It's the Supreme Court that is empowered by Article 2 of the Constitution to determine what is, or is not, permitted under the Constitution.
"The Supreme Court has ruled that.." Hmm.. Is that the same "Supreme Court" that ruled in 1973 that it was perfectly legal for a person to enter into a paid contract with a paid assassin to murder one of their relatives out of convenience?
WHY YES!!! YES IT IS!!..
There 7 justices who voted on school prayer. It was 6-1.
Sorry Stormy.. If something is wrong (Such as restricting free speech) then it is wrong.. (Even if 5 Activist "Judges" assert differently..
Be really careful about allowing religious ceremonies (such as prayer) in the public schools. If you allow the ceremonies of one faith, you will have to allow the practices of another. Do you want your children being led in Islamic prayer.
Better yet .....
Would you allow the "Service of Mankind Church" to have their religious practices in public schools? Hint: Service of Mankind doesn't man humanity serving each other. It has much more to do with men serving women. (Note: I will not post their link here .... search it on your own.)
"Be really careful about allowing religious ceremonies (such as prayer) in the public schools."
Since this is a Country based on the Judeo Christian God of the Bible, the only prayers that should be required in schools should be to the only true and living God..
I only see Bible verses in the Supreme Court Building... That should kind of give you a hint..LOL.. Go look and see if there are any verses from the Koran up there... Surely you can figure it out..(I might be wrong)
So, in other words, people of other faiths are lesser citizens than you and must succumb to the tenants of your faith in public-funded forums???? I'm pretty sure that is the antithesis of the principles upon which this country was founded....
"So, in other words, people of other faiths are lesser citizens than you and must succumb to the tenants of your faith in public-funded forums?"
No.. That is not what Jesus taught.. Why are there only Bible verses displayed in the Supreme Court..(If you dont want to answer it, just say so so I dont have to keep asking)
Just a guess, when they built the Supreme Court building and others, people like yourself were a much bigger portion of the population than you do today....so, your way of thinking held more sway. Of course, at one time, the thinking that slavery is a natural and acceptable condition also held more sway.
But, the thing is, blitz, the legal opinions and jurisprudence that comes from the Supreme Court is far more important than its building...those are what drive the US legal system.
So, why are there no bible verses in the US Constitution and no mention of Christianity whatsoever? That is the document that established our country, it's legal systems, etc.....
"So, your way of thinking held more sway. Of course, at one time, the thinking that slavery is a natural and acceptable condition also held more sway."
Until Christians like William Wilberforce and many others fought to abolish it..
Of course, ever since you Atheists got prayer removed from school things are now getting better each day!... A Godless utopia....
The Effects of Removing Prayer and the Bible From the Schools in 1962
The article published in the Examiner in September of this year discusses the effects that removing God from schools has had on America. The evidence is overwhelming and the solution is clear; God, the Bible and prayer.
“Remember the quote from Forrest Gump, “stupid is as stupid does”?
It is not Biblical but is sure displays the lack of wisdom of doing things that seems to make sense and not changing when the results are consistently bad. Persisting in behavior when all the facts show that you are wrong is the definition of irrationality.
Has anyone bothered to take inventory of removing prayer and the Bible as a standard for morality? Someone eloquently said the philosophy of the school room in one generation will become the philosophy of government in the next.http://www.forerunne...ca_stopped.html
It is beyond a coincidence that every social indicator took a nose dive once prayer and the Bible were removed from our standard. Add in the fact that relativism was added and the gray area of no absolute right or wrong became individual standards of vacillation, and it should not surprise anyone of the following results;
Criminal arrest of teens is up 150% according to the US Bureau of Census; Parents sue school for teaching child the bibleteen suicides in ages 15-19 years up 450% according to the National Center of Health Services; illegal drug activity is up 6000% according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse; child abuse cases up 2300% according to the US Department of Health and Human Services; divorce up 350% according to the US Department of Commerce, and SAT scores fell 10% even though the SAT questions have been revamped to be easier to answer.
Violent crime has risen 350%, national morality figures have plummeted, and teen pregnancy escalated dramatically after prayer and the Bible were removed from the schools.
One of the most damning statistics is to follow s@x education in the schools. As the school’s involvement in s@x education increased from grade level to grade level, promiscuity followed and the increase of premarital s@x increased. Without any firm foundation to discourage S@xual experimentation, unplanned pregnancies exploded. When right or wrong becomes relative to the individual, a natural consequence is to self-approve immoral behavior.http://www.metacafe...._effect_barton/
It does not occur to these geniuses that their approach could be in error. As these psycho-babblers pushed S@xual education into high school, down the grades 12, 11, 10 and 9; then they pushed their agenda into middle school grades 8, 7 and 6; down through elementary school…and illicit S@xual activity followed the same path. Now these gurus want to implement S@xual education down to second grade, first grade, and even kindergarten…..BRILLIANT!!http://www.guttmache...ls/3018898.html
Knowledge without wisdom is a dangerous thing and the Bible warns that there is a way that seems right unto a man, but in the end are the ways of death. Our education system teaches our kids how to put a c*ndom on a banana but fail to give the students reasons to avoid the situation in the first place.
We have our schools training our kids that they are accidents of chance, are nothing more thTeen fights for Pledgean evolved animals, and should adjust their moral compass based on the situation. There is no absolute right or wrong and each person can be right in their own eyes. Then our pontificating professors of learning are amazed when students start putting Darwinian thinking in action…to wit: law of the jungle, survival of the fittest, and dominating your environment at all costs. The skyrocketing categories of the aforementioned crime and falling morality is a testament to removing the Biblical standards that worked quite well for America generations upon generations.
Unfortunately the results of removing the Bible and prayer are NEVER addressed and the colossal failure of the more liberal morality standards is not even in the conversation. All that is repeated is “we are a modern society and those old-fashion methods in the Bible are just not workable in our progressive era”.
Was it Albert Einstein who said, “doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity”?
Stupid IS as stupid does.”
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