The New School Prayer

Surprisingly yet sadly, The only real purpose of mentioning God’s name in school is thanking Him it’s Friday. Growing up in a Public school, I would mention going to church and my peers would ask me ” Who died?” If we dated back to 20 years ago, Praying was the first thing you did at school. You would thank God for your family, dog, Friends, etc. I think if a student had the chance to pray in school it would go something like this.

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,
The 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!

Amen

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No Justice, no Peace…….

On November 25, In Ferguson, Missouri, – A white police officer will not face charges for for shooting an unarmed black teenager in a case that set off violent protests and racial unrest throughout the nation.

People all over the world have their own opinion and judgement on whether or not it is okay to have a violent protest in the street. Personally, I believe that what it happening to Ferguson with the violence is very wrong. Not because I am white or because I hate black people, but because I stand on this one speech from Robert F. Kennedy when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. This is the link to his full speech.

Something that he says that I find so powerful is

“We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization — black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand, and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand, compassion, and love.”

He goes on to make this speech on a personal level about how he knows how it feels to have a loved one assassinated. In this time of trial, we need a Robert F. Kennedy. This “White vs Black” people is not something that is new. Edmund Burke said it best,

“Those who don’t know history, are doomed to repeat it”