"The Satanic Temple has responded to an Orange County, Florida decision to disseminate religious materials in public school by creating complementary materials that espouse the philosophy and practice of Satanism. Last month, a Florida judge ruled that if the Orange County school district allowed Christian groups to disseminate Bibles and Christian-oriented religious materials in its schools, it would also have to allow atheist groups to do the same. David Williamson of the Central Florida Free Thought Community — who recently fought against Brevard County’s attempt to ban atheists from offering invocations at public meetings — sued the district over its initial unwillingness to allow atheist literature with titles like “Jesus Is Dead” and “Why I Am Not a Muslim” in the schools. A judge dismissed that case after the school board decided to allow the materials. The Satanic Temple took advantage of this decision, deciding to flood Orange County schools with a pamphlet entitled The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities that contains kid-friendly Satanic lessons. “These bullies are mad and afraid of things they don’t understand,” the instructions on the word-jumble reads. “Help Damian use inclusive language to defuse the situation. The spokesman for the Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves, explained that his organization “would never seek to establish a precedent of disseminating our religious materials in public schools because we believe our constitutional values are better served by respecting a strong separation of Church and State.” “However,” he continued, “if a public school board is going to allow religious pamphlets and full Bibles to be distributed to students — as is the case in Orange County, Florida — we think the responsible thing to do is to ensure that these students are given access to a variety of differing religious opinions, as opposed to standing idly by while one religious voice dominates the discourse and delivers propaganda to youth.” The Satanic Temple made headlines earlier this year when it successfully petitioned the state of Oklahoma to allow it to erect a goat-headed Baphomet statue adjacent to a display of the Ten Commandments. Greaves made it clear that, in both cases, his organization is only responding to provocations by the Christian community. ““Even as we prefer public policies respecting secularism, we feel that opportunities — such as this — to establish an equal voice for contrasting religious opinions in the public square, tend to favor marginalized, lesser-known, and alternative religions,” he said. “I am quite certain that all of the children in these Florida schools are already aware of the Christian religion and it’s Bible, and this might be the first exposure these children have to the actual practice of Satanism. We think many students will be very curious to see what we offer.”"
Fundamentalists: Making Satanists the Good Guys Since
2014 2011 At Least Forever I’m Pretty Sure Now
SO MANY HUMMINBIRB
HUMMING BIRD INTENSIFIES
This is bizarre. Why are there multiple hummingbirds that are not chasing each other off like the assholes they normally are?
WHAT ARE THEY PLOTTING?
So many lil hums!!!
THIS WILL BE SUCH A LONG MARATHON AND I AM SO READY
That’s prob about 12 hours
extended lotr alone is 11 hours and 22 minutes.
to watch the extended versions of both the hobbit and lord of the rings it would take roughly 20 hours i can’t wait
Seriously. Please. Enough with the terrible. I want someone who can write ensemble casts, and make me care in a page and a half, and be FUNNY. And I’m tired of female characters being written by guys. Let’s see it from the other side.
Add my voice to the “Yes please” contingent.
From equal pay to birth control access, we think these guys need a reminder: If you say one (blatantly false) thing and do the exact opposite, which do you think people are going to pay more attention to?
How is this not the best thing? No period AND you get to be a guy for a week
I GET TO HAVE A DICK FOR A WEEK??? SIGN ME UP
*Presses the button like no tomorrow*
THINK OF THE COSPLAY OPPORTUNITIES
if someone asks me what the girls on tumblr are like, i’m showing them this post
Yes, but what if you weren’t due for your period during that week and have it the moment you turn back? Or do I misunderstand and for the price of being a boy for a week you never have your period again?
Think fast, though—some of you who’d happily never have their periods may want to have kids. No period = no kids.
Based on tamorapierce's argument, I'm even more vehemently sold!
Tell me again why a women’s liberation movement is no longer needed.
Dear “I don’t need feminism” crowd…
“The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender." [x]
Are you fucking kidding me.
I just don’t understand this. Why?? How?? What in the world?
funny how a male employer’s decisions ~*~*motivated by feelings*~*~ are totally permissible and even defended in a court of law but god forbid women ever have feelings period let alone make decisions based on them
But when we accuse men of thinking with their dicks like these dicks did then there’s a problem ! I just can’t understand how the loopholes in law and the belief that men can’t control themselves get to influence lives.
The nerve of that dentist though, don’t you have to share a mutual attraction with someone in order for them to want to have any affair with you ?! What the fuck is “because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair” ? She was clearly not showing interest and so she was fired for being pretty.Every woman has gone through this bullshit at one point or another at work.
HOW TO WRITE A CUSTOMER SERVICE EMAIL
by jenn bane
you’d be amazed at how many people don’t know how to write customer service emails. that’s OK, no one’s perfect. if you have a problem with a thing you ordered online, here is how to get that problem fixed as quickly as possible.
let’s say you ordered a yo-yo and it arrived broken.
first, make sure you’re emailing the customer service department and not the CEO of the yo-yo company, although that would be pretty funny.
then write your email as follows:
- be concise. use short sentences. no, shorter than that.
- immediately communicate what you need. “hello, my yo-yo arrived damaged and i’d like to replace it.” (if possible, attach a photo of the damaged yo-yo.)
- include all relevant information. “i ordered on 9/1/2014 and my order number is 69420.”
- confirm the shipping address. “if possible, can i have a replacement yo-yo sent to the following address?”
- format the address correctly. use line-breaks, as if you were writing the address on an envelope yourself. someone might have to copy and paste that shipping address & fixing your mistakes sucks.
- say thanks.
- be patient.
- bury your lead. say right away what you need and don’t include any unnecessary filler. “hello and good day to you. my name is george, i live in england and i’ve been married thirty years and i’m the proud father to four beautiful boys. it was snowing in the year of 1978 that i ordered your fine product, the yo-yo … “
- scream at anyone.
- type in all-caps.
- write a wall of text.
now do me a favor: print this out and give it to your parents and grandparents in preparation for the holidays.
Our customer service manager shares some hot tips.