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Prayer during high school graduation?
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Prayer during high school graduation?

I went to rehearsal today, and pardon me, I forgot I live in a small, Conservative Christian town!
I wish I could have seen my face when the principal said "Okay guys, now Zach is going to come up here and say the prayer, ALL of you MUST take off your cap and bow your head" I was PISSED! But like an obedient dog I did. And must endure another time Noo and please, before any religious folks criticize me, this is the equivalent of you guys being told "Guess what guys? Their is NO God!" in a microphone over and over. It's awkward, stupid, and no need for it to be at MY ceremony. That's tradition yall!

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Religion or no religion, few schooling institutions are compatible with individualism. Being forced to listen to rambling about a religion, or lack thereof, during a mandatory ceremony is just plain stupid.

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RE: Prayer during high school graduation?

(05-15-2014 06:20 AM)DoA Wrote:  Religion or no religion, few schooling institutions are compatible with individualism. Being forced to listen to rambling about a religion, or lack thereof, during a mandatory ceremony is just plain stupid.

That just about sums it up really. I mean, it's either listen about some god, or yack yack "You should be grateful for your school" or something.
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Actually last I checked it's ILLEGAL to have mandatory prayer (or prayer) for school graduations. However if it is done privately, by students, off campus, before or after, then it is okay.

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You gotta do it black christian style.

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RE: Prayer during high school graduation?

That's actually against the law. A government institution isn't allowed to publicly endorse Christianity by praying...or doing anything that endorses it. If everyone in your town is religious, then it probably isn't even worth fighting. Such as the boy in Louisiana a few years back that tried to say that they couldn't do a prayer at graduation. The entire school shunned him, they did the prayer anyway, and nothing happened. That kinda stuff just pisses me off, but it's not worth putting your neck out there if nothing will really come of it.

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The people who put prayer in need to be DETAINED.

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Did you know court actually ruled that prayers during council meetings were allowed?

What the judge said? "If you don't like it, don't participate in the prayer"(something akin to that).

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I pray that we find an end to this madness.

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Oh.No.You.Didn't

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RE: Prayer during high school graduation?

(05-15-2014 11:53 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Did you know court actually ruled that prayers during council meetings were allowed?

What the judge said? "If you don't like it, don't participate in the prayer"(something akin to that).

I did know that, and that's just plain ridiculous. Ignoring the pompous judge, WHY do people need to pray during council meetings?! It makes no logical sense to me. Or am I just the insane guy?
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"God help me lie through my teeth!"

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RE: Prayer during high school graduation?

(05-15-2014 05:47 AM)scorchededge243 Wrote:  I went to rehearsal today, and pardon me, I forgot I live in a small, Conservative Christian town!
I wish I could have seen my face when the principal said "Okay guys, now Zach is going to come up here and say the prayer, ALL of you MUST take off your cap and bow your head" I was PISSED! But like an obedient dog I did. And must endure another time Noo and please, before any religious folks criticize me, this is the equivalent of you guys being told "Guess what guys? Their is NO God!" in a microphone over and over. It's awkward, stupid, and no need for it to be at MY ceremony. That's tradition yall!

Okay, I'm done. Ranting

*oops my bad, this thing happening is like a get to together community type thing, and all the graduates are expected to be here tonight. -_-
Even though I am a full-on Christian, I have to say, THAT'S the STUPIDEST thing I have ever heard. (Not really, just so mad on this) You can't just force your religious views on people.Why can't some people accept that nobody is exactly like them and there will be people who believe in different things?!

Sorry aliens. No intelligent life here.

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RE: Prayer during high school graduation?

If you don't believe in it, don't do it. Be you.

One time, when I was in college, I refused to stand for the national anthem at a rodeo.

I've been at work where they've had prayers and I openly say I don't want to pray. It's hard when you're the only one and people might not like it but they'll know you got guts because most people won't stand alone against a crowd.

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The typical social situation where you act like you have such big balls that people fear your big balls, and thus respect your big balls of steel status.

Not to be confused with stupid balls...those generally lead to a world of pain.

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It's only courageous if you're willing to lose.

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I love how off-topic this thread has gotten.
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