WE NEED PRAYERS BACK IN THE SCHOOLS IT SHOULD NOT HAVE EVER BEEN TAKEN OUT YOU SEE HOW MUCH VIOLENCE IS GOING ON NOW THESE SCHOOLS DO NOT BELONG TO ANYONE BUT GOD WE ALL DO NOT OWN NOTHING ON THIS EARTH IT IS ONLY A LOAN TO US FROM HIM PEOPLE NEED TO REALIZE IT BECAUSE ALL THIS STUFF THAT IS GOING ON HE IS GONNA DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AFTER AWHILE HE WILL GET TIRED OF IT.IT IS ASHAME OF THE THINGS THAT IS GOING ON SO WE NEED PRAYERS BACK IN THE SCHOOLS!
put prayer back into the schools if people don"t want to take part they can stay silent until the others have finished , they talk about rights christians rights are stepped on everyday , this countrys morals have just sunk to a very low level.
Our children need taught more respect and Honor and the pledge of allegiance unites that!
KNOW PRAYER, KNOW POWER NO PRAYER, NO POWER.
Just because a child (or adult) is not praying in YOUR presence, that doesn't mean that they don't know how to pray or don't pray.
Besides, this is a bogus petition. Students can STILL pray in public school.
I hesitate to sign this-there are not enough details here. For one, I wonder if you would mean that kids must do a mandatory prayer out loud with others who may be of a different faith, or several different faiths. Or would you have one religion at a time, have a prayer. This could get clique-ish too. I believe in fairness to all, a certain amount of minutes could be observed at the school as a moment of silence to connect with whom/whatever is your personal divine guidance. I think in the...
I hesitate to sign this-there are not enough details here. For one, I wonder if you would mean that kids must do a mandatory prayer out loud with others who may be of a different faith, or several different faiths. Or would you have one religion at a time, have a prayer. This could get clique-ish too. I believe in fairness to all, a certain amount of minutes could be observed at the school as a moment of silence to connect with whom/whatever is your personal divine guidance. I think in the 70's one school I went to did this practice, and though we were of different faiths-the ultimate energy was still very eclectic and beautiful for everyone. The school could have a bulletin board maybe, where kids could find out about classes, ceremonies, masses, that they want to learn more about, to join others in fellowships if they want to. kids find ways to sign up for sports, bands, other groups, this does not really need to be different. maybe subsitute for an elective, instead of oh, study hall, or typing, something like that. But forcing any religion down somebodys throat is a sure way to get rebellion.
And how many Gods are there?
When they did pray in school, there was a moment of silence and each individual prayed silently the way they wanted to pray or if they chose not to have that moment of reflection no one was forced to do anything. We don't have a problem with everyone saluting a flag as if it were God, which could be looked upon as border line idolatry. This is a lost nation. We need to think!!
I really don't know how many Gods there were, because it was a silent prayer time. Buddah, Allah, St. Christopher, Jesus...it was unlimited. and nobody was required to state or explain what they were thinking about.
Take time to pray.... It is the greatest power on earth!
IF, MY PEOPLE. WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, WOULD TURN FROM THERE WICKED WAYS.... AND PRAY I,WILL HEAL THE LAND......
The USA is supposed to be a free nation. I think each child should be able to pray to their families religion. A moment of silence for prayer in the schools should be permitted.
Did you read whar this man Thomas just said? This is the only way it will be saved. Thank you Thomas.
When I was in grade school prayers and scripture was read & spoken across the PA System for our morning devotions.
Devotional morning exercize was acceptable! They were something all classes looked forward to. Children were happier getting their day started that way! I never saw any dismay or uncomfortable feelings brought out by anybody from having a simple morning devotion! Let the devils in and prayer goes out the window; (along with the serinity that accompanies prayer and verses.) When they go, sanity goes, when sanity goes, then hate comes in, mean spirits erupt, fear comes in taking away...
Devotional morning exercize was acceptable! They were something all classes looked forward to. Children were happier getting their day started that way! I never saw any dismay or uncomfortable feelings brought out by anybody from having a simple morning devotion! Let the devils in and prayer goes out the window; (along with the serinity that accompanies prayer and verses.) When they go, sanity goes, when sanity goes, then hate comes in, mean spirits erupt, fear comes in taking away everything good and meaningful in lives of daily living. Without it, there is emptiness! Children crave what comes natural, being drawn to God's will, His cause, and to His Way. Acts of devotion to Him in morning hours makes each day a better one, not only for the student but for teachers, administrators, office workers, the food department, maintenance, and all personal plus parents who help teachers and teachers' aides. Everyone benefits so how dare others rise up and say things like 'Jesus no good' kidding or no; that is like laughing in Father God's face, that is intimidating to a Christian and the believer! America is being tried but we are very true to our values as Christian America!
I feel that it is unhealthy to be afraid of things getting worse, and unhealthy to have fear of bad things happening. Fear is opposite of FAITH. Fear causes people to have faith that bad things are going to happen. Faith that things are going to be fine, and wonderful, is FAITH in GOD. GOOD.
I don't believe that your perception is accurate. The only people that will fear is those who don't have a relationship with God. To know God is to trust God. We of FAITH have nothing to fear but fear itself. I only fear God himself because I know that if I don't live according to his word. THEN and only THEN should I be afraid.
I agree Dottie and when I was a kid we say a prayer and pledge allegiance and all of us were fine. It made us better people We came together in the class room. I have respect for all religions and how other people practice their faith and they too should be giving a time to do whatever it is they do in their faith while the Catholic children pray
So much is the taken away in our schools that I don't agree with and was upset when they happened. One nation under God ! It seems that as religion is taking out by government our nation becomes weakness. Society has been weakness in socail structure and kids r going wild, violence between peers has gone up. Just my opinion!
children and adults should have the right to pray in school if they want to.freedom of religion is one of the things the united states was founded on!
I agree with you - it doesn't matter what religion. Just bring it back.
Prayer conquers all!! When Prayer was taken out of School, this world went down hill!! I agree totally, AMEN!!!
We need God back in schools that's when we lost control of our children
How can we raise our children without prayer. I believe that this would bring peace and harmony to the children. I pray that God will give all of us the strength to carry on
I wish that Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag was brought back in. If Muslims can pray why cant we. Why do Americans disregard their history because it offends some one else.
Greg J. AGREE!
Whoever allowed Muslims those rights should allow Christians their rights. And as Christians, we need to stand up and let our voices be heard. The other religions have no problems speaking out and getting what they want done. In some way, this has been done to Christians because we have allowed it.
I totally agree with you Greg. If Muslims are allowed then we should be able to as well considering our Nation was built upon it and prospered because of our faith. It all seems double standard to me.
I prached ths point everyday. We must stand us now!
NOBODY is stopping you and your children from praying if you're not doing it on the TAXPAYER'S time and dime. It's really annoying how many of you people are too ignorant to understand the concept of separation of church and state. You want to live in a theocracy, move to Iran. If not, shut up and realize we live in a nation where not everybody is forced to believe as you do and you do NOT have the right to have your views subsidized by the government, at ANY level.
Some school still have this! :) I'm happy!
LeAnna Turner ...AMEN SISTA!
Mr. Miller, no one is forcing ANYone to believe as we do. However, we do deserve the right to live as we wish. We are also taxpayers with rights. You have a right to choose how you believe. And so we have that same right. I was raised up in school, when we had prayer. I don't recall ANYone being forced to pray.
Our history Greg? Most of the founding fathers were Theists, not Christian. Google the Jefferson bible. If it's about "our" history, then African religions, and Taoism and Buddhism as well as Native American practices have to be part of that. If it is your history, then that's different.
Christianity is about my history. There are many different religions in this country doing just fine. It's the christians who are being pushed out. Read your Bible. One day every knee will bow before God. All will know he is the King of Kings. What will we say in that day?
@Greg, You are a dumbass.
Aidan you need to learn how to repect others ,if you dont like our ways ,and American why come here grow up kid learn repect or is it where you come from dont teach you maners or repect for others , we have the right to believe and what we do this is our country , just because you dont like others ways you call them names grow up kid
Greg, Sir. America was not founded by religious gentleman. I am pretty sure they were atheists. so I'm not actually sure what you are talking about when you say that "Americans disregard their history". So please enlighten me!
Our world was created by God Nicole Elizabeth!!! Try reading a bible, it will enlighten you!!!!
People asked where God was when the tragedy happened. God does not go where he is not wanted. It was a choice of the people. Put him back in your lives and this country will turn around. It doesn't mean bad thing wont happen but he will be with you when they do happen. HE IS NOT A SOMETIME GOD he is GOD all the time.
So your "god" kills innocent children for the mistakes of adults? That makes a hell of a lot of sense.
you're an Idiot, David Miller.
Maybe you should try goiung to church so you would be able to figure out the diffrence between Gog and Satan!!
Free will David. God did not kill those children. Mankind has a choice called "FREE WILL". Free to choose to do good or bad and pay the consequence of either jail or punishment. The problem is that the bad people are not punished as they have to many rights and my tax money is wasted on them. I prefer my tax money go for other things not criminals who go to jail and get so many rights when they should not. There are men that have raped babies and get out in two years. Really? Why should they...
Free will David. God did not kill those children. Mankind has a choice called "FREE WILL". Free to choose to do good or bad and pay the consequence of either jail or punishment. The problem is that the bad people are not punished as they have to many rights and my tax money is wasted on them. I prefer my tax money go for other things not criminals who go to jail and get so many rights when they should not. There are men that have raped babies and get out in two years. Really? Why should they even get to live. I have to pay taxes for that scum but you are complaining ot paying taxes for the good. Wow amazing.
God does not kill innocent children David, People do as it is called "FREE WILL" to make good or bad choices. We are free to make those choices David. Mankind is making so many bad choices and has been for centuries.
Judi Troxler So the young first borns in Egypt, who did nothing wrong, deserved to die too?
Please sign: https://www.change.org/petitions/keep-mandatory-prayer-out-of-public-schools#
It is free will, and as we know GOD DOESNT GET INVOLVED WITH ANYTHING . Why? Because he doesn't exist/doesn't care/is an asshole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbcBpIxY4do Grow up people.
Prayer in schools is essential to the future of our students.
is this a basic all inclusive prayer or a christian, muslim, hindu, jewish, ba'hai, buddhist, islamic prayer, etc?
Well that's tolerant of others beliefs. Forcing your own on non-Christians? This is the land of the free, which was founded on religious freedom.
I made the no comment to an individual whose comment I removed. I can validate my statement, but choose not to. I am not here to argue back and forth. I only want to encourage people with my comments. I hope you understand.
Pray to which god ? If Allah im ok .. Jesus no good ( just being sarcastic )
America is being tried but we are very true to our values as Christian America!
It is good to have faith and it should be taught in schools!
GOD IS THE REASON WE ARE HERE.
Lol, the amount of ignorance in this post is astounding. You might as well be saying "Everyone needs to be christian because I'm uneducated white trash and my opinion is valid!".
Me and about 250 brothers went to The School Board on Monday along with our Bishop to make a statement about putting praying back in schools....Let's put a end to all the killings in colleges, elementray schools and high schools by Joining together and getting involved in your communities and going to your local school boards... This would also begin to change our communities (neighborhoods)Let's go back to it takes a village to raise a child and each man begin to take a stand in his home,...
Me and about 250 brothers went to The School Board on Monday along with our Bishop to make a statement about putting praying back in schools....Let's put a end to all the killings in colleges, elementray schools and high schools by Joining together and getting involved in your communities and going to your local school boards... This would also begin to change our communities (neighborhoods)Let's go back to it takes a village to raise a child and each man begin to take a stand in his home, join me and the brothers @ The Mount by going and making your presence known @ your local school board meetings...
When you all got there, did the School Board shake their heads in an attempt to keep from laughing at you because PRAYER IS ALREADY ALLOWED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS??!!
Only school-sponsored prayer was removed....and RIGHTLY SO!!
no we made a statement and my Bishop was asked to come there and pray.
@ Galen Muhammad..our kids shouldn't have to pray secretly it should be apart of the schools curriculum where they r able to pray openly and to the one and only Jesus christ....
That's not how the USA works nor has it ever, thank God!! This is a secular country, despite what vain historical revisionists claim. The Muslim students don't interfere with the non-Muslim students. They make arrangements for an area out-of-the-way where they can pray and return to class.
Muslims don't pray to prophets (as we see Jesus as being one). I know....you see him as God, Himself. That's one interpretation of your religion and I don't argue with that. It has no...
Muslims don't pray to prophets (as we see Jesus as being one). I know....you see him as God, Himself. That's one interpretation of your religion and I don't argue with that. It has no bearing on me. You can simply bow your head and pray while salat involves standing, bending, sitting and prostrations.
Yes the bible speaks about many Gods however he says I am the way the truth and the life no man can come to the father except by me..
WE NEED TO DO THIS FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR FUTURE. WE MUST ALL START THE DAY WITH A PRAYER. WE NEED OUR GOD.
I don't need your god. He is not mine. So why must I be forced to pray to him?
Debbie Jeffries Nicholson It wouldn't be up to me, teachers would ask me to pray to their God. Either I could give in, which would be a lie and an insult to myself, or I could say no, and feel alienated by my peers. Either way, I am doing something that places myself in an uncomfortable position.
Jimmy Stull ...I don't need your god. He is not mine. Jimmy Stull, tonight in your quiet midnight hour just remind yourself that your have "always been", and will "alway be". You are a Spirit and a Spirit never die's, so when your "means of transportation" dies, where will your Spirit dwell.
Ruby Jean Roberts My "spirit" as you call it will die when the electrical activity ceses to fire in my brain. And I don't think I've ever been threatened with eternal damnation and torture so nicely before.
Rieta Botkin Eaton No, I've never been hurt in my past. I just woke up and realized that faith in any form is illogical, and it is best to gather evidence and think things through before making any decision on anything. That includes religion. I guess you could call science my god if you want to get technical.
It's you soul Jimmy Stull and nobody can make you pray.
You do not have to be forced to pray to anyone Jimmy. Just be a good person, a wonderful father and husband as it is called FREE WILL no matter how we look at it. It is my choice to choose God and it is your choice to not but we should all respect one another and not harm, kill or hurt another human being unless it is in self defense to keep ourself and our loved ones safe.