THE NEW SCHOOL PRAYER
This was written by a teen in Bagdad, Arizona. This is incredible!
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!
Yeah, I don't hide my atheism from anyone, and I've ranted a few times about this, but this makes me want to punch someone. WTF? None of these things are prohibited in school.
If you want to pray out loud, YOU CAN.
If you want to paste the Ten Commandments on your backpack or prominently display them on your other belongings, YOU CAN DO THAT TOO.
Oh man, that right and wrong aren't being taught in our public schools, because teachers never send kids to detention for breaking the rules. THAT'S JUST CRAZY TALK.
Just because our school teachers and administration can't endorse these things doesn't mean the students can't do them on their own time/belongings. This tard apparently knows nothing about what he's talking about, and that pisses me off. On top of that, religion doesn't make you a better person, morals do. I had a conversation about this a while back, and I know religion does teach morals and that's good, but lack of religion != lack of morals. kthnxbye
My school has a Bible club, that's fine with me. Heck, I don't even mind that they plaster their posters around the school like all the other clubs. That's their perogative. They have every right to behave like any other club. But if a teacher had us pray every morning in class, that's stepping over the line. I don't believe in it. And there's the implication that somehow I'm inferior to my Christian classmates, which is just NOT ON.
In brief: The writer is severely brainwashed by his/her parents and/or really, really dumb. You can practice religion in school. The teachers/administration can't in any official capacity. Oh, and people have to stop equating religion and morality. Now.