I agree wholeheartedly. Separation of church and state means just that. The can be no mention of God – or any gods, for that matter – in class.
Which means, as well, no mention of Christmas. Or Easter (after a pagan goddess).
We need to change the days of the week – Tuesday (Tiw), Wednesday (Woden), etc. Maybe go to “Day 1”, “Day 2”, etc. Monday (Moon) and Sunday (Sun) may be able to be kept, as the names are ambiguous.
Months will have to be reviewed – January (Janus), March (Mars), May (Maia), and June (Juno) are all Roman “gods”. Julius (July) and Augustus (August) Caesars were deified, so out they go too. February comes from the name of a religious purification ritual, so that is suspect. But, hey, we still have April and the four 'Embers,
Now, to prevent any other gods’ names from being mentioned, the following are prohibited:
- The mention of any planet or planetoid, asteroid, or satellite. Other than “earth” or “moon”.
- using the adjectives jovial (Jove=Jupiter), mercurial (Mercury), hermetic (Hermes), venereal (Venus), martial (Mars), etc.
- the elements mercury, uranium, neptunium, plutonium
- anyone whose name had a god’s name in it – like any name that ends in -*el *(Daniel) or -*yah *(Eliyah thus Elijah), or contains *theo *(Theodore, Dorothy), *god *(Godwin), thor (Thorburn), *os *(Osmond), etc.
- Atlases must now be called “map books”, and the Atlantic Ocean must now be called the “Nonpacific”.
- Any reference to India or Indians must change as the word invokes the god Indra.
- “Good-bye” is forbidden as it actually comes from “God be with ye”.
- “Gosh”, “golly”, “jeepers”, etc. are likewise prohibited. We know who you’re talking about. :tsktsk: