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Justice has been served

The sophomore at Cranston High School West in Rhode Island Jessica Ahlquist, who fought her school’s administration to have a Christian prayer banner (that has been displayed there since the 1960’s) removed from the gymnasium, on the grounds that it was offensive to non-Christians, has won her lawsuit.

Many aspects of this story deserve our attention:

First of all, the bravery and tenaciousness of this young lady are qualities for all of us to emulate, not only did she stand for what she thought was right, but also has set a precedent and made this sort of endeavor easier for everyone else who tries to make a difference.

Secondly, the awesome support she got from JT Eberhard, and many other prominent, and not-so-prominent atheists; one of the many reasons everyone should be open about their disbelief.

Furthermore, congratulations are in order: Jessica Ahlquist has been added to the list of Reason Rally speakers!

Unsurprisingly, the reaction from offended people who though bullying Jessica was the best way to defend their faith, didn’t fail to show up — proof that Christian love and tolerance are awesome, as long as their religion is allowed to step on the Constitution, and the ideals and worldview of everyone who disagrees with them. Here’s a quick example:

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Can you feel the love?

Thank you for your efforts, Jessica. You are my new hero.

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4 Responses to Justice has been served

  1. Pingback: Love your enemies « Recovering Agnostic

  2. Deirdre says:

    I love this girl. She is inspiring, brave, and fabulous for standing up for fairness. What a monumental and positive step for atheists (and really anyone for the separation of church and state) in The United States, but particularly on the east coast!

    Judging by the tweets above, she has more heart and character (and intelligence) than any of her ignorant, inbred, snarling peers. Sending her my congratulations! May she have our support on all of her future endeavors towards change.

    Deirdre Benavides
    Dallas, Texas

  3. Emin says:

    I’m aarfid that I don’t know what you are saying, either, and you seem to have missed my points. I am not arguing about differences of opinion.

  4. Priyanka says:

    Sartre had the best asewnr to theism – even if God exists, his existence is irrelevant, since belief in God’s existence is a choice each individual has to make for themselves without evidential support; thus, the fact of God’s existence – if it is a fact – cannot help me choose my life.Meanwhile, if you want better arguments than Dawkins collection of half-truths and logical fallacies against Christianity, read Thomas Paine’s ‘The Age of Reason’. He destroyed any possible rational assent to what is written in the bible, and without relying on atheistic assumptions, some 200 years ago. He paid for it mind, all the more reason why he deserves to be read today.


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