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The property located at 6829 Summerfield Rd. Temperance Michigan should be considered as a historical site. The property will be going up for sale and is at great risk of being torn down if we do not step in and urge the township to get involved with it’s preservation.
The Ina Duley Ogdon cabin, “deserving of preservation, was built on an old Indian trail now called Summerfield Road in Lambertville. Constructed about 1830 for Charles and Charlotte Phelps, it was remodeled in the 1860’s as their family grew.
Around 1920 hymnist, Ina Duley Ogdon and her husband purchased the cabin from Stephen Phelps as a summer cottage, but later decided to move here permanently. In 1930 a second cabin, owned by Henry Beck and built in 1865, was purchased. It logs were numbered, dismantled and moved from Ottawa Lake by Charles Friedly and Fred Hasen. Reconstructed as a wing of this lovely country home, the rustic log cabin portion was purposely left exposed.
Ina enjoyed the peaceful country living with its outdoor ponds and gardens, and her antique filled home. It was in an upper bedroom of this home that Ina Duley Ogdon penned a verse to cheer her ailing father. “Brighten the Corner Where you are” was sold (for $3.00) to the music director of Evangelist Billy Sunday, who set it to music and helped make it the most popular hymn of all times.
Ina would go on to write over 3,000 verses and two books in her lifetime. “
By Trudy Wieske Urbani (Town Historian)
As a multi-faith and multi-cultural society, the United Kingdom hosts many people from different walks of life and with many different beliefs with religion playing an important part of this.
No doubt as a result of this, at GCSE level, religious education (RE) is made compulsory. This, in itself, I don't disagree with at all, in fact I think it's a great idea. But the fact the syllabus only requires students to study 2 religions (Christianity and one other) surely is not in keeping with the fact that this subject is after all, all about tolerance and acceptance.
Ignorance of other main religions will no doubt in some cases lead to prejudice and discrimination, which is surely not what the government and the public would want today's children to carry with them to later life.
It seems a waste of the RE teachers degree level knowledge and is not at all encouraging acceptance between future generations or the exploration and questioning of faith which children of this age should be encouraged to do.
Please, please sign this petition if you want the government to change the syllabus so that our children can learn more about other main religions and so learn to accept and take the next step towards a less conflicted world. This may seem a bit of an exaggeration as to what this petition can achieve, on too small a scale and too trivial a matter to achieve this but the children after all, are the future and will one day be the voices of society.
Thank you so much, just the fact you have read the petition is raising awareness and I hope you feel strongly about this issue as I do =)
The Government's taken the Lord's Prayer & Bible out of our schools and now look at our schools, what do you see? Guns, violence & crime.
Now they want to take it out of our legislature. God help this province and nation.
For a long time now the moment of silence has been looked down upon in schools because people feel like it is both a waste of time and a way to enforce prayer/religion on people. The truth of the matter is it is neither.
The "moment of silence" is, as described by wikipedia, the expression for a period of silent contemplation, prayer, reflection, and meditation. There are three options that a moment of silence allows students to do and only one of them is prayer. Students can think about what they plan to do that day and calm down before school starts. This provides students and teachers with a more efficient learning environment.
In conclusion, the moment of silence in schools is in no way enforcing religion upon students, because it provides students with many more options, and it is not an excuse for students to waste class time, because it calms classes down providing a more efficient learning environment.
Evolution is currently being taught in schools as a fact. It should not be taught a fact, because it goes against the beliefs of many religions.
What is taught in public schools should not offend the religious. I am personally not religious, but I do not believe that evolution should be taught as a fact. Rather it should be taught as a theory.
As an aspiring writer who looks to Shakespeare as a role model, I would consider it an honour to present this petition to the Honourable members of the Scottish Parliament with due respect.
Today as we see some of the writers across the world and in the UK, produce literature that are viable to raise roars and threats, a country which prides its freedom of expression cannot shut the doors for the writers, neither can they open doors to the extremists.
But writers who use racial discrimination and gender discrimination as their motif should be seriously punished so that no other writer does that and that the literature that the future British generation is reading, does not promote the same traits in them. If not done, this would lead to the promotion of the values which the British flag does not promote; as UK is and has been the main source of literature for the rest of the world.
What should be our stance in such a situation?
I propose that we should have a legislation passed that sees that both the writers and the readership living in the UK are not disturbed and that peace and harmony can be maintained in the UK. If we are to give our next generation quality literature to read then I believe that this petition should be the first step in doing so.
I propose the following for the petition and anticipate that the Honourable members of the Scottish Parliament will approve of the petition:
1. Freedom of speech is the basic right of every writer.
2. In case of threat, necessary arrangements must be made to ensure the protection of the life, property and career of the writer.
3. Writer involved in any genre should not commit any of the following during his or her writing, and the educational authorities and institutes should see to it that no such work be published in any form:
• Defaming the deities of any religion, including the prophets and saints of that religion and this extends to the families of the prophets and saints
• Degrades any Royal household, including all form of use of words.
• Uses any elements of discrimination in his writing
• Promotes religious hatred.
4. In the event that a writer is found involved in such activities, the following penalties may be imposed.
• Request for the imprisonment and further legal actions sent to the UK Government.
• Request for the honours to be conferred sent to the UK Government.
• Request for the financial penalties sent to the UK Government.
5. The writer must act accordingly to protect him or her being penalized by the law.
Apologists for Ritual Slaughter claim that it is both quick and humane. We say that this imported ritual isn't - it is barbaric, cruel and wholly unnecessary. In addition ritually slaughtered meat should not be clandestinely fed to our kids in their school dinners - as is happening in hundreds of schools up and down the country at present!
Does your kids' school secretly serve up ritually slaughtered meat in their meals? If you don't know then we urge you to find out!
Parents and pupils alike should contact their schools to demand that any ritually slaughtered meat used in school catering be clearly labelled as such, so as to provide freedom of choice for the vast majority of pupils who, quite rightly, have no wish to participate in the most prolific form of animal cruelty practiced in Britain today!
The ill-planned destruction of the thousands of years old, man-made stone bridge known as the Holy and revered Adams bridge or Rama Bridge or Ram Setu, 48km long and 2km wide, connecting the southeastern coast of India with the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka (previously known as Ceylon), commenced on 11 Dec 2006.
The Holy and revered bridge dates back to the time of the Ramayan for Hindus and to the time of Adam and Eve for Muslims and Christians. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam's_Bridge
Corporate arguments put forward in support of the destruction of the Holy and revered bridge, i.e. shorter-ship-sailing-times from West to East India, to avoid sailing around Sri Lanka, fuel economy etc. do not compensate for the loss felt by billions of Hindus, Muslims and Christians all over the world.
This Holy and revered bridge is priceless. There are underwater cities not too deep under the water. Tools and artifacts from the huge wall stone structures date back to over 7,500 years ago, making it the earliest civilization known to man, thousands of years earlier than the Indus Valley civilisation. The area of shallow waters around the Holy and revered bridge need to be dried out and preserved as the Holy land it once was in ancient times as a place of Holy and revered pilgrimage.
As of 09/10/2007, 24.76% of the destruction by massive dredger machines has already been carried out as planned by the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project, without any reference to the history or religious origins of the Holy and revered bridge, without proper consultation with Hindu, Muslim and Christian organisations and without regard to the sentiments of Hindus, Muslims and Christians all over the world, See http://www.sethusamudram.gov.in/WhatisSethu.asp
Despite its roots with all major religions, and its heritage, the Holy and revered bridge does not even feature amongst UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre’s list for the lawful preservation of listed monuments, See http://whc.unesco.org/en/list
Due to an Indian court decision, work on the Holy and revered bridge has halted for a few months. Protests are being organized by many Hindu organizations to ensure this destruction does not resume. What is needed is a global effort on a massive scale.
Full details on http://ramsetu.tripod.com
Today I was deeply disturbed to be stopped in the street by a woman in bright red overalls saying 'Jesus will save you!'. I apologised, said sorry but all of my friends and myself are straightedge and satanists (and no, this isn't what most people think it is).
She then accused me of pushing my 'religion' on everyone else (Despite the fact that being straightedge involves no drinking, no drug abuse and no sex outside of a relationship.) and threw a load of notes in my face.
She told me, that as a woman I was leading my male friends straight to hell. I found this a disgrace towards my gender.
It is people like this who are continually harassing people, disturbing them and upsetting them .
I'm all for people believing what they want to believe, but when they start forcing their religion upon everyone.
May I also note, this woman also deeply upset an old woman she shouted at?
Why should these people be allowed to harass people in such a way?
And if you would like the evidence, I shall be sure to scan up a picture of a pamphlet telling everyone how everything we enjoy is evil.
The College Republican's Anti-Affirmative Action Bake Sale, entitled "Affirmative Action is a Negative Reaction: Only Racists Consider Race" in the CdC Atrium on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, was an extreme display of white privilege and racist representation. We oppose the hypocrisy of a bake sale that supported this slogan, rhetoric and action.
What happened that day was racism—racism that is part of a larger systemic problem in our society. The language and action taken by the College Republicans are to be taken very seriously, as their position threatens and oppresses the rights and livelihoods of those whose social locations are already marginalized in our society—women, people of Color, the working class and the poor. This event led numerous students to feel unwelcomed, unwanted and unsafe.
Do not be confused. Their campaign that day was not independent of a larger systemic movement that supports and controls the White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy.
Thank you for signing the petition asap and forwarding it on to others to build support for this social movement.
Becky McDonald and Kris Schmitz, CSC students
Roman Catholic priest Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly home detained again.
This petition for Delphi Community High School to offer courses in Biblical Teachings, and to have Creationism taught in Biology, or any other science class, along with Evolution, the Big Bang Theory, etc... Evolution is taught in schools today as a fact, but it is only a theory.
As Dr. Carl Baugh puts it, "Evolution is anti-evidence faith and philosophical propoganda, which does not even qualify to be a scientific hypothesis, much less a proven "fact" of history or science." So if schools teach propoganda, than they can teach the Bible also, and that is what this petition is saying.
End the Israeli destruction of the holy sites and human history in Jerusalem.
Recent Israeli excavations and destruction near and under the holy sites in the Old City Jerusalem threaten to change history. These excavations, if allowed to continue, threaten to seriously distort the historical significance of the Old City of Jerusalem. The integrity of monuments and historic sites that identify the heritage of humanity, especially sites of spiritual and cultural diversity, must be protected by responsible members of the world community.
On February 6, the Israeli antiquities authority started demolition of historic sites near the western wall of the holy sites compound. A hill, a wooden bridge, and two rooms at the foot of the hill will be eradicated in order to build a permanent bridge/walkway for Jewish settlers to access the Jewish Wailing Wall/ Muslim Buraq wall on the road leading to Magharba gate. These monuments represent different periods of human history.
Jerusalem, the mountainous walled city with a rich religious history, is sacred to followers of the three great religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; more than one half of the world's population.
For Jews, Jerusalem is the holy site of the Wailing Wall ; for Christians, the site of Christ's burial and resurrection; for Muslims, the site of the Prophet Muhammad's night journey to heaven, as well as the first direction they prayed towards before Makkah, and one of the three holiest sites.
Israel has been conducting what it terms 'excavation work' , an archaeological digging/tunnel , near and under the holy sites compound. since 1969.The current digging imposes a direct threat to the sustainability of Al-Aqsa mosque, as well as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; where it is believed Christ was buried and rose from the dead. Other adjacent historic structures are also threatened.
In February 2004, excavation work led to the collapse of a part of the path leading to Al Magharba Gate, one of the holy compound’s main entrances. However, Israeli media claims that the excavation had no effect on this incident and cites a snowstorm as the reason for the collapse. In February 2007, they characterizes the recent excavation/demolition as repair, maintenance, or restoration activities.
Jerusalem’s rich history belongs to all humankind. Old City of Jerusalem was declared by UNESCO as a threatened world heritage site.
The recent Israeli excavations and demolition of historic monuments of Jerusalem are a clear violation of the international laws as listed below:
UNESCO Decision 30 COM 7A.34 (2006), 31 C/Resolution 31, as well as to the provisions of the four Geneva Conventions (1949), The Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1954) the related Protocol and to the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), the inscription of the Old City of Jerusalem on the World Heritage List and on the List of World Heritage in Danger and the recommendations, resolutions and decisions of UNESCO on the protection of the cultural heritage.
Jerusalem world heritage sites are a significant part of world history. As we speak, the world is witnessing the destruction of a history that belongs to all humanity. If we do not raise our voices in opposition to this illegal excavation, this historical treasure could be destroyed and wiped off the face of the earth forever.
We urge all concerned people of the world to stand firm to protect our human history and to stop all forms of demolition and excavations of the historical Jerusalem.
We urge the international community to appeal to governmental and non-governmental archeological, anthropological, historic, and human rights organizations, institutions, and legal entities to safeguard the cultural heritage of the Old City of Jerusalem
Please be advised that this petition is not intended to undermind or discredit our Jewish friends who are working diligently on indispensable peace and justice projects. This petition calls on all people of conscience and truth including the Abrahamic communities (Jews, Christians & Muslims) to restore and maintain the right of humanity to protect its history in Jerusalem.
We urge you to sign this petition to SAVE the holy sites and human history in Jerusalem from Israeli illegal excavation & destruction.
The religious studies department at Willamette has unjustly left Islam out of its curriculum. Islam is the world's second largest religion, making up 21% of the world's faith.
An introduction to this fascinating and controversial religion would be very helpful to understanding a culture that many students from the west have not experienced. I believe that it is imperative that we have a class on Islam taught in the very near future.
75. Free Tibet
For over more than 50 years the tibetan people have been occupied by the chinese governemant.
This occupation has led to the repressement and the torture of more than the threemillion tibetan people. for over 1.2million tibetan people has already die during the chinese occupation.
The beautiful culture of tibet was nearly destroyed when chinese soldiers burnt many temples and buildings who are are crucial for the religion and culture of tibet.
Still now the chinese gouvernement motivates chinese people to live in tibet by giving them bounties, wich leads to the financial repression of the tibetan people.
Still today, the tibetan people have little rights. They can't critisize the chinese gouvernement, they can't talk to tourists, they may not have picture of His Holiness The Dalai Lama...
Many people live still in foreign countries because they're afraid to go back. Even H.H The Dalai Lama isn't safe if he goes back.
That's why we have to make sure that the UN and other international organisations cause an international pressure upon China to make sure the Tibetan people can live in peace and harmony whit their religion.
I ask you to please sign this petition to end the chinese occupation.
STOP PROTESTING THE DA VINCI CODE.
FOLKS GET REAL - THE DA VINCI CODE IS A MOVIE, I.E. FICTION!!! GET OVER THE PROTESTS.
WHERE WERE THE PROTESTS WHEN "HOSTEL" CAME OUT??? THAT MOVIE WAS DISGUSTING.
April 24, 2006
Wuthering Heights has been a long followed cult classic, but it's high time we take it to the next level and recognize it as an organized religion.
We want to worship what we love, and let's face it, we love Wuthering Heights, so let us into your window!
April 23, 2006
The statement "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance shouldn't be permitted, under one of our country's amendments, stating that religion shall not be mixed with politics.
No certain beliefs in relgion should be supremicized or advertised in school or government.
March 01, 2006
To: Waukesha West High School
The Waukesha West High School has made a special room for Muslims to pray five times a day?
Feb 08, 2006
This petition was made after realising that, like the Globetroters, Mourinho's too good for football's health.
81. Pro Gay Marriage
January 1, 2006
In the United Sates, as well as other countries of the world, gay marriage is illegal.
As many people who are against gay marriage say, heterosexual marriage is for reproduction, and of course there is no reproduction in gay marriage. However, nowadays and for many years now, people have not necessarily gotten married to have children, but because they love each other : so why can`t homosexuals have the same happiness through marriage?
Everybody is different and unique but they must be respescted and have the same rights as everyone else. As for religious issues on gay marriage, not everybody in the world is Christian (or any other religion that bans gay marriage), there are about 4,200 religions in this world.
By signing this petition, you are helping the world be a fairer, better place for everybody, regardless of sexual preferences or religion.
December 25, 2005
A pandora's box of EVIL has been SPREAD over America and the Catholic hierarchy has done NOTHING to stop it nor condemn it. In fact they still allow homosexuality and abortion to flourish unimpeded.
The Pope must EXCOMMUNICATE all those catholics who AID, ABET AND COUNSEL ABORTIONS AND OR HOMOSEXUALITY.
December 17, 2005
An American Hindu family living in a rural Village in Western New York State is appealing a Court Injunction banning their Family Cow.
The Village allows a Commercial Beef farm to operate across the Street from the family's home.
The Local Courts have reufused to address the First Amendment issues, saying the case has nothing to do with Religion. The Judge did not give the family a chance to testify at their trial.
The family wants to keep a cow and her calf on their 14 1/2 acre Village property in order to demonstrate humane and responsible care of cows and to promote vegetarianism, sustainable agriculture and locally grown food as the first steps towards a socially responsible diet.
They advocate Ahimsa (non-violence) and work to promote peace, gratitude and mercy in human society; all of which are symbolized by the cow in their religion.
Although the practice of protecting cows is unique to Hinduism, the principles of responsible and humane treatment of cows represents the Free Speech interests of a broad spectrum of Americans concerned with animal rights, vegetarianism, sustainable agriculture and nonviolence, (Ahimsa).
The Village of Angelica does not forbid farm animals and other residents keep cows, goats, sheep and chickens for commercial purposes and as pets.
Please sign the petition to the US Commission on Civil Rights and let them know the US Courts should give serious consideration to cases involving Free Speech and Religious Expression.
Let's Get God where it belongs!!!
Back in the Home, the School, and everywhere, as from the begining of this country, our world!
Every year, students are granted the right to take off from school for religious holidays such as Christmas, Rosh Hashana, and even Yom Kippur. Yet, even as the Hindu inhabitance in America grows, the government has yet to recognize the universal hindu holiday Diwali as a day to take off!
It is not only a huge damper on the diversity that the United States gloats we have, but an inconvenience to those hindus who are required to be in school that day.
God, the supreme, infinite, and beloved being that created the Universe. He loved us so much that he sacrificed his only son so that we may live for all eternity in Heaven.
Yet, as humans, some idiots have strayed away from God, they have stopped believing, they think that they have something more important than God in their pathetic lives. These Atheist-Liberals have gone so far as to violate the rights of their children AND their fellow americans, and fellow humans.
I am asking that you sign this petition to restore the justice back to schools, and eternally save the rights of Humans everywhere. I will request that you ONLY make a response if it is positive, I am too fed up to hear or see my petition crowded with anti-social posts. I beg you to only reply if you agree with me.
Remember, God is everywhere, no human get rid of him. In a terrible time like this, we need him the most.
It appears at every Christian get together and yet is possibly the worst dish known to man. It's quiche of course and I want to see it banned. It's slimy, it's cheesy and it's almost certainly of the devil.
Now you have the chance to have an impact on world history. As the quiche-haters of this planet join forces and sign this petition, church leaders everywhere will be forced to say "NO" to quiche. Let's stop the e-flangelicals. Join me and say BAN THE FLAN!
The first amendment: " Congress shall make now laws prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
Two court cases will be held before the supreme court to hear the ruling and to make a decision on the rules of publicly displaying the Ten Commandments.
The large Texas cases took form in 2002 when a homeless atheist man named Thomas Van Orden passed by the monument, which sits next to the American Flag, American Eagle, and other religious symbols subscribed by Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and charged it of being an unconstitutional establishment of religion. The federal district court rejected his argument, ruling the state's reasons for placing the monument were clearly secular. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit also upheld the decision in 2003, and Van Orden appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.
The out come of this case will inevitably change the way the Christian religion is held in this country. The ruling of making the ten commandments illegal to have in government buildings will trickle down to it being illegal to having them displayed anywhere in public. This will most likely lead to crosses being taken down off the sides of churches and the ultimate concealment of the whole Christian faith! This clearly violates the first amendment the courts are saying the ruling would be supporting.
Please help justice prevail in this court and help protect ALL religions in this great nation we reside in. Please take time to sign this petition and put forth an effort to keep the Ten Commandments in view of all onlookers.
March 1, 2005
First, it will be hard to post this petition without appearing to discriminate against same sex couples. Therefore i would like to apologize in advance to any who are offended.
I am guaranteed freedom of speech, so i ask you only respect my opinion, the same i would do for you.
With that out of the way, let me describe why i want to stop the legalization of gay marriages.
Marriage is currently defined as a union between a man and a woman. This is how it should stay. When i was a child, everything i saw had an imact on me, and the same is true today. I do not want my future kids to see 2 men kissing, and get the idea that that is right. It's just not exactly..... natural.
Men should love women, not each other.
In school, all American's said the pledge of allegience with the phrase "one nation, under god..." Everyone handles our currency, which has the phrase "In God We Trust" on it. During the presidential debates, both the candidates, John Kerry, and George Bush, ended with the note of "God Bless."
Well what about those of us who don't believe in god. Such as myself, I am an athiest. It offends me that everythign in our country has to do with god this and god that. I've always thought it to be such bull, and none of religion to be believable.
Everyone always says the phrase speration of church and state... correct? Read through the Constitution. No where does it state it. So in this, I am calling for an amendment to the Constitution that will change this, and be dubbed (Amendment) Article XXVIII: Seperation of Church and State. This way, it can not be used as an excuse to get past all of us. In Article 1 (first amendment), it states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" That represents the Seperation of Church and State JUST, by not establishing an official religion. That line does NOT state that the government can not use religion.
In the future, if a candidate for president uses such phrases as "God Bless", that would be accepted though, under the law of Freedom Of Speech, also stated in the 1st Amendment.
Do the right thing and correct the Constitution that so many have been tricked into believing by the words that they use.
http://www.house.gov/Constitution/Constitution.html - US Constitution