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Old 03-29-2004, 06:51 PM   #16
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I think this has to be the longest running and most ridiculous argument screamed out by the conservative right. I prayed throughout my whole schooling, probably the only reason I made it through. We had prayer sessions before school, after school, and personal during school. What do these people want, why do they feel the need to pray out loud and have the school sponsor it? What did Jesus say about those praying out loud? Kids wore Christian T-shirts, wore crosses, etc what else do you need to advertise? Why do you need to advertise. Jesus, the disciples they didn't wear advertisements to prove their beliefs it came through with their actions.

The other thing that disturbs me about this "prayer" is hair color, piercings, and the way people dress have nothing to do with belief. The only thing these people want is for everyone to fit in their box, they won't feel safe until they know everyone of their children's peers are just like them.
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"We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King."



Uh...yeah, 'cause we all know only non-religious teens go out and have sex and get pregnant and all that....

My dad was talking to a pastor one time, and he told me something that the pastor told him, something that I feel is very true: "I don't teach math in church, so why would I expect religion to be put in school?"

Seriously...churches were invented for a reason, and kids are only in school 6 or 7 hours a day for 5 days a week...that's about 30 to 35 hours out of a week. Do they mean to tell me that they can't possibly use all the other hundreds of hours for stuff related to their specific religion?

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Old 03-29-2004, 08:19 PM   #17
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Now that I think about it, I dont see why anyone is discussing this. I thikn the prayer is funny and not very serious. Correct me if I'm wrong though. To me it seems mockish of the whole argument about prayer in schools.
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Now that I think about it, I dont see why anyone is discussing this. I thikn the prayer is funny and not very serious. Correct me if I'm wrong though. To me it seems mockish of the whole argument about prayer in schools.
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I don't think so, I actually know a lot of people who would believe in this prayer wholeheartingly. But who knows?
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I don't think so, I actually know a lot of people who would believe in this prayer wholeheartingly. But who knows?
Not as a prayer, but as a political statement....
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Not as a prayer, but as a political statement....
No, unfortunatly, to them they believe it as a prayer. I'm not kidding, I've seen prayers like this spoken with youth groups.
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that's kind of scary.....
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that's kind of scary.....
Yeah I've seen or worked with some strange churches in my time.
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