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    Question Question of the day October 22

    I guess I'll do today again, since no one else has...

    Where you grew up, and in the time you grew up, was there still prayer in public school?


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    When I was little I can remember we would have opening prayer & lunch time blessing in school. Then all of the sudden, we had "silent time", & we were told if we wanted to pray, we had to do it silently and only during that time.

    However, even the last public school football game I went to (last year), they gave an invocation. They have always done this at high school football games in Texas, but some people have been suing in the bigger towns to get it banned. I know the small towns still do it (for the most part).

    BTW, I was born in 1976, if that gives you a timeline, and was raised here in Texas.


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    I went to several different school growing up (7 total from pre-school to high school). None of them had prayer in school. In elementray school, we did the pledge of allegiance and then we had to sing a patriotic song after. A lot of the songs had God in them. Once I went to junior high, that all stopped.

    It's interesting that when prayer started being taken out of schools, they started being faced with guns, drugs, assault, murder, teenage pregnancy, etc. in a much higher percentage.


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    We had no prayer that I remember in Elementary school or Jr. Hight School. I know the football, basketball and basesball teams in high school all prayed in their locker rooms, interestingly enough I was on several woman's sports teams and we did not pray before games. I graduated in 1985 and went to schools in 3 different states. I did go to a strict christian girls school for 4 mos (my parents pulled me out when they found out about the rammpant drugs and teen pregnancy... long ugly story)... and suprisingly enough we prayed only in the morning, after the pledge, and then before lunch.

    OK as a history enthusiast here is a little info on the Pledge of allegiance.... The Pledge was written in 1892 by a Socialist/Baptist Minister as an advertising slogan to sell flags. Bellamy's original Pledge read as follows: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all". In 1924 the words Flag were replaced by Flag of the United States of America. In 1954, through the lobbying of the Roman Catholic church, the words "Under god". Before the Second World War the pledge was recited with an arm outstretched towards the flag, similar to the Nazi salute, in a military salute. In 1999 a resolution was passed to say the pledge before the Senate sessions. Always found this history interesting as well as that of "in God we Trust" on the dollar bill... thanks for reading .... history is always so intersting.
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    We never had prayer. It was always the Pledge, a song...then a moment of silence.

    At Jacob's kindergarten open house we learned his morning routine has the Pledge, a song...and a quiet moment of happy thoughts. In talking w/his teacher who is a member of my church...she held on the moment of silence longer than other teachers...doesn't like the "moment of happy thoughts" and would prefer to have a morning prayer...but is not allowed!!!


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    I think we did in Kindergarten and maybe first grade, but I don't really remember. I was born in 1976 and started school in 1980.

    I think taking prayer out of schools has a lot to do with the violence and sexual issues in schools today!


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    Quote Originally Posted by trustgod
    I think taking prayer out of schools has a lot to do with the violence and sexual issues in schools today!
    Of course it does. Just as taking it out of our government is sure to have the same effect.


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    I don't remember there being prayer in public school all that much. I do remember someone praying when we lost a classmate, and I do remember prayer before football games.


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