American in Spain

Separation of Cheese and State

November 20, 2007

The following article appeared on the website of the local news channel in my home state:

Cumberland Schools Crack Down on Bibles in Class

The article is perfectly summarized in the headline. A stack of Gideons Bibles appeared in an elementary school classroom for the children to take. No one has claimed responsibility, but one of the parents complained to the ACLU. These occurrences aren't really news anymore in the United States. Incidents like this are so common nowadays as the country slowly slides down the theocracy slope.

What I wanted to draw your attention to was some clever metaphor weaving that some of my coworkers did in the comments section of the article.

I think that they should put stacks of cheese in classrooms, that would be better for the children. I mean, who can get mad about cheese? Has there ever been a war fought over cheese? I have said it once and I will say it again: I LIKE CHEESE!

- james23

Now I just read how James23 proposed putting cheese in all classrooms and I'm all for it. I'd just like to mention that I'm a brie lover, unlike the majority of the population who all claim the cheddar is the best cheese. If its okay for people who like cheddar to give it to my children, isn't it okay for brie lovers like myself to do the same for your children? Are you cheddar lovers okay with that? Or should we perhaps all eat our own cheese quietly, giving it to others only when they show interest?

- sonoluminescence

Bravo! I'm gonna go nibble some provolone...