Who says prayer in schools would end all bad things? God never says that no bad will come to anyone that prays. The idea is that allowing God in schools might just be enough to change the mindset of the one person that needs it the most.
If only people cared as much about helping people as they do about keeping prayer out of schools.
NOBODY is keeping God out of schools - NOBODY. a student can pray as an individual all they want as long as it is not taking away from class time or disruptive. The problems comes in when prayer is demanded of others, and in schools that would mean direct or indirect intimidation of those not wanting to pray.
And the Westboro Baptist Church says God killed those children... What's your point? There are extremists and idiots everywhere... And they're plenty easy to find. The key is recognizing those that are full of it and treating them as such.
"If only people cared as much about helping people as they do about keeping prayer out of schools." They're mutually exclusive?
Good and bad things can happen any where, in school or in the church. We have no control over these things.
Prayer being back in school won't hurt anyone. It may stir up some kind of awakening on the kids that God is watching them because they prayed, therefore they are aware that they have to behave.
And if those kids have different religious beliefs, and the school fostering the impression that Christianity is the only "normal" religion leads the other kids to treat them as outsiders? A school is a place of academic education, moral education is the parents' job.
No matter what kind of religious beliefs kids practice, a prayer to God can is a universal practice!
No bad thing has happened in a church*. That's a fact.
Not the kind of fact you'll find in one of your precious "books", obviously, but if you look in your heart you'll see it's true. If you don't see it's true, you're obviously misreading your heart because you don't love God enough.
*Not a real church. Maybe, like, a mosque, or a Catholic church, or something. But not to a Church of the One True Faith (you know the one).
Don't let your kids ever go where the Bible and guns are not allowed and the problems will diminish greatly.
A swimming pool?
Where do you go to church?
You are right. Prayer and church have never stopped bad things from happening. Bad things happen regardless. You are right. Even as a child, I read the Bible and realized that something was wrong with certain things. Some people must not read or hear the news. I have heard preachers preach vile things full of venom from the pulpits. Catholics cannot stand either. Read their history. Cover-up upon Cover up since they set up in business. I have studied ancient religions and modern ones and how they mhorphed into the new ones and bad still happens right in the pulpit.
of course - we all know that people who follow their religion zealously never do anything bad
yes - sarcasm often doesnt come across well in the written word