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Should prayers be allowed in public schools?
Opinions Separation of church and state. If you say yes, what prayers should be said? Hindu, Christian, Islam, Buddhist, Satanists, etc? Yes, because prayer is good for c…reation of a good, peaceful, tolerant, co-operating people in society. Children should grow up learning ethics .Prayer is talking to God. Each school should make its own prayer to be said in the assembly or in the class, addressing God as God, then it would be acceptable to people of all religions. Prayer should be said before every hour or period in the school. Also prayer shouldn't be mechanical. Ask children to pray with their whole heart.Public schools should allow porn. Everyone carries around loose change that says on it, 'In God we trust', but they cant pray. It makes no sense.No. If prayer is allowed, then all prayers of all religion should be said. There are thousands of different religions, gods & goddesses. If they do this, there won't be any more time for students to do what is there for them to do, study.Its not like they are going to pray all day 24/7. Just for their food and whatever they feel they need to pray for. I think they should be able to pray. Prayer is a good thing.No, because its church and state. For those who say yes, what if the people who don't believe in God are faced with school prayer?? Isn't that a little unfair?? Also, people can pray in School, it just cant be mandated publicly. Students are allowed to pray in school. What the Supreme Court has held unconstitutional is school-sponsored prayer or religious activity in the public schools. Public schools are supported by taxes, which makes them agents of the government. The Constitution forbids the government from establishing religion as a protection against the creation of an official state religion like the England had at the time of the US Revolutionary War. It's important to respect people of all faiths or of no faith; their beliefs are as worthy of protection as anyone's. The Supreme Court found that school-led prayer and bible study violated students' freedom of religion because it forced some people to participate in activities against their own faith. You can pray in school. That right is protected under the First Amendment Free Exercise Clause. Just don't force other people to adopt your beliefs and practices.
Another answer from our community: Although this is slightly outside the context (ie the USA), it might be of interest to the asker of the question to know that in… the UK corporate prayer is expected in schools. Even today, in an increasingly secular society, it is the law here that all schools should begin (or have sometime in the day) a daily, corporate 'act of worship'. For many schools this constitutes a daily Christian service which includes prayer, and where many children hear of Jesus Christ for the first time, having never heard of him at home. In others, especially in areas of mixed religions, the act of worship is interfaith, or on a rotational basis, or of a moral nature rather than overtly religious. Nevertheless, omitting a daily act of worship is against the law. Some schools have flouted this, but usually find that, come inspection times (which are unannounced) they are indicted by the inspection teams for doing so. A third context is in countries like Australia, where the various beliefs and non-beliefs of students are respected, so that there is no common prayer but scripture classes are offered to those who wish to attend. Scripture classes are tailored to the needs of the various denominations and non-Christian religions of the student bodies.
Depends how you look at it allowing prayers in schools means all relegions have the right to have there own prayer in there own way so many schools simply have a moment of sil…ence
The US Supreme Court first held organized prayer in public schools unconstitutional under the First Amendment Establishment Clause in Engel v. Vitale, (1962). It is importan…t to note that the Court only prohibited organized, or school-sponsored prayer and religious activity as unconstitutional. Students may still pray or worship during school hours under First Amendment protection of the Free Exercise Clause, provided they don't cause disruption.
no unless it's religious school
Yes. It's on our monetary currency, so why not.
The question really is, "Why shouldn't prayer and Bible reading be allowed in school?" The U.S. is based on equal rights to all, and America was founded on Christian principal…s. Muslim students have the right in many schools to take time to pray five times a day, to wear head scarves, and sometimes even get rooms for prayer with windows facing toward Mecca. Why should Muslim students have these rights, while Christian students aren't allowed in some cases to even wear purity rings? On a physical level, getting down to basics, spirituality is healthy, and actually is scientifically proven to increase longevity, lower stress, and religious people are generally happier than atheists. Also, if teachers have the right to say, "You can't read the Bible" or "Don't pray over your lunch" than why can't they say "Don't wash your hands before you eat" or "Act like us- we hate black culture"? Also, many medical practices and customs found in the Bible were directions from God and are shown to be healthier for people. Circumcision, for instance, was directed to Abrahan from God, and prevented infection- and God instructed Abraham to circumcise his son on the 8th day, which is the one day babies have the greatest amount of blood cells and can heal quickest. Also, God instructed the Jews not to eat pigs, which protected them from worms that infested pigs and their fires could not kill. If they had disobeyed God's rule concerning pigs, worms would have infested their stomachs and the result was fatal. How many more of God's rules are present today that scientists have yet to discover have health benefits? Children in school should be allowed their Bible and prayer in school because it can bring endless benefits in the future.
In my school, it is allowed, and they have it every day. But it's not in all schools, as you probably know.
Opinion Prayer should be allowed in religious schools. Parents who wish their children to participate in prayer sessins during schooltime should have the option of sendi…ng them to privately funded religious schools. Prayer sessions should not be allowed in state schools. However individual students may choose to pray in private, and need not inform the teachers of their actions.
Madalyn Murray O'Hare is the woman responsible for prayer not being allowed in schools.
Anyone can pray Silently at anytime or anyplace and they will be heard by God. No, there should no be a spoken prayer in public school, because any spoken prayer would probabl…y offend someone.
In The Bible
Not out loud prayer but you can pray to yourself.
Without tripping off someone's political correctness meter or upsetting the applecart of their very easily offended psyche, Yes, it should. Freedom of religion should always… be practiced. Not enforced or denied to others, or used to insult them, but each person should ALWAYS have the right to their own religious beliefs, including prayer in public or in private. This is best done without proselytization or ridicule or the intentional exclusion of others. Religion can be tricky and ugly. It needs to be handled in a smart and respectable manner. A little tact goes a long way. Show some respect, get some respect.
To overly simplify: Because the US constitution prohibits the state (government) from interfering with or encouraging participation in any religion.
Yes , during the moment of silence you are allowed to pray and before the CRCT [ CRITERIA REFRENCED COMPETENCY TEST]
No. No religious activities should be permitted in public schools, pursuant to a US Supreme Court decision citing the separation of church and state.