Cookies -- the forbidden fruit

SHARE:

By Houndie --

With all the recent articles and comments about the Deep South and how its school systems still push the biblical accounts of creation and prayer and so forth, I thought I'd add my own experience in just such a school.

During the midmorning snack break in my kindergarten class (circa 1975) I attended here in Bibleville, Tennessee, we had a hard and fast rule: No touching of the cookie or milk before prayer! Do it and take your fate into you own hands. Being that I was, at the time, a obediant little sheep, there was no way I would have considered such heinous crime, no matter how tempting the cookie. We had to thank God for our cookie and milk, and to parttake prior to prayer was tantamont to heresy. So, it was to my own shock and horror that I found myself accused of this very crime.

A cookie was dispensed to my plate in a crumbled state and someone assumed that because it was missing a fair-sized piece, I must have eaten it. Fingers pointed and heads turned. I protested my innocence vehemently but my cries fell on deaf ears and my cookie went south into the great round file. I suddenly became the pariah of the class, (okay, maybe not that dramatic) but eyes narrowed and classmates whispered together. I had to go sit in the corner and I got no cookie or milk (which didn't really bother me, cuz I don't like milk much).

All kidding aside, I really did feel guilty like I did something wrong, even though I did nothing. No one ever thought for a second that maybe the cookie was broken, they just assumed that I had taken the forbidden pre-prayer bite. We also had to pray before lunch and when we had our flag pledge. So you see, growing up in the South in the early 70's the bible played a big part. The sad part is little kids shouldn't have such religious guilt put on them just for sneaking bites of cookies! It's a cookie for chrissakes!

I suppose the xtians would argue that the cookie was stepping stone and next thing you know I'da been stealin hubcaps and spray painting swastikas on the school building. All I know is that it is a great wrong to instill such feelings of guilt on such little, moldable people so much so that they might still reflect upon it years later.

COMMENTS

A. Uiet Bhor,8,Agnosticator,9,Al Wm Johnson,3,Alegria,3,Alen Basic,1,American Apostate,3,Andrew Jasko,3,Anne R Keye,6,AnonAgno94,4,Apostate Paul,3,Articles,842,Aspieguy,12,Astreja,19,Atheist Dad,1,atheistnurse,10,AtheistToothFairy,6,Avangelism Project,7,Ben Love,68,Bill J,17,billybee,10,BlackFreethought,11,Bob Keye,3,Bob P,9,Bob R,5,boomSlang,2,Bore Venal Charlatan,2,Brian B,5,Brian Kellogg,8,Brisancian,3,Brother Jeff,9,Bruce Gerencser,2,Bruno Corey,1,Butch,2,C. T. Ogden,4,Calladus,5,Carl S,361,Carol Putnam,2,Carolyn Hyppolite,10,Cecelia,4,Cheryl Ensom Dack,6,Chris W.,1,Christian Agnostic,2,Christmas,66,ChuckyJesus,7,ConversationsWithA,1,D. R. Khashaba,6,DagoodS,17,Daniel Morgan,2,Daniel out of the Lion's Den,15,Daniel Payne,1,Dano,28,darklady,7,Dave8,1,DealDoctor,29,Dennis Diehl,1,Dethblight,6,dharma,4,Discordia,4,DocMIke,30,Doubting Thomas,2,Doug John,1,Dr. Marlene Winell,41,Dr. Valerie Tarico,215,DRC,2,dswrites,2,Easter,32,EChamberlainMD,12,Ed (Teapot),2,Eric Jeffries,2,eveningmeadows,13,Evid3nc3,4,ex-Pastor Dan,25,exfundy,8,exPenty,8,Faithfool,2,Feature,6,Fernando Alcántar,5,freddieb42,2,freeatlast,6,Freethinking Okie,1,Gabe,3,Gary T. McDonald,1,God-O-Rama,6,Godlessgrrl,5,Greenworld,4,hellboundsoul,3,Houndies,3,Ian,14,illu minati,2,Incongruous Circumspection,11,J.C. Samuelson,25,J.W.,2,JadedAtheist,2,Jake Rhodes,3,James A. Haught,4,James C,4,Jazzybelle,3,Jennifer,3,Jody,5,John Blatt,8,John Botha,1,John Draper,26,John Fraysse,7,John Loftus,26,John Shores,26,Kalos,4,Karen Garst,31,Kevin Parry,1,Klym,24,Larry C,5,Larry Spencer,5,Letters,147,Libby Anne,3,Log1cd1ctat3s,2,Lorena,16,Luke,1,lungfish,1,Micah_Cowan,3,Michael Runyan,31,Michael Sherlock,5,Mriana,38,MtlRedAtheist,8,News,170,Nikki,1,Nvrgoingbk,7,NYdiva,2,ooglyman,2,Opinion,957,Patrice,2,Paul So,26,Philippe Orlando,3,Philonous,1,Politics,59,Positivist,5,Psy-Cop,1,psychman33,5,Rational Okie,3,Renoliz,10,Rev Ex-Evangelist,7,RickO,3,Robert Conner,8,Ronna Russell,11,RubySera,1,Rudy,4,Russ Hamel,2,SailerFraud,5,Sam Singleton,5,Science,105,SConner,2,SeageVT,3,Shaolin,4,Sharon,3,Simplex Munditiis,3,Son of a preacher,5,Stephen F. Uhl,4,Steve Dustcircle,4,Stillunsure,4,Stronger Now,3,summerbreeze,33,Susan G. Bonella,3,Tania,22,tekHedd,2,Testimonials,1898,Thanksgiving,8,The New Heretics,4,The STeWpId MoNkEy,4,The Thylacine,2,TheThinkingAtheist,5,Thin-ice,5,ThinkTank,5,Thomas,1,Tim Simmons,22,Tim Sledge,3,Tim Whistorn,2,Tim Wolf,1,TinMan,1,True Anathema,4,TruthSurge,11,Tyrone Williams,5,u,1,Ubi Dubium,4,undercover agnostic,24,unoder,7,Vadarama,2,Victor J Webster,2,Videos,433,Vyckie,11,Webmdave,85,WidePathGirl,2,WizenedSage,158,xrayman,6,xxkindofboredxx,2,Zach Moore,13,
ltr
item
ExChristian.Net: Cookies -- the forbidden fruit
Cookies -- the forbidden fruit
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nCT0ylbc5hE/TFqxyoF9gTI/AAAAAAAADLk/yFTOJwGccCE/s320/rr-prayer-photo.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nCT0ylbc5hE/TFqxyoF9gTI/AAAAAAAADLk/yFTOJwGccCE/s72-c/rr-prayer-photo.jpg
ExChristian.Net
https://new.exchristian.net/2010/08/cookies-forbidden-fruit.html
https://new.exchristian.net/
https://new.exchristian.net/
https://new.exchristian.net/2010/08/cookies-forbidden-fruit.html
true
1266985040290242663
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy