Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Ban the Weekdays!

High Court Debates Commandments Display

(AP) - With demonstrators shouting religious slogans outside, Supreme Court justices questioned, argued and fretted Wednesday over whether Ten Commandments displays on government property cross the line of separation between church and state. Back-to-back arguments in cases from Texas and Kentucky were the court's first consideration of the issue since 1980, when justices ruled the Ten Commandments could not be displayed in public schools...
http://story.news.yahoo.com/fc?cid=34&tmpl=fc&in=US&cat=Church___State_Issues

Proposal Against the Days of the Week

From: Suburban Cowboy
To: SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States)

Esteemed Justices:
In the spirit of the current debate over
whether Ten Commandments displays on government property cross the line of separation between church and state, we propose the following. The days of the week commonly used in the English language must be excised from use in the United States, because we believe that their very names violate the spirit, and the law, of the separation between church and state that is (or should be) the law of this land. To wit: The names of Monday (moon), Saturday (Saturn), and Sunday (sun), being named after pagan deities, and Tuesday (Tiwaz), Wednesday (Woden), Thursday (Thor), and Friday (Freya) being named in honor and reverence of phallocentric eurocentric gods, contravene the principles of secular atheism that this country is (or should be) founded upon. Merely saying the names of the days of the week constitutes an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion, albeit not the discredited homophobic, racist, sexist, Christian church. But religion nonetheless. Moreover, such government endorsement of religion is the root cause of grievous bodily injury in countless numbers of sensitive liberal minded Americans, who find that their pulses race and blood pressure rises in the face of government-sanctioned theocracy, impacting their health and well-being. It is therefore proposed that the hate-speech called "weekdays" and the loathsome "weekends" be renamed in a gender-neutral, inclusive manner. We suggest "1","2", "3"... etc. Of course, this may result in numerous other causes of action, as such numerals, being used in the discredited western philosophic, religious, and societal systems, are hardly inclusive of non-european-descended Americans, such as Aleuts, Tongans, Inuit, Samoans, the various tribes of indigenous pre-Columbian hunter-gatherers, and other as yet undiscoverd marginalized ethnic groupings...

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