The question is going to come up, where was God? I though God cared about the little children. God protects the little children. Where was God when all this went down. Here’s the bottom line, God is not going to go where he is not wanted.
Now we have spent since 1962 — we’re 50 years into this now–we have spent 50 years telling God to get lost, telling God we do not want you in our schools, we don’t want to pray to you in our schools, we do not want to pray to your before football games, we don’t want to pray to you at graduations, we don’t want anybody talking about you in a graduation speech…
In 1962 we kicked prayer out of the schools. In 1963 we kicked God’s word out of ours schools. In 1980 we kicked the Ten Commandments out of our schools. We’ve kicked God out of our public school system. And I think God would say to us, ‘Hey, I’ll be glad to protect your children, but you’ve got to invite me back into your world first. I’m not going to go where I’m not wanted. I am a gentlemen. – Bryan Fischer
If Bryan Fischer was the only guy who said anything like this, I would not have made this blog entry. Sadly, the attitude seems fairly common.
Does God really not go to American schools? I learned in Sunday School that God is everywhere. American schools are part of “everywhere.”
I heard from some theologians, later in my life, that hell is the only place God is absent. But I can find no justification for the view that hell and American schools are the two places God is absent.
With the amount of Americans who go to church, I assume that any given school will have some children or teachers who are children of God. The Spirit of God lives inside the believer, so God’s Spirit attends every school with at least one believer in it.
What is more, many Americans actually want prayer, Bible reading, etc. in schools and cannot make it happen. A god that say: “I am unwelcome in school. Nobody wants me there” would be a liar if even one teacher, child or parent wanted him there. The God I know is not a liar.
And when we hear of church shootings, should we conclude that we have banned God from our churches?
At least, this is how I see this.
PS: According to the data of Grant Duwe, a criminologist with the Minnesota Department of Corrections, mass killings actually reached their peak in 1929. That was with the Bible and prayer still a part of American school culture.