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“In God We Trust” coming to an Oklahoma classroom near you

12:38 PM EST on February 19, 2018

Oklahoma's educational system is in such bad shape that lawmakers are now begging for divine intervention to help solve the crisis.

According to KOSU, an Oklahoma Senate committee recently advanced a bill that would require all Oklahoma schools, including the ones that are only open four days a week, to display “In God We Trust” in every classroom.

Via KOSU:

A Senate Committee passed a bill Monday morning that would force schools to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in every classroom.

Senate Bill 1016 requires the placement of the motto, as soon as private funds are available.

That's cool. If we can't educate our students properly, we might as well indoctrinate them with religion and nationalism. At least that way the students will learn something.

Here's the reasoning for the bill:

Grove Republican Senator Wayne Shaw says he authored the bill because the national motto is on the official currency of United States, so it should be in Oklahoma classrooms.

“It’s our national motto–I think it needs to be displayed, first of all. Secondly, ironically, there’s some people don’t even know it’s our national motto, and they need to be aware of that.”

I think all religions are kind of silly, but I don't have a problem with "In God We Trust" being our national motto. It's kind of perfect. Countries are basically imaginary boundaries drawn by people looking to control and rule other human beings, while God is an imaginary deity that was created by people who were also looking to control and rule other human beings. I guess it makes sense for these imaginary things to trust one another.

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