A student atheist has been receiving threats because she demanded a flag containing a prayer be removed from school grounds.
Mary Magdalene pictured praying for repentance. This poor woman, most probably the wife of Jesus Christ and possibly the mother of his child, has been maligned by the Church as a prostitute.
Prayer belongs in church and in the home and not on public property.
Actually, students can prayer any where they want, any time they want, by simply bowing their heads and praying. They can pray while changing classrooms, or on the bus to and from school. They can pray in the car along with their parents if they are driven to school. They can even rise an hour early and go to church every morning and pray before leaving for school.
Moreover, anyone can go to a public courtroom everyday of the week and sit quietly in the rear and pray.
I often wonder how many people actually practice these activities. My guess is absolutely zero.
What praying folks really want to do is to get up in front of a classroom or a courtroom and force everybody to pray the way they want them to.
If that’s the case, I really don’t object to praying on public property so long as everybody says the prayers I tell them to. Any one have a problem with that? If I had to take a guess, I suspect most people would have a very big problem with that.
On another thread, when I was dating I would often pray that I would get laid. Sometimes it worked. That’s as good a reason as any to keep prayer out of schools. Who really knows what the damn kids are praying for.
- NYT: Atheist teen forces school to remove prayer (msnbc.msn.com)