The Prayer That Did It All
Many feel that when public prayer was taken out of schools, then came government, etc., that's when the morality of America fell.
The New Oxford Review reports "The 22-word prayer that was the center of the 1962
Supreme court case Engel v. Vitale that made prayer in the public schools illegal did not, after all, invoke a Catholic or even a Christian conception of God." The prayer:
"Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our country."
That's it folks! That's the prayer. Those found it out-of-place, according to the New Oxford Review "... would primarily be secularists who view human beings as sovereign and who are appalled at "acknowledging our dependence" upon transcendence.
Another way of looking at this is through the emerging concept that "you are God, you just don't realized it yet, but by turning within, through meditation, you will come to self-realization." And the realization is that you are "sovereign."
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