Let's Say A Prayer...
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 94 17:16:40 PST
Subject: Let's Say A Prayer...
From: Mary Fleischman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In case you missed this in Sunday's PI letters to the editor:
Say what? Prayer in the schools? The Republican's want prayer in the
schools? The apostles of limited government want a committee of
bureaucrats to impose a state prayer on a captive audience of innocent
children? Am I missing something here?
Who is going to write the prayer? Personally, I'd like a committee of
Catholic bishops to write it. I'm not a Catholic myself, or even
particularly religious, but I had some nice Catholic professors at
Seattle University, and if a nun or priest is good, a bishop must be
better. I'm sure the Pope is too busy to write a prayer for my school
district, so a committee of bishops will have to do.
I'd really prefer a calm, nonsectarian moment of silence. As an
all-too-often totally harassed and harried junior high teacher, there are
days I'd give almost ANYTHING for a moment of silence in my classroom.
Please, God, let it be a Friday, during seventh period.
I suppose if we really do believe in God, we should pray to Him (Her?)
at every available opportunity. In fact, if this whole business is as
important as I think it is, we should probably just bag the whole notion
of schooling and spend all our time in prayer and meditation. The
possible consequences of evoking the divine wrath are too horrid to
contemplate. After all, the Democrats ignored their obligation to God,
and look what happened to them.
Jon S. Holdaway
[Although I agree with Jon's underlying point, I really wish, as a junior high
school teacher, he (she?) knew how to form the plural of Republican... -psl]
© 1994 Peter Langston