|Check out Snopes for the questionable factuality of the attribution.|
This entry is totally awesome, if by awesome the author mean terrifying (which (s)he might, but I doubt).
|What? They aren't not allowed anywhere in the USA. They are not allowed to be required, but they are allowed to be recited.|
|The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892, and the word 'God' was added in 1952. And I'm pretty sure the word 'God' is not in the Lord's Prayer or the problem anyone has with public schools requiring students to recite it.|
I'm pretty sure this prayer/pledge is going to be more disrespectful than this performance.
|Why is this in rhyming couplets? Why is this being derived from "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep"?|
Praying isn't against "the rule". Forcing others to pray is against the rules, especially forcing others to pray in a specified way. God can be mentioned; He cannot be asserted as undeniable.
|Scripture could possibly be recited as literature, but to be recited as fact does violate the Bill of Rights, specifically the First Amendment. Bowing your head is not a problem. Forcing someone else to bow his/her head is the "Federal matter", since 1791. It's also been a state-and-local matter since 1925.|
|I have never been in a school that allowed "unnatural" hair colors. Students were suspended from public schools that I attended for that very offense. I'm disappointed (but not surprised) that the author does not cite "the law" (s)he references here; I'm pretty sure the author made this law up.|
|Please stop beating this poor, dead, misinformed horse. You can pray. You cannot force someone else to pray your way. You might be offended by someone telling you that you must pray to Allah or Ganesh or Zeus or the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Xenu.|
|Again, I have never been in a public school where profanity is "allowed", and the phrase "dress like freaks" is extremely offensive and insensitive. I do not know specifically what the author means, but I cannot imagine that phrase meaning anything unoffensive.|
|I do not know what this is talking about. Was there a time in American history that students were allowed to bring guns to school? I guess that could be true, but why are we talking about guns now? Back on the dead horse, the Bible isn't banned. The Bible is also not a textbook, especially a science text.|
Liable? For what? Libel?
|Like Mary and Joseph!|
|What? I think the author is confused. I know I am.|
"Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove that splinter from your eye,' while the wooden beam is in your eye? You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother's eye." - Jesus (Matthew 7:1-5). So now I'm really confused. Is the author arguing for or against biblically taught morality?
|I am so tired and offended by this prayer/pledge. Please excuse me while I give the dead horse (and myself) a rest.|
|Woah! Surprise twist ending! I thought the author was mad that guns are allegedly outlawed? Can we find this student and tutor him/her in logical consistency?|
|I really wish we could get some citations from this author. I am not aware of any biblical reference to Jesus saying any such thing. The closest reference that I am aware of is St. Paul's second letter to Timothy 1:7-8, "For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God." That's Paul talking, though, not Jesus.|
|I'm just glad it's finally over!|
Sunday, March 6, 2011
RE: Fw: : A kid got an A+ for this paper
Once again, my inbox provides me with something I can't ignore. Email is on the left, my comments are on the right.