to pray or not to pray

@winky73 (1396)
United States
May 22, 2007 1:51pm CST
Mary's Lamb Think carefully about what you will be reading. This is a new one for me... Mary had a little Lamb, His fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went, The Lamb was sure to go. He followed her to school each day, T'wasn't even in the rule. It made the children laugh and play, To have a Lamb at school. And then the rules all changed one day, Illegal it became; To bring the Lamb of God to school, Or even speak His Name! Every day got worse and worse, And days turned into years. Instead of hearing children laugh, We heard gun shots and tears. What must we do to stop the crime, That's in our schools today? Let's let the Lamb come back to school, And teach our kids to pray! What do you think?Would prayer make a difference in our schools?Would you like to see it make a comeback or are you totally against it?
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@compumom (738)
• United States
26 May 07
I have nothing against prayer. As a matter of fact, I pray daily (several times a day). The problem isn't allowing prayer in school, I don't think. The problem is the superior religious attitude that some people have about prayer. You can pray in quiet or in a group, but people should not feel guilty about not praying. They should want to pray and feel like something is missing when they don't pray. As is so common in society, people are made to feel guilty when they are not 'religious enough'. Wanting to spend time with someone is different than being forced to spend time with someone. Prayer is no different. We have free will and should pray willingly. Forcing kids to pray may turn them off.
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@winky73 (1396)
• United States
27 May 07
You are right....it should not be forced....but at the moment it's not even allowed in some places.Prayer and religion should be by choice and if someone chooses to do so....it should be accepted.The same way when someone chooses not to believe in that sort of thing...they should be left alone and not pressured about it.
@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
22 May 07
There is absolutely nothing uncostitutional about voluntary prayer at school. There is even nothing unconstitutional about bringing your Bible. Nothing unconstitutional about the ten commandments. I want to discuss right off the bat the ten commandments themselves. I am sure everyone has heard a story or two about some public institution having its ten commandments removed. The ten commandments are what basic western law is based upon. Civilizations including ours have based our rule of law on the ten commandments. Lets just look at a few of them: 1.Thou shall not kill. I want just someone to tell me what is wrong with that. 2.Thou shall not steal. Once again someone just tell me what is wrong with teaching our children the respect for other people's property. 3.Thou shall not commit adultery. There is a reason why marriages are being destroyed. The rejection of God out of public life is a total error. We base our culture on God as our cornerstone. I do not care what your religious belief system is. You have a god, even if you don't want to admit it. This god is the centerpiece of your life. People that belive in nothing will fall for anything. Yes I want to see it come back.
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@winky73 (1396)
• United States
23 May 07
Well said and you make a good point....as always :) I grew up in Germany and in schools there they actually have a class for religon. These classes are not based on just one believe....but focuse more on what religon is all about. I don't hardly ever go to church....but that doesn't mean I don't believe in God and yes I do pray.I would hate for a child to be told that they can't pray no matter where they are....just because someone finds it offensive. Praying and believing never hurt anyone.....but loosing all hope because you have nothing to believe in hurts people everyday. So yes...I would like to see it being allowed in schools again.
@Phlamingho (7827)
• Denmark
22 May 07
Religion has nothing to do with education so no it shouldn't be allowed in school.
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@winky73 (1396)
• United States
22 May 07
I can't quite agree with the not allowing it.It should be optional but not forbidden.