letter in the Deseret News today (local Salt Lake Paper):
The National Rifle Association has proposed setting armed guards at all schools and supplying NRA volunteers to help. Concepts surrounding the arming and training of teachers have been suggested. Putting in safety glass and locking doors from the inside of schools has failed before.
Let's go all the way to the top and just put God back into our schools. We would have a fight in Congress, and many secularists would oppose an increase of God in a public place. Yet in courts of law and public monuments, the Ten Commandments are displayed.
If you cannot trust in a God who answers prayers of faith, what can you believe in? Congress?
My eyes were drawn to the author's "secularists" comment. He is right, I would oppose it - but almost assuredly not for the reasons and motivations he has dreamed up for me in his head.
The varied religions tend to only play nice together when they have a common enemy... witness how nicely many Mormons and Evangelicals did when they worked together to try to stop the anti-Christ from gaining a second term. But it never lasts.
Imagine how Baptists would react to a Catholic prayer invoking Mary. How well would most Christian faiths react to a Mormon prayer thanking God for his revelation to Joseph Smith? Can we end our prayer with "Allahu Akbar"? What about Eastern ancestral prayers? The Hindu pantheon? Oh, this is America - so Christian only? So much for our Judeo-Christian foundation. Then how bout' just no Jesus in the prayer? Watch the Evangelicals have a tantrum!
No, this would never make it as far as the "secularists".
To quote the Joker:
"These... civilized people.... they'll eat each other."
It is the end result of religion. They tend to think much like the Immortals in Highlander - there can be only one.
Therefore YOUR religion has to go!
I would be inclined to just pull up a lounge chair, a bucket of popcorn, and watch the show - but unfortunately, these religions cause an awful lot of collateral damage with their theological game of King of the Hill.