Ah yes, everything was so perfect back then. Women knew their place, blacks couldn’t attend schools, share bathrooms or eat with whites, it was kosher to be anti-Semitic, and after centuries of hard-work Native Americans were, finally, almost completely decimated.
And more importantly . . . we had prayer in school!
It was very formative, that prayer in school. We were training and forming our children with such good principles back when this country was run by God and God’s elect. It was a regular old Christian golden-age. Now, if we could only find some people willing to bring back those missed years by “putting” God back in school (impressive that humans can “do” anything to God), things could return to its original design as was intended by the forefathers (they were, after all, rich white misogynistic slave owners). It’s time for God-fearing Christian saints to rise, take back this land, and force our prayers upon every public institution we can find. Pay no attention to that whole “praying in private” comment Jesus made. Unlike the religious hypocrites of his day, it’s good to flaunt our piety. We’re, obviously, so much different from those Pharisees Jesus was criticizing.
Ah, if only we could get back to those wonderful “Christian values” of a pre-1962 America. It had to have been awesome to have been a white male Christian back then.
Glad I missed it.
About the Author
Tripp York teaches religious studies at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of more than half a dozen books including, Third Way Allegiance, The Purple Crown, and Living on Hope While Living in Babylon. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming three-volume collection called the Peaceable Kingdom Series. An actor and a lighting designer, Tripp also surfs and spends his weekends shoveling elephant and giraffe poop.