Well, a friend tells me that the distance is not just 'on the outskirts of Miami' but about 10 miles away from the furthest west city limits. It would be like speaking at the College Park campus of the Great Univ. of Maryland and saying he spoke in DC. I guess no one can figure geography these days, despite having fancy apps on their phones. As to prayer in schools, liberals might want to respond by taking off "In God We Trust" from all US money. I don't think it will happen. Schools are major centers of indoctrination in liberal thought; just look at what your kids reading assignments mention, or go to your local library's children's section and see what biographies are featured. A friend told me he looked at one large library that had numerous Kwanzaa books on display, but nothing about Christmas. He also told me of a recent visit to an art museum that had an Asian section next to an African section. He compared the dates--here were the Chinese Ming dynasty in the 13th Century producing very elaborate ceramic and porcelain objects--vases and the like--while the Africans--even today--were carving wood and using straw. Does that give you an idea of which continent is better off today?
Jim, that prayer is already being taught in public schools in the name of "teaching tolerance" and the social justice goal of "eradicating Islamaphobia," whatever that is. Reference the news postings here on SA over the past several years.
However, I must also agree with Frank. Public schools barely teach kids to read and cannot agree that 2+2=4 in Seattle. How will they get this right?
https://tinyurl.com/5blcx (The Fatiha / Lord's Prayer) from which,
Light of Life wrote: THE FATHIA (English Translation)
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MERCIFUL, THE COMPASSONATE. PRAISE BE TO ALLAH, THE LORD OF THE WORLDS, THE MERCIFUL, THE COMPASSIONATE, THE RULER ON THE DAY OF THE, JUDGEMENT.
YOU ALONE WE SERVE, FROM YOU ALONE WE SEEK OUR HELP. LEAD US ON THE STRAIGHT PATH; THE PATH OF THOSE WHOM YOU HAVE GIVEN GRACE, NOT ON THE PATH OF THOSE UPON WHOM YOUR WRATH RESETS NOR ON THE PATH OF THE LOST
The Fatiha means "The Opening" or "The Opening of the Fortress" because it is positioned before all the other suras in the Quran. It is considered to be directly inspired by Allah and contains the words spoken by Muhammad 1,350 years ago. Since that time, this prayer has been repeated by countless Muslim worshippers. The Fatiha is one of the few prescribed prayers in the Quran. It is regarded by all Muslims as unique and holy. However, it should only be uttered in Arabic, even in those countries where another language is spoken. A translation into Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Indonesian or Swahili is not considered valid or possible.
I am going to take a naysayer opinion on prayer in schools.
When I was young, I actually had bible studies and discussions about scriptures in the public schools I attended. And of course this included prayer.
Our country was founded as a pluralistic nation. As we know that means that no particular religion is given precedence over another. So, with that in mind, who determines what type of bible studies we would have in our schools? Who decides who is qualified to do the teaching?
I personally think that only the parents of children should teach them scripture or lead them in prayer. To do it otherwise leads to apostasy and cultural Christianity.
I truly believe that if possible every Christian household should home-school their children.
Please forgive my two postings. Sometimes my comments are accidentally posted before I've actually completed it, unbeknownst to me. Sorry.....the second post should've been the only comment. I promise to be more careful. Bless you, all.
This will be his toughest battle. If he is able to do this, then I would begin to see him as a MIRACLE worker. Just about anything else is acceptable in schools...but to be able to put prayer- rights back in our schools would be nothing short of a miracle. I pray that he will be successful. This I do know, and that is, it will be an uphill battle with lots of opposition, especially from the left-wingers.
This will be his toughest battle. If he is able to do this, then I would begin to see him as a MIRACLE worker. Just about anything else is acceptable in schools...but to be able to put prayer rights back in our schools would be nothing short of a miracle. I pray that he will be successful. This I do know, and that is, it will be an uphill battle with lots of opposition.