Especially For Sunday Morning

In the town of Bay Minette, Alabama the city judge has come up with a unique choice for non violent offenders before him. Take your jail time and fine or attend the church of your choice every Sunday for a year. After which, if you have checked in with both the pastor and the police each Sunday, case dismissed. Wonder how long it will last.
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 25, 2011

Interesting, and I think it would work too. But there is sure to be opposition and the ACLU will certainly step in at some point.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/25/11 at 06:08 AM
First of all, before all else is said, the ACLU can go commit an anatomical impossibility upon itself and all it's adherents are welcome to follow suit.

Great idea. The prison system is way overloaded with non-violent types that the tax payers are supporting. Send them all to church, make them work off their crimes, strap anklets on them, or whatever it takes to get them off the government's payroll. Nuke a few more too for that matter.

Y'all have a happy Sunday. 💋
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/25/11 at 08:21 AM
@ expat

My sentiments exactly and you can add the NAACP (at least as racist as the KKK), Greenpiss, NWA (N...... With Attitude), PETA, CAIR (a cover organization for radical islam), GLBT (the voice of radical perversion) and a few more I don't have time to think of.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/25/11 at 08:31 AM
Since when does the ACLU need "a case" to go after some perceived wrong? Even if the judge throws the case out the cost of getting a lawyer to even go that far is an expense that, IMnsHO, should be charged back to the claimant.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/25/11 at 01:29 PM
I once aspired to being a pastafarian but I let my religious fervor get out of hand. Now I go to meetings where I have to stand before the membership and say "hello, my name is Yogi and I am a pastaholic". :cheese:
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/25/11 at 06:30 PM
Fascism: A radical, authoritarian nationalist political ideology. It advocates the creation of a totalitarian single-party state that seeks the mass mobilization of a nation through indoctrination, physical education, and family policy.

Somehow I just don't think I fit that mold!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/26/11 at 12:20 AM
Folks--let's remember to keep the partisan speechifying down to a minimum! Who wants to be just another blog full of political arguments? Weirdness transcends all ideologies!
Posted by Paul on 09/26/11 at 10:25 AM
I agree, Paul, those pastafarians were getting out of hand!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/26/11 at 10:27 AM
I don't hate them, I just think they are ridiculously misguided.

And it doesn't sound like you have much love for that judge YOU disagree with.

And lets snip this in the bud. Paul has already made it clear that diatribes and rants between posters will incur his wrath and may even involve the BAN HAMMER.

So if you want to continue you will have to do so without me.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/26/11 at 03:47 PM
ROFL @ Pastafarian, Southern naptist, etc.

But as is typical of those of you with the limited vision of someone who is not a total megalomaniac, you are missing the big picture. But you have inspired me to new heights of religious accomplishment.

I am going to start my own religion and call it "The Mystical Order of the Cryptozoonotic Pederastrians". My belief system will be simple and will have only three main tenets.

1 - There are only two ways to get to heaven. You must bugger a mythical beast or...

2 - Have someone who has buggered a mythical beast intercede for you with the heavenly powers.

3 - Since I will make it clear that I am the only living being who has actually buggered a mythical beast and that it has since passed on to the Cryptozoonotic Pederastrian heaven itself leaving no others behind (pun not intended...yeah right) I will place them on my intercession list for the modest sum of $100.00 USD per month.

I figure that with 6 billion plus people on this mud ball orbiting the sun I can find at the very least 100 <strike>fools</strike> followers. I do think I could live very comfortably on $10,000.00 USD a month and if my religion goes viral, well watch out Bill Gates. I just might buy you out.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/26/11 at 06:02 PM
Now there's a thought Scout! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/26/11 at 09:14 PM
What do you mean "collection plate"? I always thought they were handing it out. But I wasn't greedy, I only took a five or ten and left the twenties alone.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/27/11 at 02:20 AM
The key word is "zealots". Not true students of their faith but people who bent it to their evil agenda. However, religion was not always involved. Hitler was an Aryan supremacist, Stalin was anti religion as was Lenin. Then you have the pseudo science of eugenics. The real problem is not any one belief system but the evil in the hearts of some men. Much of the genocide of the last century was done against one culture by another without religion being involved. And don't forget that religious people are also persecuted for their faith by unbelievers as well as believers of other faiths.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/27/11 at 11:57 AM
It seems to me that the judge is onto something. No one stated that they have to accept the religion, just attend.
Posted by Mini Viking on 09/28/11 at 12:05 PM
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