The school in Middle Lake, near Humboldt, is planning for this year’s graduation and one student suggested that they no longer have someone say grace prior to the dinner.
According to Ange Nantau, her son Jake does not follow a religion and suggested, instead of grace, that they have a moment of silence before the graduation meal.
Nantau said not long after Jake made the suggestion, her son was the target of vandalism.
Good news. University prayers are dropping like flies around the country so it’s time we spread the godless love to high schools. Are high school prayers common? I don’t remember any back in my day and I lived in a super conservative WASPy town.
Nantau said the controversy, and the reaction, have only reinforced her son’s view of organized religions.
“It’s part of why my son chose to be an atheist,” she said. “He has gone to school with kids who profess to be Christians and then their behaviour does not show that outside of school, outside of their church.”
Unfortunately, this kid is getting the crash course on religious hypocrisy but maybe it’s for the best. It’s the same kind of stupid that will follow him around for the rest of his life.