Hoobligano Pepsis! School’s open again and as some of you may know (I don’t know how), I joined the Debating Society. Whoop! I can safely say that I won’t end up in an abusive relationship. Unless I’m the one who gets abused…jeepers, ABSTINENCE!
But anyway, one topic we debated was whether or not prayer should be part of assembly; particularly prayer in any language other than Ghetto, Teenaged Girl or the Queen’s English. I don’t think it shoulD, because I don’t understand what they’re saying, for one. We might have someone who speaks in “tongues” go up and pray (Let’s call her Imara Pist) and we’ll think, “Oh, wow! We’re encouraging spiritual development in teens! Take that Pakistan.”
But dear Imara isn’t all she seems. Oh she speaks in tongues, all right. Parseltongue.
Or we could have someone go up to pray in “Turkish/ Turkic” or “Bangladeshian/ Bangladeshi” (Kardashians) and think that we’re going to leave assembly feeling invigorated and overtaken by the Holy Spirit. And you can bet that we’ll be overtaken by spirits alrighty. We sit there thinking she’s saying, “In Jesus’ name, Amen.” When she’s really saying, “I pray to the demons of the abyss!” (crosses self) I can just imagine everyone in assembly with rotating heads and projectile vomit. At least it keeps the grounds staff busy.
But are we going to completely disregard they fact that it’s a violation of other people’s rights? We live in a democracy (sorry North Korea) where everyone is free to do what they want (within reason). So what if I joined a religion that says that I’ll go to Heck if I listen to other people pray? This is giving me a headache. But until next time,
Goodier, Moi Mentil Mind.
p.s. Sue at risk of public degradation.