Monday, April 07, 2008

COMING TO A BUS (OFFICE, STORE, PRISON, SCHOOL BUS, SCHOOL, OR ANY PUBLIC PLACE) NEAR YOU

I'm not against prayer. In fact, I'm for it and I'm for the right of everyone to exercise their God-given freedom. But I'm against anyone forcing their religious beliefs on me. I don't do it to them and I don't want them forcing theirs on me. My prayer as a Christian does not infringe on anyone's rights. If anyone wants, he may join in and pray with me. Otherwise, I will pray to my God on my own. We are individuals and our faith requires a personal commitment without coercion. As far as when and where to pray, I will go where I may pray without inhibiting the activities of others or where my prayer does not inhibit my performance in other responsibilities. But times are coming when we will all be made to participate, actively or passively, as others pray.
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"Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found...." - Ps. 32:6
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What a blessing it is to communicate with God. I don't go very far in the day without talking to God. But what does a person do when he is at work? You do what the Muslim bus driver did when he was ready for his noon prayer. You stop the bus and kick everyone off, that's what. And the waiting bus riders put their day on hold.
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In Wyoming, the ACLU is suing on behalf of two Muslim inmates who claim the evening meal times interfere with their constitutional rights. Wouldn't it be refreshing if someone with some real authority ruled that the moment the two became lawbreakers they lost their constitutional right to pick meal time? Some day there the tide will turn for these fellows and we all shall wait to eat until they are finished with their prayers.
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And the Public Schools that are widely known for respecting the rights of Christian activities, not, are bending to the pressure for Muslim prayer time. The Public Schools have done their best to be anti-Christian. They say the separation of church and state requires that it be this way.
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Let me state that I'm not for school sanctioned prayers or religious indoctrination of any sort. A religious studies class might be acceptable, but even that is risky because who can find an objective person to teach it? Public schools in the beginning seemed like a good idea when most of the population had no problem with the Bible being taught. But times have changed. Schools that require religious instruction might teach the Bible, the Quraan, or something else. This is going to be unacceptable. The prayer in Public School today might be in the name of Jesus Christ, in the name of Allah, or Tom Cruise (who knows). Public School has lost its relevance to religious people. Only if it avoids all religious instruction, drops the anti-God indoctrination of the Darwinists, and goes back to teaching the ABC's of education can its relevance be recaptured. Public School times could be shortened with religious instruction done at home or a parent approved location. Private Schools and Home Schools are a positive alternative. For this reason, tax dollars that were collected to pay for Public School should be returned to pay for these alternatives. The Teacher's Union can't afford this flexibility and choice and will stand in the way.

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