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|May-09-13|| ||OhioChessFan: Tried to search out the author of this. This page is as close as I could get: |
THE NEW SCHOOL PRAYER
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the golden rule.
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites,
it violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange, or green.
That's no offense, It's the freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud
Are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate.
God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
To pierce our noses, tongues, and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns,
But first the Bible.
To quote the Good Book
Makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen.
And the unwed daddy, he's the King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong.
Such judgements, we're taught, do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires, and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are NOT allowed.
No Word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess.
When chaos reigns, the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make.
If I get shot,
My soul please take.
|May-09-13|| ||cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...|
|May-09-13|| ||cormier: http://www.worldometers.info/aborti...|
|May-10-13|| ||OhioChessFan: And the beat goes on..............
|May-10-13|| ||cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...|
|May-11-13|| ||cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...|
|May-11-13|| ||playground player: <Ohio Chess Fan> Well, fan my brow! Radical indoctrination in the public schools--who would've thought it? Teaching the kiddies that white folks are just naturally oppressive and evil, it's the way they're made... That's been widespread in colleges for some years, and has now percolated down to the high schools.|
I wonder how bad the public schools will be allowed to get before people stop sending their kids there. I'm really beginning to wonder if there is a bottom to it.
|May-11-13|| ||OhioChessFan: I was always pretty opposed to home schooling, but the last 3 years have changed my mind. <Anything> is better than the cesspool of the American public school system.|
|May-12-13|| ||cormier: <<<<<<<<<<<Acts 1:1-11> In the first book, Theophilus,
I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught
until the day he was taken up,
after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit
to the apostles whom he had chosen.>
He presented himself alive to them
by many proofs after he had suffered,
appearing to them during forty days
and speaking about the kingdom of God.>
While meeting with them,
he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,
but to wait for “the promise of the Father
about which you have heard me speak;
for John baptized with water,
but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”>
When they had gathered together they asked him,
He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons
that the Father has established by his own authority.>
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
“Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”>
throughout Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.”>
When he had said this, as they were looking on,
he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.>
While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going,
suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.>
They said, “Men of Galilee,
why are you standing there looking at the sky?>
This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven
will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”>
|May-12-13|| ||playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> We have a wild rabbit who visits our yard and acts like a tame bunny--sort of hangs out with us. It's very pleasant. But oh, boy, are rabbits lousy parents!|
This bunny has decided to have her babies in the middle of the yard, after scraping some of the grass out of the way. She isn't the first to do that. And don't the cats and the hawks love it? Doesn't seem like a terribly good spot for a nest when it rains, either.
Frankly, I'm amazed rabbits have survived in the wild.
|May-12-13|| ||cormier: <<<<<<<Heb 9:24-28; 10:19-23> Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands,a copy of the true one, but heaven itself,that he might now appear before God on our behalf.> Not that he might offer himself repeatedly,as the high priest enters each year into the sanctuary with blood that is not his own; if that were so, he would have had to suffer repeatedly from the foundation of the world.> But now once for all he has appeared at the end of the ages to take away sin by his sacrifice.> Just as it is appointed that men and women die once, and after this the judgment, so also Christ, offered once to take away the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to take away sin but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await him.> Therefore, brothers and sisters, since through the blood of Jesus we have confidence of entrance into the sanctuary by the new and living way he opened for us through the veil, that is, his flesh,and since we have a great priest over the house of God, “ let us approach with a sincere heart and in absolute trust, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.> Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he who made the promise is trustworthy.>|
|May-12-13|| ||cormier: <<<<<<<Gospel> Lk 24:46-53> Jesus said to his disciples:
“Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things.>
And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you;
but stay in the city
until you are clothed with power from on high.”>
Then he led them out as far as Bethany,
raised his hands, and blessed them.>
As he blessed them he parted from them
and was taken up to heaven.>
They did him homage
and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and they were continually in the temple praising God.>
|May-12-13|| ||cormier: a possibility of ... 6... d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6|
|May-13-13|| ||playground player: <Ohio Chess Fan> The public schools in Canada are just as bad as ours, if not worse. For instance:|
Here we see the Manitoba Teachers Union proposing to include "gay" stuff in every lesson in every subject "to ensure that same-sex families and LBGTTQ people and themes are reflected in all curricula."
I've reached the point where I can't imagine what more these schools have to do before parents rescue their children from them.
|May-13-13|| ||cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...|
|May-14-13|| ||playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> If you remember <YouRang> and me debating the meaning the Biblical phrase, "...who made the people to sin,"
I think some of these articles recently posted here by <Ohio Chess Fan> and yours truly very nicely illustrate what I think the phrase means.|
|May-14-13|| ||cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...|
|May-15-13|| ||cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...|
|May-16-13|| ||cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...|
|May-16-13|| ||playground player: <Steamed Colleagues> This week's column,|
Don't read it if you're fanatically wedded to public education no matter what grotesqueries it perpetrates.
Confidential to <cormier> I see what you're trying to do in that Chess 960 game, and it isn't nice!
|May-16-13|| ||cormier: ... lol ....|
|May-17-13|| ||cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...|
|May-18-13|| ||cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...|
|May-19-13|| ||cormier: <<<<<<<<<<Acts 2:1-11> When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.>
And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.>
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.>
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.>
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven
staying in Jerusalem.>
At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd,
but they were confused
because each one heard them speaking in his own language.>
They were astounded, and in amazement they asked,
“Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans?>
Then how does each of us hear them in his native language?>
We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites,
inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,
Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,
Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene,
as well as travelers from Rome,
both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs,
yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues
of the mighty acts of God.”>
|May-19-13|| ||cormier: <<<<<<<<<<<Rom 8:8-17> Brothers and sisters: Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.> But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you.> Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.> But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is alive because of righteousness.> If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through his Spirit that dwells in you.> Consequently, brothers and sisters,we are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.> For if you live according to the flesh, you will die,but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body,you will live.> For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.> For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a Spirit of adoption, through whom we cry, “Abba, Father!”> The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.>|
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