Literal demon worshippers

PJMediaThe curriculum urges teachers to lead students in a series of indigenous songs and chants, including the “In Lak Ech Affirmation,” which appeals directly to the Aztec gods. Students clap and chant to the god Tezkatlipoka—whom the Aztecs worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism—asking him for the power to become “warriors” for “social justice.” Then the students chant to the gods Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, seeking “healing epistemologies” and a “revolutionary spirit.” Huitzilopochtli was the Aztec god of war who inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices.

The chant ends with a request for “liberation, transformation, decolonization,” after which students shout “Panche beh! Panche beh!” in a quest for “critical consciousness.”

As Rufo noted, the curriculum’s support for chants directly appealing to Aztec gods almost certainly violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. If that clause prevents public schools from leading Christian prayers, it must certainly forbid the exact opposite.

Well, if you count pagan gods who demand human sacrifice as demons, which seems to me a perfectly acceptable definition. What shouldn't be perfectly acceptable is worshipping them in the public school curriculum.

I'm not even Christian myself; I consider myself a pragmatic agnostic. I don't mind most alternative religions that have reasonable and civilized moral codes. But even I can see problems with promoting worship of gods who demand human sacrifice, and that's even before you start indoctrinating kids in schools with this.

Those of you who do consider yourselves explicitly Christian, perhaps it's time to wake up and defend your faith.

This entry was published Mon Mar 15 21:08:18 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-03-15 21:08:18.0. [Tweet]

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