NEW School Prayer

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  1. Sam

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    I wasn't sure where I should post this so I thought it might be enjoyed best here. This was sent to me by a family member in Kentucky. I hope you will like it.

    Since the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord's Prayer are not allowed in most public schools anymore because the wor "God" is mentioned...
    A ked in Arizona wrote the attached NEW School Prayer.

    I Like It...

    Now I sit me down in school
    Where praying is against the rule
    For this great nation under God
    Finds mention of Him very odd.

    If Scripture now the class recites,
    It violates the Bill of Rights.
    And anytime my head I bow
    Becomes a Federal matter now.

    Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
    That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
    The law is specific, the law is precise.
    Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

    For praying in a public hall
    Might offend someone with no faith at all.
    In silence alone we must meditate,
    God's name is prohibited by the state.

    We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
    And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
    They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
    To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

    We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
    And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
    It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong,
    We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.

    We can get our condoms and birth controls,
    Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
    But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
    No word of God must reach this crowd.

    It's scary here I must confess,
    When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
    So, Lord, this silent plea I make :
    Should I be shot; My soul please take!
    AMEN

    Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me,I will be ashamed of you before my Father."

    I am not ashamed.
     
  2. Smellin Coffee

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    My kids attend a local public school as well as the town sports leagues. I think it is neat that the Little League pledge is quoted by every Little League baseball player before he plays. The first line of the pledge is, "I trust in God, I love my country..."

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  3. Sam

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    SC,
    That sounds like a wonderful pledge for the schools and teams to resight. I have never heard it before. Thank God for all the people who still value and take a stand for Him. If you know all the words I would love for you to share them. It might be a good pledge for the church kids to learn. ~Sheila~

    [ April 13, 2002, 02:28 PM: Message edited by: Sam ]
     
  4. Test4Eric

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    What if the kid doesn't trust in God? What if he's a Muslim? Do they still let him play?

    By the way, it's called the first amendment, which bans goverment support of religion, such as prayer in school. If the Pledge of Allegiance said "One nation, under Buddah, with liberty and justice for all" what would you think of it? Probably something similar to how atheists feel when they're coerced into saying "one nation, under God."

    [ April 14, 2002, 02:45 PM: Message edited by: Test4Eric ]
     
  5. Smellin Coffee

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    As far as I know, it has never been an issue in my town.

    I understand where you are coming from on this and I am not arguing with you. However, when looking at American history, it is obvious that the founding fathers had in mind the idea of "One nation under Jehovah." I know that not all agreed or even believed in God. But it seems the majority did, hence the Biblical references in many of the early documents. There are also Scripture references engraved on many federal buildings. Our coinage states, "In God We Trust." Whether one agrees or not, the foundation of this country was based upon Jehovah, not Buddha or Mohammed. Should other religions be coerced into pledging allegiance to another god than their own? No. But the fact is, God is still a part of this country and as long as we can keep Him as such, I feel, the better off we as a country will be. :D
     
  6. Test4Eric

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    Yes, some of the founding fathers believed in the Christian God, but I believe they built a secular nation, not a Christian nation. That's what made them so great, in my humble opinon. The knew not to establish a government religion, and gave us the freedom to believe whatever we wanted to.
     
  7. Sam

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    Test4Eric, I bet you don't have a problem spending money that has "In God we Trust" on it so what would it hurt for our children to say, "In God I Trust and I love my Country"? We all have a God we believe in and the pledge doesn't say, God in Heaven I trust, so for some people it may be the god of Buddea they trust. ~Sheila~
     
  8. Test4Eric

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    I know people who actually cross "IGWT" out on occassion. Even so, would they be expected to not use money because they don't have a belief in God? Does the dollar bill say "For Christians Only"? If it said "In Allah we trust", I'm sure there would be a hayday over that.

    And if a child doesn't believe in God or doesn't want to feel like being coerced into saying "In God I Trust and I love my Country", then they shouldn't have to say it. What would Little League officials do if a kid refused to say it?

    And not everyone believes in a God, just thought I'd point that out.
     
  9. Test4Eric

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    I just had this poem sent to me via e.mail... thought I'd share it with y'all, and please, it's not an attack on anyone, so don't censor it.

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    Now I sit me down in chair
    So I can read my e-mail there
    A poem I see was sent around
    And found itself my inbox bound

    I read the text, I read each verse
    Our nation’s law this poem doth curse
    Our Constitution’s deemed obscene
    And all who forward it have agreed

    They want their god in public schools
    But in my eyes, they play the fools
    They say that “you can’t pray in class”
    And laughter sends me off my ass

    For those who study, who know the laws
    They understand the Establishment Clause
    Our government won’t a religion endorse
    That’s how America’s free, of course

    But beliefs still they will respect
    Freedom of speech they won’t neglect
    So find your desk, sit in your chair
    And say yourself a little prayer

    You’ll bend no rule to pray in school
    Worship your god, you’ll sure look cool
    Make envy, show off your wool
    You’ll have received reward in full (Matthew 6:5)

    And when you see the grade on your test
    You can thank Jesus for your F
    And for this lesson, thank him, too
    For studying, God’s no substitute
     
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    Test4Eric -

    Please read our posting rules. You are posting in a "Baptist Only" forum. You are free to open a topic of like nature in the free for all forums but any further posts in this area will be deleted.

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