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This is all over my Facebook. Wondering what you all think.

Posted by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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This is copied and pasted... Not saying I agree or disagree, this is just the full text... It's long but made for an interesting FB post.




Since the horrific tragedy in Newtown, CT, I felt this post speaks volumes and will give you something to ponder as we try to come to grips with everything that happened.

Darrell Scott, father of Rachel Scott, Columbine High School victim, sums it up brilliantly on what he feels is happening in our schools. I totally agree with him. See if you agree. It is definitely worth reading.



Here we go:

Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal.

There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript: “Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

“The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.

“In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent

I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,

Your words are empty air. You’ve stripped away our heritage, You’ve outlawed simple prayer. Now gunshots fill our classrooms, And precious children die. You seek for answers everywhere, And ask the question “Why?” You regulate restrictive laws, Through legislative creed. And yet you fail to understand, That God is what we need!

“Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

“As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!

My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!” -Darrell Scott

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My prayers continue to go out to all those affected by that tragedy in Newtown, CT. How has it impacted your life? Do you check with your kids at school more frequently? Do you simply thank God for protecting them? Has it changed the way you do things? Please let us know.
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punky3175
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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I skimmed. And saw enough to say I disagree and I'm sick to death of people blaming a lack of prayer in school for every tragedy that occurs in a school. As many have pointed out: religion in school didn't stop the Amish school tragedy.
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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I disagree with his views and thoughts regarding the violence. My heart breaks for his loss.

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Dec. 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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I don't agree with him.
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AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Dec. 21, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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What a putz. I'm unsurprised there was massive eye rolling in the floor of Congress. I had to close mine to keep them from rolling right out of my head.
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Dec. 21, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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How f*cking stupid

Lawmakers never outlawed prayer in school , they outlawed making it a requirement of students or a teacher indoctrinating their students with their religious beliefs

What heritage is he speaking of that was stripped?
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HIJKLM
by Bronze Member on Dec. 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Not sure. I was just quoting the post.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

How f*cking stupid



Lawmakers never outlawed prayer in school , they outlawed making it a requirement of students or a teacher indoctrinating their students with their religious beliefs



What heritage is he speaking of that was stripped?
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Dec. 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM
More dumb assery

Show one law that ever prohibited prayer from a student

“As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Dec. 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM
You seemed to agree

Name the law that prohibits prayer from school


Quoting HIJKLM:

Not sure. I was just quoting the post.



Quoting sweet-a-kins:

How f*cking stupid





Lawmakers never outlawed prayer in school , they outlawed making it a requirement of students or a teacher indoctrinating their students with their religious beliefs





What heritage is he speaking of that was stripped?
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Dec. 21, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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I respect this man's opinion.  

And yes, part of me agrees with him....if I can explain this.  

I have a very strong belief and faith in God. He is as real as my own body and soul.  I know not every one believes in Him and I certainly do not agree with, or believe, what many other Christians do.  But I do know, that for me, if not for Him, I would not be able to get through many aspects of life or every day.  So I do agree that we all need to find our way to God.  Those who wish to take this path, that is.

Outside of that, God has never been kicked out of school and is with every believer, regardless of where they are. 

I do not want God taught in schools and on the walls and in prayers and such.  Why?  Because there are so many different paths to him, so many different aspects that people believe and do not believe.  I do not agree with many aspects of what the Catholics teach.  I sure as heck do not want some of that forced on my child on a daily basis.  Why would I want any aspect of any religion forced on to any one, at any time?

There are places called churches for that.  There is your home and your heart for that.

Because our schools are filled with so many different beliefs, none at all and in between, we need to keep it all out to keep it all secure.

punky3175
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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I <3 you. This is very well said.

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I respect this man's opinion.  

And yes, part of me agrees with him....if I can explain this.  

I have a very strong belief and faith in God. He is as real as my own body and soul.  I know not every one believes in Him and I certainly do not agree with, or believe, what many other Christians do.  But I do know, that for me, if not for Him, I would not be able to get through many aspects of life or every day.  So I do agree that we all need to find our way to God.  Those who wish to take this path, that is.

Outside of that, God has never been kicked out of school and is with every believer, regardless of where they are. 

I do not want God taught in schools and on the walls and in prayers and such.  Why?  Because there are so many different paths to him, so many different aspects that people believe and do not believe.  I do not agree with many aspects of what the Catholics teach.  I sure as heck do not want some of that forced on my child on a daily basis.  Why would I want any aspect of any religion forced on to any one, at any time?

There are places called churches for that.  There is your home and your heart for that.

Because our schools are filled with so many different beliefs, none at all and in between, we need to keep it all out to keep it all secure.

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