Originally Posted by BR
I see. No outrage. Just excuses. You can't even take a moment to condemn the evil of those postings? You don't think there's a significant chunk of Americans who act like that? You don't think there's an even larger chunk that makes excuses and essentially gives them tacit approval, like you are doing now?
My first concern is Twitter and Facebook. I can see a good use of it by companies but I've pretty much deactivated my own Twitter and Facebook. People are just not able to use it responsibly.
Of course, before cyber-bullying there was real physical and emotional bullying.
That said, of course those Twitter and Facebook postings are terrible.
If by law it has been decided that public schools should be agnostic, then they should be agnostic. If you put up a Christian prayer, then that would mean anyone else can quote the Quran, put a Hindu idol in the corner, etc.
If a school is Catholic then it is Catholic. If it is Methodist then it is Methodist. If it is not a religious school, then it's not.
If people are upset with this, then there are two reasonable avenues, which I am fine with. Firstly, change the law itself, so that the administration of a public school can decide what religion they want to embrace in the context of school life. Christianity, Islam, New Age, Atheist, whatever.
In fact, for the 21st Century, how about all public schools simply saying, "We embrace the spiritual path that all children decide to explore, even if it is that of purely secular ideals". If you put up a Christian banner then at least once a month Muslims, Hindus, Atheists and whoever else can have their own sections in the school to display and talk about their beliefs.