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d_r

(6,907 posts)
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 12:22 PM Aug 2013

Hardy Elementary School embraces the power of prayer

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by hrmjustin (a host of the Latest Breaking News forum).

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

ackie Moore gripped the handle of a classroom door at Hardy Elementary School, bowed her head and asked God to make safe the children who study in that room and in rooms throughout the school. And to help them learn.

As Moore prayed, Principal Anetta Ferguson leaned her head on the door and cried.
"I want the children to have a great day every day regardless of what goes on outside," she said.

Moore, a member of Love Fellowship Baptist Church, and Ferguson were among more than nearly two dozen people who walked the hallways of Hardy Elementary School this week and prayed. The group included teachers, school administrators, church members, parents and students.



Read more: http://timesfreepress.com/news/2013/aug/17/school-embraces-0010the-power-of-prayer/?local



This happens only after school hours = do you think it is OK?
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Hardy Elementary School embraces the power of prayer (Original Post) d_r Aug 2013 OP
I wold rather see them do something "actual" grilled onions Aug 2013 #1
Agree. enlightenment Aug 2013 #11
Loony? Yes... awoke_in_2003 Aug 2013 #2
I'd agree donquijoterocket Aug 2013 #13
As long as they don't do it sharp_stick Aug 2013 #3
Hardy Elementary School embraces the power of prayer The CCC Aug 2013 #4
Of course it is okay itsrobert Aug 2013 #5
well, we nust be doing it all wrong rurallib Aug 2013 #6
it is donquijoterocket Aug 2013 #14
Idiocy. nt broadcaster75201 Aug 2013 #7
Pray Away - It Doesn't Work otohara Aug 2013 #8
Alrighty then. Solly Mack Aug 2013 #9
I have no problem with this. But I do have problem with the growing intolerance at DU. onehandle Aug 2013 #10
It is not intolerance to enlightenment Aug 2013 #12
The above insults are not dialogue. And I never said that the prayer would do anything. onehandle Aug 2013 #15
Looking-Consensus of the LBN hosts that this is not LBN material. hrmjustin Aug 2013 #16

grilled onions

(1,957 posts)
1. I wold rather see them do something "actual"
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 12:34 PM
Aug 2013

They worry about their safety.Discourage guns in the school. Make sure they have "safe harbors" to hide children in be it criminal or bad weather. Hungry? Make sure there is a pool of $$$ for kids who don't have enough money in their food card--they can even make it for one use only in case someones stinger gets out of shape. Take that monthly trip to the food pantry with an armful of needy provisions. Kids in danger going to school? Make sure there is an adult group to always be there to help protect them against the traffic,the bullies they might encounter. Finally make sure there are after school programs--even if they have to be away from the schools for budget reasons. Many kids get trouble while the parents are working--perverts,bullies,gang recruiters know this.

enlightenment

(8,830 posts)
11. Agree.
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 01:06 PM
Aug 2013

If these folks want to lean against door frames and pray after school hours, that's their business. If they want to improve the school and the lives of the children who attend, do something positive and effective.

 

awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)
2. Loony? Yes...
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 12:35 PM
Aug 2013

But if it isn't organized and mandatory, I don't think anything is wrong here.

donquijoterocket

(488 posts)
13. I'd agree
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 01:18 PM
Aug 2013

With that,but then I'd ask them to do the experiment always proposed by my grandfather regarding wishing, of which prayer is only another type. To wit wish or pray in one hand and defecate in the other and see which gets full first.

sharp_stick

(14,400 posts)
3. As long as they don't do it
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 12:36 PM
Aug 2013

when there are kids around I don't care. Although I'd love to have some kind of pastafarian ritual on the grounds of Love Fellowship Church sometime.

For some reason this kind of thing makes some people all warm and fuzzy inside instead of creeped out and icky like it does me.

The CCC

(463 posts)
4. Hardy Elementary School embraces the power of prayer
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 12:37 PM
Aug 2013

Pray like everything depended upon God, then work like everything depended on you.

itsrobert

(14,157 posts)
5. Of course it is okay
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 12:38 PM
Aug 2013

but I doubt they would let another religion do the same.

rurallib

(62,706 posts)
6. well, we nust be doing it all wrong
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 12:40 PM
Aug 2013

we help with a tutoring program and we have a program to get poor kids food no questions asked.
Maybe we should try the prayer - looks easier.

donquijoterocket

(488 posts)
14. it is
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 01:23 PM
Aug 2013

easier that's why they're doing it.I'm guessing your approach is by far the more effective and really helps the young people involved goodonya.

broadcaster75201

(387 posts)
7. Idiocy. nt
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 12:46 PM
Aug 2013

nt

 

otohara

(24,135 posts)
8. Pray Away - It Doesn't Work
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 12:54 PM
Aug 2013

ugh...

Solly Mack

(91,265 posts)
9. Alrighty then.
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 12:59 PM
Aug 2013

Precious Pupp snickers.


onehandle

(51,122 posts)
10. I have no problem with this. But I do have problem with the growing intolerance at DU.
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 01:01 PM
Aug 2013

As shown in this thread.

The prayers are not part of the school's organization. So who cares?

Except for the intolerant, of course.

enlightenment

(8,830 posts)
12. It is not intolerance to
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 01:14 PM
Aug 2013

suggest that what they are doing is ridiculously ineffective in achieving their goals. Can you prove otherwise? Let me answer that - no, you cannot prove that the prayers these folks are offering up in empty hallways will improve the lives and education of the students who attend the school.

The only intolerance I'm seeing in this thread is your attempt to shut down opinions you don't like.

onehandle

(51,122 posts)
15. The above insults are not dialogue. And I never said that the prayer would do anything.
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 01:27 PM
Aug 2013

Nice try.

 

hrmjustin

(71,265 posts)
16. Looking-Consensus of the LBN hosts that this is not LBN material.
Sat Aug 17, 2013, 01:29 PM
Aug 2013

You might want to repost this in the Religion room.

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