Monday, October 19, 2009

Prayer in Public- why not?

Ok so I decided to pick a more interesting topic.

Why isn't prayer allowed in public schools?

At my school in South Fayette, we have a fairly large population of Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, and Non Denominational people who wouldn't mind praying.

In fact, during the last week of my band camp, the band parents provided food for the band.

We prayed before every meal.

I'm talking legit praying.

Like, a senior would volunteer to pray and then everyone would stand up and bow their heads silently.

The first day I was pleasantly shocked.

I was even more shocked on the very last day of camp when the parents came for lunch and they still prayed.

Then it got me thinking... why is this shocking?

Why must praying for public school activities be shocking?

Who started this?

What kind of person would be so offended by prayer that they wouldn't want it in schools?

Are they dead yet? If so, I bet they're regretting some choices.

I found this on this page of WikiAnswers-
In 1963 there started to be some people against the Lord's Prayer in public schools.


The U. S. Supreme Court issued two bans. One in 1962 and the second in 1963. Both bans were the result of lawsuits against the teaching of religion and religious practices in public schools. Basically stating that organized prayer in schools was a violation of the separation of church and state. It was decided that publicly funded schools were an extension of the state, and that organized prayer or bible readings were a form of proselytizing. The bans not only banned mandatory prayer in schools but also banned the daily reading of bible passages.

The lawsuits were supported by several organizations but the most outspoken supporter for banning prayer in schools came from Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the founder of American Atheists, Inc.


Very interesting.

I'm gonna close with that.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tori... Tori!... PINK ELEPHANTS

As funny as this may sound to you, it's a heck of a lot funnier to me. 

I talk in my sleep. 

And I'm not talking about lame-o mumbling. 

I'm talking flat out words.

You could probably have a conversation with me while I'm sleeping. 

Not that it would make any sense of course, but still. 

Sometimes I wake myself up cause I'm screaming someone's name. 

It's usually Tori's name, cause we share a room. Pretty insane.

And I toss and turn like a maniac. 

You think I kid? 



When I go to sleep, I could be on one side of the bed, with my head closest to the headboard, then when I wake up my head is where my feet should be. 

Crazy stuff.

Crazy stuff.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Not so Busy Bee

Ya know, it's weird. Cause I always feel like I'm swamped with all that I must do.

But then I talk to people I know and they are doing 5 more things than I do. 

Now granted, these things don't take as much time as my stuff does but still. It feels weird to know that there are people who do all that I do and a lot more. 

Like Student Government, other sports. 

Not that I don't enjoy swimming. 

But it just seems like even though my day is full, my life really isn't.

Am I alone or do others feel the same? 

That you're only doing a lot of the same thing every day. 

I mean, 5, 6, or 7 hours(not sure which one) of school,

Then 2 hours and 30 minutes of exercise. (swim)

Then, depending on the day, another 2 hours and 30 minutes of work (teaching little kids how to swim)

By the time that's all done it's 8 at night and I have homework for the classes I take at school.

OK. I'm done. Bye.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Band this year

If you'd like to see more, my YouTube account is LGMbandie. There's only a few video's on now cause it takes so long to upload, but there will be more soon