No Prayer?

September 3, 2010
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If I can say,"I pledge allegiance..." Why can't I say,"Thank you, Jesus?" It is very strange how you can be forced to say a pledge to a piece of cloth, but you are not allowed to praise your God/god. It amazes me that in the pledge of Allegiance, it sayes that we are " nation under God..", but yet I cannot pray in a public high school in my city. It amazes me that on every American coin, it has 'In God we Trust' and every president that gets inaugurated must first put his hand on the Bible and yet I cannot say a prayer in a public school. America is amazing when it comes to religion. No matter what age I am, the constitution grants me freedom of religion, but then the law says I cannot express it. That makes no sense. I have rights and yet the law says that I really don't. I can go to church but I can't set up nativity scenes for it might offend my neighbor. In America I feel we are losing the right to be an individual, because technically the law says we can't. I am not speaking for those who feel stealing and murder and the like are a part of being an individual. I am speaking for those who want to express themselves in a positive way in public or who want to change their appearance to be diffrent or try to be religious in a dangerous world. All things are lawful, but not everything is right and my freedom to not have freedom of religion is not right.

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JacksonDReynolds said...
Aug. 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm
What makes you think that you cannot pray in your school? My friend, you can pray ANYWHERE that you wish to pray. The overused phrase "Prayer has been taken out of schools!" is a terrible misconception. While it is illegal for persons of authority (teachers, administrators, etc.) to publicly support prayer, lead a prayer over the intercom, etc. it is NOT in any way against the law for you to pray in school whenever you wish. By all means, add "under God" when you say the pledge. Bow your head an... (more »)
TrinityCreed said...
Oct. 20, 2010 at 9:44 am
You know, you are right. We are living in a hypocrtical nation. We have diverse religions but we can't do certain things here in our schools. I find that a little annoying.  
Kelz1141 said...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 12:44 pm
If you are being "forced" to say the pledge then you should talk to your teacher or principle because I don't say the pledge and you shouldn't be forced to. Also, who says you can't pray at school? As long as your not being disruptive my school allows you to pray.
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm
This is true to me in part. There's nothing wrong with praying or worshipping, even in public. What I do disagree with, is support for a specific religion by authority (such as swearing in by putting your hand on the bible). Thanks for writing this.
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