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New School Prayer
By Walt Hardester
Last edited: Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2007



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Written by a 15 year old high school student in Arizona, no name given. Thought I would pass it along

























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,
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 taugh 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!
 

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Reviewed by John Martin 12/23/2007
How refreshing. The brain washing doesn’t seem to be working. There is hope for this world after all.
Reviewed by manny moreno 12/11/2007
What a trip Walt.
I remember when I was in school, back in the early sixties, we had to pledge allegiance to the flag and it was okay to pray too.
Strange how in the progress of progress, the branches that held together the tree were stripped away until only now a stump is left for the children to learn from.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/5/2007
Spot on, and ain't it sad. No wonder our Nation is no longer blessed...

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Charlie 12/5/2007
Oh, but isn't that the truth! --Charlie
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 12/4/2007
I'd seen it too. It's chilling, to say the least. Why can't we have a referendum of some kind to decide this issue once again?
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 12/4/2007
I've recieved this two or three times via email and I continue to pass it on. With your graphic and the words, it makes a great post to print and hang.
Thanks Walter!

How's the new digs?
Love,
Susan
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 12/4/2007
Impressive work, right down to the core. Besides the sad thruth of the poem, I'm glad to see that our youth doesn't just play by the rules of this wave of rediculous 'politcal correctness', but indeed stand up for what is believed in; Christ Him self!
Bravo to this young student!
R~
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 12/4/2007
Well said, this kid deserves some sort of applause for thinking. It's so true that it's scary. Lady J
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/4/2007
This is the sad reality of our world today.......no wonder the GUY UPSTAIRS IS SHOWING HIS ANGER WEATHERWISE!!

Thank you for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/4/2007
If they remove God, we are truly doomed. God help us!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/4/2007
It is sad that kids are even now starting to feel the senselessness of these over Zealous rules that grant freedom to one group by reneging it from another.

Fee
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 12/4/2007
They had gone way to far wishing not to offend other religions or credos by forbidding prayers on schools.
When you come to America you knew before hand that this is a christian country, don't complain, accept it or don't bother to come.
Other lands will not ever entertain to thoughts of prayer's prohibition at their schools for your sake.
Take back America and hold the door open for those that don't like our way of life...and the way we worship God.
Georg
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