The new school prayer

As with other geeks, I have several email accounts that I use on a regular basis. I don’t have a tendency to putĀ emails I receive online, but this one makes a very good point about the way times have changed since I was a student so I decided to put here. There are 8 verses total.

The new school prayer

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.

We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s “inappropriate” to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such “judgments” do not belong

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Amen
(Author unknown)

It’s pathetic how much times have changed since I was in school. I was in school at a time when parents were responsible for themselves and their children. Somehow over the years, a lot of people have become extremely selfish and self-centered and have no control (or desire to control) their children, let alone time for them. I was taught the difference between right and wrong, and how to treat others.

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