Monday, July 18, 2011

A New School Prayer

A friend of mine recently posted a link to this on her Facebook page. Whether written by a 15 year old or not, I thought it summed up things nicely.

"New Pledge of Allegiance"

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 more, go here:!/notes/randy-pokester-nelson/new-school-prayera-must-read15-yr-old-wrote-this-from-arizona/10150258482008457


Katherine said...

The Catholic school system in this country was founded because of prayer and religious devotions and instruction in the public schools.

Cade of TN said...

Prayer is allowed at school. To not allow a student to pray at school is illegal.They can read the bible, pray before meals , study religious texts on school grounds. In fact students and teachers can and do organize non-curricular prayer group and other religious clubs too. What is illegal is for Teachers and Administrators to promote, encouraging or discouraging prayer while acting as goverment officals.When they are not they can do what ever they want when they are not. If a Teacher lead the student body in Muslim prayer before a football game, you would probabily get pissed too. It should also be noted that seperation of church and state is what the goverment from taxing Churches. If those kids are raised without religion, getting krocked up, dressing like punkers ,and/or acting like genral assholes; then maybe their parents get some discipline. It is their responsibility teach them the religion and morality, not the government.

Anonymous said...

Catholic to many is defined as universal. This to many of us means those who believe and follow Jesus and his teachings are part of the Universal (Catholic) church.

I would submit that you are representing the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. Your term Catholic is accurate if the the Roman is included.

My question is also this: "Why do Roman Catholics rarely include the term Roman"? Greeks, Russian, and others give their complete designation, why Not Roman Catholics?