If We Let All the Religious Books Into School…

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Matthew graduated Louisiana State University in 2009 with a BA in studio art and a minor in art history. He has been drawing cartoons and comics online for several years.

  • Coyotenose

    I’d be in there handing out copies of Firefly:The Complete Series, telling kids that no one can take the sky from them and teaching them to cuss in Chinese.

    • Maria

      Hahaha!!! Brilliant!

    • Michael

      These are children. They’d throw a blanket over you and laugh that you didn’t have the sky under there.

      • Coyotenose

         Fortunately, since they ARE children, it’s very easy to crotch-punt them*, then yell incoherently about how the Browncoats will rise again while they’re crying in pain.

        *I of course would be wearing groin protection because kids are violent and prone to attacking people without cause.

  • Agnostic

    Atheists will not like what the Bhagavad Gita say about having sexual conduct.

    • Michael

      Is it worse than the bible in that respect?

      • Blacksheep

        Essentially the same in how conservative it is, (sex to be only within the bonds of marriage) but much more restrictive in that it teaches that sex is really just for procreation and not for pleasure. The Bible (song of Solomon for example) celebrates sexual pleasure. 

        • Coyotenose

          Doesn’t the New Testament go in the opposite direction, with Paul’s, ah, issues?

  • Agnostic

    Come to think of it, maybe atheists would like the Kama Sutra introduced in school.

    • nakedanthropologist

      Actually, for the older kids (say ages 16 through 17) reading some part or excerpts from the Kama Sutra would probably be a good idea.  It’s not just a sex manual, but also a manual on how to be a courtier – covering things like politics, diplomacy, manners, and even healthy diet and exercise.  Furthermore, reading the Kama Sutra in like being able to take a look into ancient Hindu court life, which definitely has scholarly merit.  And if parents and/or faculty were too squicked about young adults reading about stuff like “the twining of the creeper” and so on excerpts would be a very good option.


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