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Old 08-19-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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The SCOTUS ruled against mandatory school prayer recital in June of 1962. I suppose some public schools violated this ruling for a while but not for long with the threat of future funding.

For a while there were other issues that had to be resolved including "intercom prayer", school Christmas programs. prayers at extracurricular activities such as football games etc.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Wow, what an atomic pile you just unloaded there. Apparently someone forgot the teaching to Love your Neighbor, and the parable about the Samaritan.

Nothing in there about democrats or republicans, though.
No kidding. That's the kind of crap that turned me away from religion by the time I was 12 years old. And I've been a dyed-in-the-wool heathen ever since (now 69).
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I'm 59, and grew up in the rural South. When I was in grade school (public school, BTW) in the 1960's, we started every school day with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer. Obviously, school prayer was ruled unconstitutional in time. This was the Bible Belt of course, and everyone participated. It was just a part of life at that time.

Interestingly, I've found that some people (mainly 20- and 30-somethings, it seems) refuse to believe that such as school prayer ever happened outside of a religious school. It seems to be something that today's youngsters have trouble wrapping their minds around (which puzzles me, too).

Any of you 50-somethings (or older) ever have prayer in public school? I can't be the Lone Ranger here.
Older Boomer here. Went to public school in Pennsylvania. It was the law to start every day with 10 verses of the Bible and the Lord's Prayer. That was supposedly William Penn's idea, he being a devout Quaker. I don't remember what the Jewish kids did during prayer time, or Bible reading time if it was from the New Testament. I can't remember exactly when the law was changed.

Ed: I see someone said the law changed in June 1962.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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You had a good pastor, those that do not accept Jesus are going to hell.
As a born again Pagan I disagree fear is no way to get people to believe in God.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:34 AM
 
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As a born again Pagan I disagree fear is no way to get people to believe in God.
Religion=Control.
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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As a born again Pagan I disagree fear is no way to get people to believe in God.
Yeah, I never could get my head around the idea that "Jesus loves you, and if you don't believe that then you're going to burn in hell until the end of time".
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Yeah, I never could get my head around the idea that "Jesus loves you, and if you don't believe that then you're going to burn in hell until the end of time".
That’s because Gods/Jesus love is conditional on you worshipping them.
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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That’s because Gods/Jesus love is conditional on you worshipping them.

If that is your interpretation, so be it. I don't share that interpretation. I can live with having a different opinion on the matter...can you?


Philippians 2:12


Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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If that is your interpretation, so be it. I don't share that interpretation. I can live with having a different opinion on the matter...can you?


Philippians 2:12


Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Not going to get into a religious debate here but the scriptures are clear you accept God or you go to hell. Then again worshipping a God who created evil just so he can play hero says all I need to know.
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Not going to get into a religious debate here but the scriptures are clear

Hey, you finally said something I agree with. The scripture is clear.
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