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Thread: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Once in a great while the true feelings and beliefs of the American people slip by, slip out of the all encompassing suppressive cloak of Liberal political correctness and when this happens, the Liberals become hysterical. It frightens them to have any reminder, even the slightest, that their fantasy world in which they have prevailed over all of people they hate so much is not the actual world and they have actually not prevailed over anything at all.

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Once in a great while the true feelings and beliefs of the American people slip by, slip out of the all encompassing suppressive cloak of Liberal political correctness and when this happens, the Liberals become hysterical. It frightens them to have any reminder, even the slightest, that their fantasy world in which they have prevailed over all of people they hate so much is not the actual world and they have actually not prevailed over anything at all.
    Are you saying liberals are not American people?

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Are you saying liberals are not American people?
    Do you love America's history, traditions, culture and values and cherish and respect the American flag above all others?

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    This is a moderated site. You realize what that means correct?
    Not sure how that was relevent to my statement.
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Do you love America's history, traditions, culture and values and cherish and respect the American flag above all others?
    I want this nation to be the est it can be. Part of that includes self criticism.

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Not sure how that was relevent to my statement.
    Your speech can be limited here as per the rules the you agreed to when you signed up here.

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Your speech can be limited here as per the rules the you agreed to when you signed up here.
    That wasn't my point.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    I think he had a right to say it but it just looks nuts. He might as well have said...

    Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I think he had a right to say it but it just looks nuts. He might as well have said...

    Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
    ok......
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    People having an issue with it, but not claiming its "unconstitutional".

    I think there's a big difference between "It's going to offend the crowd, don't do it" and claiming "That's unconstutional! You can't do it".
    Constitutional or not, my opinion is that the student exhibited extremely poor taste. It was rude, self-serving and inconsiderate. It was unnecessary. The child's misguided zealotry will ensure that the school and all schools in that district closely monitor any and all religious acts in the future, however slight. I doubt that was his intent, but it will be the result.

    Religion can be a loving and compassionate guide, a living example of peace and harmony for all people or it can be a bludgeon forced on the masses so that they might choose whether or not to accept it.

    My position is not in opposition to Christianity in this case, but rather to how a worthy faith was used in poor taste and thus caused disharmony and expressions of anger.

    In John 8:12 Jesus said: "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Jesus clearly meant, "If you choose to follow me, I will show you the way." He meant that his example of love and compassion will light the darkness and ultimately guide those who choose to follow (his example) to eternal love. What he did not say and did not mean is "shine my light in everyone's eyes and make them blind".

    I think most here who disagree with the actions of the student in OP are not critical of his faith, but rather his misguided and potentially harmful use of it.










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