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Re: Re: thank a bodhisatva

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Lawrence A. Parker/OCCTI (occti)
Sat, 14 Aug 1999 15:05:31 -0400


> GEE,
> We just got the word that we can put up the ten commandments in our
schools.
> (Florida) This is a backlash of school violence. Like having a poster of
the
> ten commandments is going to solve this problem. Who would have thought.
> hmmmmmmmmmm
> wizzle

And no one has challenged this on the grounds of separation? I can't
believe the ACLU is going after this one. What makes these people think
that they can so blatantly disobey federal law? What would they do if
someone started putting up sayings by Buddha, Lao-tse, Confucius.

As a teacher of a course entitled "Alternatives to Violence" and workshop "A
Meeting of Minds", I find it ludicrous that this is their response to and
solution for school violence. We pulled our two children out of a
"religious" school because their solution was simply to pray for everyone.
Since that didn't work (no surprise), their suggestion was that we remove
our daughter, who was the object of the violence, from the school. I warned
them that they had just cemented the power of those doing the abusing and
that their concern should now be - who will they pick on next? Took about 1
month.

Larry