92 difficult child's?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by nvts, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    THE SNEEZE
    They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two
    students
    filing into
    the already crowded auditorium.
    With their rich maroon gowns flowing and the
    traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt.

    Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and
    Moms freely brushed away tears.

    This class would NOT pray during the
    commencements-- --not by choice, but because of a recent court ruling
    prohibiting it.
    > >
    They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one
    mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings
    on the graduates or their families.
    > >
    One final speech received a standing ovation.

    A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He
    stood still and silent for just a moment, and then it
    happened.
    > >
    All 92 students, every single one of them, suddenly
    SNEEZED!!!!
    > >
    The student on stage simply looked at the
    audience and said, "GOD BLESS YOU".
    > >
    And he walked off stage.
    > >
    The audience exploded into applause. This graduating class
    had found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or
    without the court's approval.

    It happened at the University of Maryland.

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    I guess you just can't tell them "no!"
     
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Too funny!
     
  3. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Hmmmm. difficult child or ....

    beth
     
  4. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Too much cooperation to be difficult child's. Maybe just a little streak, though. ;)
     
  5. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Although I admire the chutzpah of the students in the embellished retelling of this story, I happen to agree with the Supreme Court. It's better to leave religion out of public forums than to make someone who sees things differently than you a pariah.

    The sad truth of this story is that the girl who brought the suit was booed by the same entire audience as she received her diploma. In fact, all in all, the story is quite ugly when looked at factually.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/sneeze.asp
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2008
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