Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm still alive!

Sorry I've been so bad about posting! I'm doing fine, but our house is still without power. I'm crossing my fingers that it will be on when I get home from work this evening. I'm at work right now, and I didn't write an entry ahead of time, so I'm going to write this throughout the day. It may be random and disjointed.

My office is also without electricity, so a friendly anti-human trafficking organization has taken us in, and we're sharing space with them.

This last weekend was lovely because the supervisor of one of my roommates was away and offered us her house for the weekend. Not only does she have electricity, but wireless internet and cable TV. It was pretty magical.

So, I stumbled upon the Texas constitution, as I was researching state labor laws, and I thought
it was worthwhile to skim parts of it. I discovered in article 1, section 4, that atheists can be excluded from public office here:

Article 1 - BILL OF RIGHTS
No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being.

This is Texas, my friends.

I'll write with more substance later. :-) In the meantime, here's a picture of me with some of my roommates when we went to an Astros game.


Mary said...

...provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being.


Very cute picture. :-)

Sue said...

Hi Amber!
Steve found a loop hole in the Texas Constitution: ...provided HE acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being...

So if you're a woman, you're exempt...feel free to spread your atheist propaganda;)

So glad you're surviving your Texas initiation rite sans power. You've surpassed our own personal best of 7 days without electricity. We doff our Texas ten gallon hats to you!