Sunday, September 14, 2008

Benediction of a new Biology Building

Last Friday, they dedicated the new Life Science Building I am working in. A place where people study how the many life-forms evolved, how evolution itself works, and where a substantial percentage of the professors, post-docs, graduate students is atheist.

Anyway, it was named after James King Jr., a senator of the Florida legislature who has done a lot for Florida State University. Unfortunately, he dragged in a priest to do a benediction of the building! I was offended! Anyway, it is the usual violation of the separation of church and state, and I as an heathen really didn't appreciate it that I got blessed at such an public and open event. Now I have to bring in a horn and a bottle of mead to counter balance this!

1 comment:

eagles eyrie said...

It could be worse. Many state government buildings in Tallahassee had their cornerstones laid with Freemasonry rites involved - just check out the compass symbols on them!

They should just have bottles broken on them, like ships, hey?