See You At The Pole - wtvr

There are 20 comments on the Sep 22, 2010, WTVR story titled See You At The Pole - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

Hundreds of area students in showed up a little early for school this morning for the annual See You At The Pole event.

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mad molly

Richmond, VA

#1 Sep 22, 2010
It is an inspiration to see so many young people participating in this event. God Bless them each and every one!!
Aaron W

Richmond, VA

#2 Sep 22, 2010
This is still on school property. If you want to pray to your statues you should go home and do it and leave it out of the public eye. This is completely ignorant!
gray haired lady

Culpeper, VA

#3 Sep 22, 2010
leave the children to their prayers!
Midlo7 VA

Newport News, VA

#4 Sep 22, 2010
but if it was those particpating in the Muslin religion and complaining that they did not have a place to say their prayers during the day --- that would be okay and no one says anything about those movements in schools or them blocking the streets in Manhattan so they can pray during the day. Thank goodness these children are doing somthing constructive rather than destructive with their time --- you don't have to join them but respect them. Or is respect and tolerance only acceptable now for those who yell the loudest??? Don't let others petty peeves deter you --- kudos to these young people!!!!!!!
Sincerely

Richmond, VA

#5 Sep 22, 2010
awesome!!!!!!!!!!
Sincerely

Richmond, VA

#6 Sep 22, 2010
As Christian's we don't NEED a statue - we know, we know, we know
The Voice

Colonial Heights, VA

#7 Sep 22, 2010
Aaron W wrote:
This is still on school property. If you want to pray to your statues you should go home and do it and leave it out of the public eye. This is completely ignorant!
FYI - In Virginia, as long as the prayer is initiated by the students, as it was in this instance, it is perfectly legal. Further, I am not aware of any statues that Protestant Christians pray to.

However, you sound rather agnostic in your comment. Don't forget, even an atheist believes in something.
abc

Mechanicsville, VA

#8 Sep 22, 2010
Would you all be so supportive if these kids were Muslim?
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#9 Sep 22, 2010
Aaron W wrote:
This is still on school property. If you want to pray to your statues you should go home and do it and leave it out of the public eye. This is completely ignorant!
pray on students, the gov't doesn't own you. idiots like the above don't even measure up. we do not worship the flag we pray to Our Heavenly Father and Our God. let the sweet fragrance and aroma of praise and adoration continually go up. if you don't like it then bury your head in a closet. don't tread on us.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#10 Sep 22, 2010
abc wrote:
Would you all be so supportive if these kids were Muslim?
some were muslims, don't assume they don't pray.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#11 Sep 22, 2010
Midlo7 VA wrote:
but if it was those particpating in the Muslin religion and complaining that they did not have a place to say their prayers during the day --- that would be okay and no one says anything about those movements in schools or them blocking the streets in Manhattan so they can pray during the day. Thank goodness these children are doing somthing constructive rather than destructive with their time --- you don't have to join them but respect them. Or is respect and tolerance only acceptable now for those who yell the loudest??? Don't let others petty peeves deter you --- kudos to these young people!!!!!!!
i hope they were praying against teabag hatred in this country and against the evil trolls that are hating on the POTUS, and you know who y'all are.
From Richmond

United States

#12 Sep 22, 2010
Aaron W wrote:
This is still on school property. If you want to pray to your statues you should go home and do it and leave it out of the public eye. This is completely ignorant!
You are as about as stupid as they come. Your poor children.(hopefully you have none)
The Voice

Colonial Heights, VA

#13 Sep 22, 2010
abc wrote:
Would you all be so supportive if these kids were Muslim?
Yes, I certainly would. It comes under the heading of freedom of religion.

I have several close friends that are Muslim. I don't try to convert them to Christianity and they don't try to convert me to Islam. Our religious beliefs have never gotten in the way of friendships. Just like all religious faiths, their are some bad apples in every one.

Prejudice was not something I was raised on. I was blessed with nonjudgmental, non-prejudiced parents. Somewhat unusual in Richmond during the 60's, but a core value I've carried with me all my life.
ShortPumpDad

Ruther Glen, VA

#14 Sep 22, 2010
What all you folks who are dismissing this as wrong fail to realize is that the Founding Father's formed this country with yes freedom of religion but at the time it was still based on the fact that God existed and was real. The country (it may shock you people who didn't pay attention in school) was founded with Christain Ideals by Christain men. You will find reference to God In almost every American document written in those times.
JANE DOE

United States

#15 Sep 22, 2010
Thank you WTVR for making this newsworthy!!!
The boss

Richmond, VA

#16 Sep 22, 2010
How lame, I thought this was going to be free coupons to a strip club.
Left Hook

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#17 Sep 23, 2010
A god freak by any other name is still a freak. It makes one gag to think that this is the future of America on display. You know, those who believe in some bearded, mythical, made up "guy in the sky" who made the cosmsos 6,000 years ago that actually hears the "prayers" of each of the 6 billion plus people on this planet. Then these same people complain the the US educational system is failing to keep us competitive in the world. This is why - prayin' is more important than science and math.

Some people will buy into anything - especially if they are good chrizz-jun conservatives...
Left Hook

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#18 Sep 23, 2010
ShortPumpDad wrote:
What all you folks who are dismissing this as wrong fail to realize is that the Founding Father's formed this country with yes freedom of religion but at the time it was still based on the fact that God existed and was real. The country (it may shock you people who didn't pay attention in school) was founded with Christain Ideals by Christain men. You will find reference to God In almost every American document written in those times.
Stick a sock in it. America WAS NOT founded as a chrizz-jun nation - Deal with it.
"That "christian nation" crap is a myth fabricated by the Rev. Billy Bob Kornwholer of the Third Bible Tabernacle Temple and Car Wash in Krackerville, VA to put butts in the seats for his Wednesday nite "bible study" and cross burnin'..
KnowsTheFacts

Midlothian, VA

#19 Sep 23, 2010
ShortPumpDad wrote:
What all you folks who are dismissing this as wrong fail to realize is that the Founding Father's formed this country with yes freedom of religion but at the time it was still based on the fact that God existed and was real. The country (it may shock you people who didn't pay attention in school) was founded with Christain Ideals by Christain men. You will find reference to God In almost every American document written in those times.
Yes this country was founded on the principles of freedom of religion and also on the freedom from religion. The founder father's mostly consisted of Deists and not Christians.

Have you ever heard of the 1796 treaty with Tripoli? It states that the United States was "in no sense founded on the Christian religion" This treaty was written under the presidency of George Washington and signed under the presidency of John Adams.

FYI, a Deist is someone who believes that the universe had a creator, but that he does not concern himself with the daily lives of humans, and does not directly communicate with humans, either by revelation or by sacred books. They spoke often of God,(Nature's God or the God of Nature), but this was not the God of the bible. They did not deny that there was a person called Jesus, and praised him for his benevolent teachings, but they flatly denied his divinity. There were Christian men among the founders but they were a minority not a majority.

You can't change historical facts no matter how hard you try. I support these kids and everyones right to pray to whomever or whatever they want but not on school property. There is a logical reason for separation of church and state and it should be respected and upheld.
Christian dad

Highland Springs, VA

#20 Sep 23, 2010
Where are the people with their coments of seperation of church and state on the muslim mosque in New York city it amazes me how fast people become quite when those that want something for their religion will use violence to get it but those who do it peacefully are targeted quickly. My child has the right and responsibility to pray whenever and wherever he chooses to.

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