GOD IN OUR SCHOOLS
God In Our Schools
It never ceases to amaze me when I see a flood of media stories or political and church driven propaganda about "God In Our Schools." It would seem to me that allowing a simple moment of silence would honour anyone's spiritual beliefs or even if they have none at all, than all this fuss about prayer.
In the Book of Matthew (6:5+), according to Jesus, Christians should become more familiar with the instructions given for prayer. If you don't recall it, or have never read it, here is the condensed version for you to ponder:
"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others ... but when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you ... for your Father knows what you need before you ask him."
The deeper meaning of this is ... go within. Go inside yourself. This is where God/Source dwells. No need for prayer from the podium, pulpit, homeroom, football game, or cafeteria ... publicly ... it is a personal and private event. It even says "secret." The reason "the Father knows what you need before you ask him" is that God is in you and you are in God. It's very simple really. You are consciousness, God is consciousness, all there is is spiritual energy and consciousness ... the "unseen" ... hence, no confusion. No need for public prayer of any sort.
Now, let's go one step further. The life-force, Source Energy, substance of all things which most would call God ... is what everything is made out of. It matters not if you're a Creationist or an Evolutionist or a Scientist, everything came from the same source origin and the only "stuff" to make stuff out of was the stuff that the Source was made of. Therefore, EVERYTHING is made of God/Source. A Ford is a Ford because Ford made it. It came from the Ford Factory. It's a Ford. Get it?
NOW ... one more and I'm done. There is no way to remove God from the schools or anything else because everything IS GOD. Everything is made of God stuff. We are all an integral part of this incubator we call the universe (and multiverses) and everything is interconnected whether you wish to believe it or not. We are one with the ocean as the waves are one with the ocean. You can't take God out of school, the courtroom, or anywhere else ... because as all Godly religions teach ... GOD IS OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT, AND OMNIPRESENT. This means in plain simple English ... ALL-POWERFUL, ALL-KNOWING, AND ALL-PRESENT.
You want to pray? Do it. Anywhere and anytime. Go within your closet (your inner self) and lock the door (rid yourself of distractions) and unite with your Higher-Self - Christ Consciousness - the God within you. No one will ever know ... and you don't need permission or law to do it. Remember ... it's a secret.
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.