“I sent my children to a Christian school except
one yr, lovely daughter was in 5th grade and adorable son was in 2nd. Adorable son was accustomed
to bringing his Bible and studying it daily in private school. One day
in 2nd grade at Small Town, Bible Belt, USA Elem, he brought his Bible and was told by
Ms. Teacher O’the Year to never bring it again. Perhaps the latest issue of Maxim
would have been acceptable. He is now a Junior at Shelter Christian Kid School after a
brief stint in Big Town High School, Bible Belt, USA. I can’t imagine a teacher telling a child to
never bring a Bible back to school. But alas, someone might have been
“offended” by it. Political correctness in full force.””
Christians like to toss this around a lot. God has been kicked out of school. He’s been asked to get out of our country and that’s why everything’s going to hell in a hand bag. God is a gentleman. He won’t go where He’s not wanted. I don’t know where people get this from. I can’t seem to find it anywhere in the Bible. In fact I see in the Bible God going all kinds of places He’s not invited. Canaan comes immediately to mind.
First of all, if I remember correctly, God is supposed to be everywhere. To my knowledge there is no force more powerful than the supposed Christian God. He can do what he wants, where he wants, when he wants. Somewhere along the way sin became His kryptonite. Apparently it freezes Him. He can’t be in it’s presence; He can’t even look at it. The only fix I’m aware of is innocent blood. The one with the innocent blood sees everything. He’s watching your every move. Creepy.
Secondly Christian students can pray to God whenever they want to. Who can stop them? No one. So God hasn’t been removed from school. The only way he could be removed from school is to remove the Christians from it. I don’t know why Christians think that because there’s not an adult-led organized prayer/Bible study that they can’t talk to their God. On the other hand if there were an adult-led Islamic prayer/Bible study these Christians would be the ones screaming the loudest that there should be separation of church and state and that the adults who are not the students’ parents shouldn’t be allowed to influence them religiously. They really need to consider what they’re asking. That could be a very slippery slope.
Thirdly since this is Small Town, Bible Belt, USA everyone knows everyone. I know Ms. Teacher O’the Year. She’s a Christian. I wasn’t there, mind you. But knowing what I know about the public school system here and about the teacher(whom I know very well) I can say with little doubt that adorable son wasn’t asked not to bring his Bible back to school unless he was being disruptive with it. Maybe he was preaching on the playground. Maybe he was paying more attention to the Good Book than his school books. I don’t know, but he wasn’t asked not to bring it back for politically correct reasons. Around here it would be politically incorrect to ask the boy not to bring his Bible. I have a feeling there’s more to the story.