"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
Had the prayer been recited as the following all hell would have broken loose:
أَبَانَا الذِي فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ،
لِتَكُنْ مَشِيئَتُكَ فِي الأَرْضِ كَمَا السَّمَاءِ.
ارْزُقْنَا خُبْزَنَا كَفَافَ يَوْمِنَا،
وَ اعْفُ عَنْ خَطَايَانَا،
فَإِنَّنَا نَعْفُو عَمَّنْ يُخْطِئُونَ بِحَقِّنَا.
لاَ تُعَرِّضْنَا لِلغِوَايَةِ،
بَلْ نَجِّنَا مِنَ الشِّرِيرِ.
فَلَكَ المَلَكُوتُ وَ الجَبَرُوتُ وَ المَجْدُ أَبَداً.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
By your yardstick only what is dominant culture is appropriate. not what the Constitution says at all. If the HONOR student who is the one you claim has soooo much of his daily life involved with his faith then why not a Muslim or Hindu who feels the same way? Why do you think the 'Dominant' culture won't accept the Muslim reading or the Buddhist prayer? for that matter why is it dependent on the dominant culture to be acceptable?
The current Christian feeling that all liberals are out to get them, fear them and want to eliminate the religion from the nation is where my comment on martyrdom comes from.
Now just between us I don't see a prayer as 'right' on most any occasion but if this young man wanted to say a prayer he could have done so in a moment of silence coz i was taught GAWD hears us even if our lips don't move so a prayer said outloud isn't a matter of Faith but a SHOWING of Faith and that is a horse of a different color.
Now if you had spent half as much of your youthful Sundays in the evangelical churches I have you would think the ONLY way to spell GAWD is GAWD as that was the ONLY way you would ever have heard it...