You cannot ban God, period. From a school or anywhere else. Banning people from mentioning him is not the same thing, and has no effect on his power. Nor will I believe He lets children die because He's sulking, or because He wants to make a point.
If you'll pardon my language, blaming Columbine and Virginia Tech on Madeline O'Hare is a bunch of horse-puckey. There have been more than a few shootings, rapes, molestations, imbezzlements and whatever committed at churches too, some of them by ministers and priests. And I don't remember God being banned from churches...
I have an idea but, it's unfit for this forum. Guess you'll have to check the other site to hear my ravings!
Use the weblog. If it's too extreme even for that we'll let you know, but otherwise write away. Your earnest original thoughts would be most welcome.
My senior year in high school, we were forced to read numerous fiction and philisophical writings that sympathized with murder, promiscuity, and the idea that some people could be above morality. Most secular colleges tend to be much, much worse.
Trust is earned, not... GIVEN away. - Worf
down here in ga we pray in the morning at lunch when i was in school .
you know how many things got out of hand? none i had shotguns in my gun rack of my trunk know how much trouble i got in none. now its crazy
God doesn't give rights. Men have to fight for them.
The last numbers I saw were from about ten years ago, and they showed over 3000 kids a year dying from gunfire. A very small percentage of those were at school, and the average was dropping, not rising.
I do think it would have been helpful to have a couple of CCW's in the classroom at Virginia Tech. I wouldn't want the whole student body armed; there are reasons cowboys had to hand in their guns when they came to town. But if they started a program where someone with enough training and practice could get a permit but it wasn't real easy, it would leave a sprinkling of responsible armed people throughout the school.
JBS I just reread your post again and I commend you for it GOD BLESS YOU.
Here a little bit of information some may be interested in knowing.
On April 29, 1607, The Reverend Robert Hunt who was one of the 120 English travelers to first come to the New World.
Suggested they memorialize their landing in this New World. He directed that the seven-foot oak cross they had brought from England be carried from one of the ships and be planted firmly in the sand of what years later became the city on Virgina Beach, Virginia. These brave pioneer men and women then knelt in PRAYER around the rough-hewn cross AND CLAIMED this new land for the GLORY OF GOD AND HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
Centuries later, in the 1930's an official monument was erected at the site
( although, regrettably, it is no longer there ) with a stone cross and the following inscription :
Act One, Scene One of the unfolding drama that became the
United States of America.
You want see this in American history books today, yet you can visit Washington, DC. and see inscription's are every where to prove that this country was founded on the Christain faith and prinsiples.
JBS'es post just touch'es on some of the problems we have in America because many Americans have__________ you fill in the blank. A.H