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A Silent Protest Sep. 10th, 2004 @ 11:00 pm
I just joined this community and I've been an atheist for about 4 years now. My story doesn't matter, but I've been doing something for a few weeks that would really be fun on a community wide scope. As we all know "In God we Trust" wasn't always on our money. It used to simply state E Pluribus Unum", excuse me if it's misspelled. I resent the intrusion of faith into my everyday life, so I've been scratching out the word god on every bill I get. I've been buying everything in cash and holding my change until i get a chance to mark it out. I'm in the Arlington area and know I'll probably never get my hands on one of my own bills, but I'm still happy knowing my bills are out there. If any of you ever come across my currency, I hope you're happy knowing there are people out there in your own community who think like you do. Feel free to join in if anyone wants to. You'll be shocking a few conservative lives on a daily basis.

University of North Texas Research Opportunity Feb. 21st, 2004 @ 12:24 am
*University of North Texas Research Opportunity*

We are collecting data from couples anywhere in the DFW area...

If you (or anyone you know) has been married 1-5 yrs with no children, you (or they) are eligible. Each couple will receive a 20 dollar compensation immediately or a chance to win 1 of 5 weekend getaways (approx. 300 value).

This research study is designed to examine individual psychological factors related to couple functioning in the first 5 yrs of marriage. Participants will be asked to complete 14 brief questionnaires (approx. 1-2 hrs.) This can be done at UNT or a location convenient to you. I can come by your house, church, wherever.

If you and your partner would like to participate please contact either:
Karen Bretz, M.S. (kmb0072@unt.edu) OR
Shelley Riggs, Ph.D. (riggs@unt.edu)

You can also reply directly to this post, or e-mail me personally at StephanyGator@aol.com
Current Mood: workingworking

Sep. 5th, 2003 @ 03:30 am
My sister goes to high school in the Carrollton/Farmers Branch district in Texas.

They have recently implemented a rule that students by law must observe 30 seconds of silence, standing, as well as say the Pledge of Allegiance.

She was in class today when she had a substitute teacher that forced the students who did not wish to participate in the 30 second moment of silence bit and berated those who did not want to participate. She was yelling that it was Texas law so they HAD to participate (as in stand up during the moment of silence...there were a bunch of students who remained seated and did not want to participate though they stayed silent in respect for the others participating).

I want to go to the school and discuss with the principal but I want to be sure I have enough information to have a good arguement together. I want to do this for her as well as other students who cannot participate in such a thing because of their religious differences. My sister is interested in getting student petition around to defend the right of the atheists as well as others who are forced to participate contrary to their own personal beliefs.

If any of you have some advice on how to handle this it would be much appreciated or know of anyone I can contact who could assist.

***Directly from th student handbook***

Pledge of Allegiance & Moment of Silence
The District shall require students, once during each school day at each school in the district, to recite the pledge of allegiance to the United States Flag and the Texas Flag. On written request from a student's parent of guardian submitted to the principal, a school district shall excuse the student from reciting a pledge of allegiance.

The district shall provide for the observance of one minute of silence immediately following the recitation of both the United States and Texas Pledge of Allegiance. During th one-minute period, each student may, as the student chooses, reflect, pray, meditate, or engage in any other silent activity that is not likely to interfere with or distract another student. Each teacher or other school employee in charge of students during that period shall ensure that each of those students remins silent and does not act in a manner that is likely to interfere with or distract another student.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed

Jul. 4th, 2002 @ 08:39 pm
Hi i'm Kris
I'm also new. Just wanted to introduce myself. ::tips hat::
im from Fort Worth.

Feb. 19th, 2002 @ 06:53 pm
hey! I'm new here, and well.. hi.

I live up in the Flower Mound/Lewisville area.. just.. i dunno, so you know. :p
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