........I'll tell you why I'm not for prayer in schools. Not all prayers are
amenable to a "moment of silence" in the classroom. Some
prayers take more than a moment; some prayers are not consistent with
silence; some prayers can not take place in a classroom.
Let us say for example, that you are a Fundamentalist Christian who believes
that every word of the Bible is literal truth, and to you this means praying at
the moment the teacher pauses the class and asks for a moment spent in
reflection. Let us say that I, then, am a Fundamentalist Christian who believes
that when Jesus said
"When you pray, do not be like the
hypocrites! They love to stand up and pray in the synagogues and on the street
corners so that everyone will see them..."
...He meant it. For me,
this means "...when you pray, go to your room and close the door, and pray
to your Father, who is unseen." We both are sincere Fundamentalist Christians, although I take the
word of God more to heart than you do. Why should our taxdollar-supported
schools set aside a special time for your type of praying, and not mine?
I Meet The Monster from High
School, and Remember the Dead One
Elsewhere at Everything
Homo Nodor Stubbornis