, and in some universities, even provide special fountains for them to wash their feet before beginning their prayers. But a Christian may not pray, bring a Bible, or even wear a cross as a symbol of their personal religion to school. There is something disturbingly wrong here. What do you think?
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
28 Oct 10
I agree with you completely! And have thought this for a long time.. There is also a preconception (and stereotyping) of christians. It's the new politically correct bigotry!
• United States
28 Oct 10
And yet, if we speak up for ourselves we are labeled bigots and worse! The world has tilted and gone a little mad. In Germany, they have finally decided that being politically correct is dangerous for their country's health. I think other countries are waking up, too. I just hope our country isn't too far behind in seeing how over the top PCism has gone.