Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Sweet Supreme Court Victory for the Bored Gods!
Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!" Religious freedom is what we're all about! Supreme Court hands bored gods a big thumbs up, and Quetzalcotl's doing the jig!
Gotta make this easy reading, so here goes:
Yesterday, the pre-Sammy Supreme Court ruled against Alberto Gonzalez and Dubya, saying that a sect named O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal may use a tea they brew that contains dimethyltriptamine (DMT).
For Dick and Jane: If you worship the right bored god, you get to use hallucinogens. Supreme Court says so. It's freedom of religion.
This isn't a bunch of hippies flying the astral plane. This is a serious praise and worship team that believes one can only experience God through drinking ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic tea.
We at "The Gods Are Bored" aren't going to argue a point that the Supreme Court has decided. You go, O Centro!
In fact, this sounds to us like a praise and worship team that should attract more disciples. We here at "The Gods Are Bored" do not endorse recreational drug use, but, ah ..... spiritual drug use, carefully applied, is probably just what it's billed: a chance to talk to ancient South American gods.
The most important point of this ruling is simply that America has many diverse faiths, and they all deserve respect.
And respect means not having your sacred ceremonies disrupted by the DEA.
Sorry, Dubya. Sandra's last ruling is a pip.
THE MERLIN OF BERKELEY SPRINGS