AMERICA WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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  1. 4-christ

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    I THINK THAT WE SHOULD HAVE PRAYERS, 10 COMMENDMENTS, AND THE CROSS IN OUR SCHOOL. WHY I THINK THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE THE CROSS IN SCHOOL,BECAUSE IT REMINDS EVERYONE FOR WHAT JESUS DONE FOR US.
     
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    If you mean teacher led prayers that are forced on all the students, then I disagree. I am a Christian Public school teacher and a parent, and I will tell you, there are people in our schools who need to never discuss religion with my kids or pray a prayer. Reasons:

    1. They are atheists and their prayers are worthless.
    2. They are not qualified to be spiritual leaders.

    Now, if you mean that students and teachers should have the right to pray outside of class time, then I agree. But, then again, thanks to Reagan and the SC, you already have that right. Nobody can stop you from praying.

    I have no problem displaying the ten commandments or the cross in schools. I do have a problem when it again comes to teachers in public schools teaching about theology, because again, I don't want liberals and atheists who are not qualified to teach my kids about Christianity doing so. Theology is best taught at home or at Church by Godly people who are qualified to do so.

    Furthermore, if one lives in a majority Jewish community, do you think they should be able to do their blessings, have menorrahs, Stars of David and even teach the Kabbalah in schools? How would you, hypothetically as a Christian parent minority feel if your child went to that school?

    What if you are a Christian parent living in a majority Muslim community? How far do we take things before we cross the line of religious freedom into the realm of establishing a religion, and one's interpretation of their teachings and forcing it on the student population in general?

    Should an atheist be forced to pray a Christian prayer? Should a Jew be forced to pray a Christian prayer? If you are having trouble with that, let me ask you, should a Christian living in a majority muslim community be forced to pray a muslim prayer?

    Just my thoughts,

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    The KKK would say the same thing.
     
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    To whom are you referring? Also, I think that is a rather unfair argument because agreement on one issue does not signify blanket universal agreement on all issues.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  5. Plain Old Bill

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    Dear 4-Christ listen to Joe he's telling it right.You can pray in school nobody can stop you. Trouble is like Joe says you don't know who is leading you in spiritual teaching in the public school.
    All of these things are available in Christian schools.
    When the 10 commandments were up in the classrooms the big crimes were running in the halways and chewing gum , so that would work good to bring that back.I'm an old guy so I remember when there was prayer in school(we had a silent minute of prayer)and I remember when the 10 commandments were in school along with the Christmas story and manger settings.
     
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    Dear 4-Christ listen to Joe he's telling it right.You can pray in school nobody can stop you. Trouble is like Joe says you don't know who is leading you in spiritual teaching in the public school.
    All of these things are available in Christian schools.
    When the 10 commandments were up in the classrooms the big crimes were running in the halways and chewing gum , so that would work good to bring that back.I'm an old guy so I remember when there was prayer in school(we had a silent minute of prayer)and I remember when the 10 commandments were in school along with the Christmas story and manger settings.
     

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