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Jesus - stay or go?

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The freedom from religion foundation contacted Jackson schools demanding that this picture of Jesus be taken down, saying that it was a clear violation of the establishment clause. They held a board meeting and after hearing several people speak, all of which included preachers, CHILDREN, and 3 who say it should come down, the superintendent said he believes the law doesn't work that way, you can't even say that's a picture of Jesus Christ because their is no plaque with his name by it (oh yes, he said that), and they are keeping it up.
Now the ACLU has sent a letter, warning them to take the picture down.
Thoughts?
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by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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TigressLily
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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That's what's wrong with things though... too many people feel they need to hide what they believe, too many people are forced to hide it and possibly feel ashamed of it so that they only "study" in their home or a Church... no one should have to feel that way especially since we are supposed to be free and not controlled by the government like a blind sheep or something... If more people would stop feeling ashamed and open up, this world could be a much better place. But too many people are blindfolded by what really should be happening, and what really is happening. Just another step in our lives that the government is trying to control.

Quoting momto3B:

So you feel that a depiction of Jesus is a comfort, how would a Jewish student feel? An Atheist? Many people are uncomfortable seeing religious depictions outside of a house of worship. 

Religion is great, in YOUR home or place of worship. 

Quoting TigressLily:

That's all fine with the separation, but just because you have a picture of Jesus or Buddha or any god from another religion, doesn't mean that's what you're teaching. For me, it's a sense of comfort knowing that I can relate to someone instead of feeling outcasted. No one deserves to feel like an outcast or like they don't matter, and trying to break out constition is going against that.

Quoting momto3B:

Yes we have freedom of religion, but we also have seperation of church and state. A public school should not have any depiction of Jesus in it. A christian school, great, public school, no. 

Quoting TigressLily:

We have freedom of religion. They should not be trying to take that away. It's in our constitution. They won't win.





Autumn22
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:09 PM
Nobody is trying to take religion from anyone. If a child wants to bring a bible to school, wear a shirt with a cross on it and pray, they are allowed. What is NOT allowed is the school handing out a bible, the teachers wearing religious shirts and the school is not allowed to lead a classroom in prayer. That would be the state endorsing a certain religion and that is not allowed, per establishment clause.


Quoting TigressLily:

That's what's wrong with things though... too many people feel they need to hide what they believe, too many people are forced to hide it and possibly feel ashamed of it so that they only "study" in their home or a Church... no one should have to feel that way especially since we are supposed to be free and not controlled by the government like a blind sheep or something... If more people would stop feeling ashamed and open up, this world could be a much better place. But too many people are blindfolded by what really should be happening, and what really is happening. Just another step in our lives that the government is trying to control.

Quoting momto3B:

So you feel that a depiction of Jesus is a comfort, how would a Jewish student feel? An Atheist? Many people are uncomfortable seeing religious depictions outside of a house of worship. 

Religion is great, in YOUR home or place of worship. 


Quoting TigressLily:

That's all fine with the separation, but just because you have a picture of Jesus or Buddha or any god from another religion, doesn't mean that's what you're teaching. For me, it's a sense of comfort knowing that I can relate to someone instead of feeling outcasted. No one deserves to feel like an outcast or like they don't matter, and trying to break out constition is going against that.

Quoting momto3B:

Yes we have freedom of religion, but we also have seperation of church and state. A public school should not have any depiction of Jesus in it. A christian school, great, public school, no. 


Quoting TigressLily:

We have freedom of religion. They should not be trying to take that away. It's in our constitution. They won't win.






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EDDES
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

 Picture Down or Up....it does not matter because the Word of God will always stand and Jesus Christ was the living Word of God in the flesh and the BornagainBeliever Christian who follows after the Word of God know that it is Christ in him the Hope of Glory because the Word of God says so. Jesus Christ Accomplished everything that He needed to Accomplish and He conquered the Advessary (the devil) we have direct access to God and Fellowship with God because of What Jesus Christ Accomplished. It is bigger than these people with the picture in their minds of on and off and up and down with the pictures, will ever know.

And by the way, Jesus Christ is coming Back for His People in the twinkling of an eye, the Word of God says.......of that day no one knows because only God knows. There is still alot to look forward to...we just have to Believe the Revealed Word of God.....The Word of God is the Will of God. Amen.chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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