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Christian School tells student to skip prom

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posted on May, 8 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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I understand that schools have rules, and that he did sign an agreement but isn't this going a little far? I'm not christian myself,my girlfriend is (raised by christian family, but is now more spiritual than part of the religion) and we both have never heard of rock music, dancing, holding hands and kissing to be something that is bad or looked at to be "immoral" for a christian. I'm glad that he is choosing to go anyway and not listening to the fools that make up that school committee. To me this school is not really a good example they are setting for their religion, but that is just my opinion. I'm curious to know what other Christians think of this? Would you agree that this has gone to far? Plus I also was wondering if things such as listening to rock music, dancing, holding hands, and kissing were viewed as "immoral" by all christians or is this school just nuts?


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posted on May, 8 2009 @ 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by itinerantseeker
I also was wondering if things such as listening to rock music, dancing, holding hands, and kissing were viewed as "immoral" by all christians or is this school just nuts?



I have a solution...


Rent Footloose and show it to TPTB...


How could any 'christian' resist the dance floor after watching Kevin tear it up in the local barnyard..?!









posted on May, 8 2009 @ 11:56 PM
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This guy just posted this.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I do love bacon, kevin bacon eh not so much, but you have to give the man props on dancing. People who say white people cant dance (usually aren't white) have not seen kevin bacon, john travolta dance.

Priceless.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 11:57 PM
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You should also, just youtube, Jesus Camps. Then you will be mad, very mad, maybe even angry. Chrisitanity has blown it's top lately, and is becoming a terror religion, but with a face of Happiness.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by Republican08

I do love bacon, kevin bacon eh not so much, but you have to give the man props on dancing. Priceless.



Well, since you are so undecided, let me help you out champ...


Some Dancin' bacon without the Kevin...





Isn't it nice to have it all?






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[edit on 5/9/2009 by chapter29]



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 12:20 AM
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Shoot, my bad. I did a search and found nothing on it. Oh well, but I like the references though guys lol



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 12:24 AM
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It's ridiculous to take Christianity and add your own "thoughts" and enforce it on others. And this is what the Church seems to do also, develop doctrine that is separate from the New and Old Testament.


"In life, we constantly make decisions whether we are going to please self or please God. (Frost) chose one path, and the school committee chose the other," England said. The handbook for the 84-student Christian school says rock music "is part of the counterculture which seeks to implant seeds of rebellion in young people's hearts and minds."


They're hypocrites. The school board pleases themselves in other ways, it might not be rock or holding hands, do they find what they enjoy to be against Christianity? Of course not, that'd be too inconvient to have to change yourself, but making someone else change, well its both easy and fun!

Since when is it pleasing to God to avoid things you find enjoyable? Doesn't make sense, it sounds like aceticism. To promote this kind of attitude as being "truly Christian" is disgusting and harmful to this student and to society as a whole. Jesus says something to the effect of "Do not add any more rules that what I have given you" and these pseudo-Christians are adding their own beliefs and possibly making life difficult for a fellow Christian. Stuff like this bugs me way too much. This isn't Christianity.

[edit on 9-5-2009 by ghaleon12]



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 08:05 AM
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at dancing bacon!


I am not a christian, this is true. However, I thought most people were aware of the quote:

A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, And a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace."
- Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 -



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 08:27 AM
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Originally posted by azurecara
at dancing bacon!


I am not a christian, this is true. However, I thought most people were aware of the quote:

A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, And a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace."
- Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 -


Also, in case you have forgotten, these are also the words to a famous Rock song, Turn,Turn, Turn by the Byrds. I grew up in the 60s, and can clearly remember preachers railing against Rock and Roll, saying it is the Devil's music, it has suggestive lyrics, and it leads young people into drugs. the the Rolling Stones came out with a song that told me the truth about it..."It's Only Rock and Roll, but I like It." That is all it is too, just plain Rock and Roll, nothing more, or less. I have always thought that if God could come down here and walk with us, he surely would avoid the Churches and those droll hymns sung all out of tune, and would probably go and sit with a garage band jamming the Blues. I still love the old songs, todays music just doesn't have the same soul, and Bob Seagar said in his song . A Christian fellow just a few daysd ago was telling me the music on my stereo was bad for me, and was made by the Devil, and I told him if there is no rock and roll in heaven, then I am not going there. Better be some chocolate there too.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 09:26 AM
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You should also, just youtube, Jesus Camps. Then you will be mad, very mad, maybe even angry. Chrisitanity has blown it's top lately, and is becoming a terror religion, but with a face of Happiness.


Just for the record, Jesus Camp isn't a good example of what the majority of Christians believe. Those in that movie are part of the Charismatic movement and many of us that aren't in that movement are disgusted by what they do as well.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 09:37 AM
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I understand that schools have rules, and that he did sign an agreement but isn't this going a little far?


No, if he signed an agreement saying that he wouldn't go to a dance, then it's not going too far. In God's eyes, it is a sin for him to break a rule that his school has since they're not telling him to go against something that God says to do the opposite. It's wrong in God's eyes, as well, because he signed a paper saying that he wouldn't dance. It's not like he didn't know. My college had a "no physical contact rule" between guys a girls. I knew that going into it and I signed a paper saying that I would follow that rule. If I were to have broken that rule, the school has every right to punish me.

Many younger Christians [such as myself] don't view rock music and things of the sort as wrong. But, Christian institutions aren't run by young Christians yet, so sometimes people will have to deal with these things. Dealing with things you don't agree with is a good opportunity for the Christian to build of their love among the body of Christ because you're setting your own Christian liberty aside so that you don't cause someone else to stumble.

The old generation is still in "power" and to understand why the older generation of Christians has a tendency to label things as wrong, you have to understand why they think a certain it's wrong.

They don't make rules like this becuase they're trying to prevent people from having fun but rather they're trying to glorify and honor God in their actions. The older generation is weary of danicing because they don't want to get too close to a member of the opposite sex and think wrong things about them, for example.



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