August 5, 2010
By leeleewolfie BRONZE, Newark, Delaware
leeleewolfie BRONZE, Newark, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."

I’m not into sports. I’m not interested in Future Farmers of America, or in Business Professionals of America. The only school club I’m in is Christians in Action. There is a teacher who stays in the room to make sure that we’re not doing anything we shouldn’t be, but she doesn’t participate because she’s not allowed. I feel like I can trust this group, and it’s a place I feel I can fit in. Now it might get taken away from me?

I don’t do a lot to stand out in my high school. I’m not very popular. I’m one of those girls who you never really notice. But I always participate in See You at the Pole, and we also meet at the flagpole for National Day of Prayer. Now this, my one chance of standing out, might be taken away from me?

When I pray in public, it is quiet and to myself. And even when I pray in a small group, I don’t make anyone join in. Yet by simply praying, I’m forcing my religion on people? And soon I’m not going to be able to do it?

No. No. No.

I’m not making anyone believe what I do. If you want to be Buddhist or Jewish or atheist, go ahead. I may think you are wrong, but I’m not going to hold it against you. I’m not going to stop you if you start practicing your belief in front of me. I’m not going to argue with you if you want to talk about it. If you wear a Yakama or Hijab, I’m not going to judge. But don’t stop me from being a Christian.

The author's comments:
I'm not hating on other religions, I'm just trying to practice my own.

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KellyR GOLD said...
on Nov. 21 2010 at 1:01 pm
KellyR GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

I always hear that there is no chance to pray at school but that is why we have a moment of silence! Does no one else in the world have this at their school?

on Oct. 4 2010 at 2:17 pm
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If it comes out of the lion's will be on the test."
-Mr. Bala

I agree. People sometimes become so obsessed with being PC that they forget to just let people do what they want. I understand why they would not have a specified moment of prayer in schools, I understand why they do not teach creationism, but I DO NOT understand why they insist on taking any group associated with Christianity out of schools. A Christian is not "shoving their religion down your throat" if they sit quietly and pray. Now, if said Christian was publicly trying to force you to join the prayer, yes, that would be offensive. But what's the harm in a private, unintrusive prayer group?

on Oct. 3 2010 at 2:32 pm
bound4life4ever PLATINUM, Jamaica, New York
32 articles 0 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

this sia amazing! my freinds nd i also participate in See you at The pole nd ill b praying 4 u=)

on Aug. 13 2010 at 4:20 pm
VandalSpirit DIAMOND, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
51 articles 9 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of Gods great love, we are not consumed. His compassion never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

This is great. I feel exactly ow you feel. Religion is my only way to stand out. I admit that I can be kind of bad about arguing with people about my religion but i hate it when im just telling people about "something I did at church last week" and they think im trying to convert them. I can't pray at school because people would make fun of me and I can't write my persuasive letter assignment on something I believe.

momo01 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 13 2010 at 2:57 pm
momo01 BRONZE, North Hollywood, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I don't want to live on the moon." --Ernie
"He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize.” -- Oscar Wilde

well I understand were your coming from. I have a similar club called bible club were Christians can come and fellowship, but we also open it to none believers hoping that they can see the light and answering any questions they may have. Were not "forcing religion on people" were just trying to invite them into our world.  We try to spread the word of our club by flayers, announcements, talking to ppl at lunch about it.  Although we have a few teachers that help us, I can understand how hard it is not having that kinda support. I pray that your club doesn't get taken away and if you need help fighting for it i can give you a few ideas.  

on Aug. 11 2010 at 5:05 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1635 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

This is very well said. People talk about "forcing religion down others' throats," but you're just trying to practice your own beliefs. I do disagree with trying to convert other people when they disagree with you, but it's fine to practice what you want to practice. Thanks for writing this!

on Aug. 11 2010 at 2:30 pm
Awesome Delaney! I am so proud of you!


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