a lot of states want to bring religion to schools and i dont understand why. tell me if you think they should or shouldnt and why . my opinion is they shouldnt i think that there are a lot of people that would rather not have their kid pressured into one certain religion and they should keep spiritual talk in church. not everyone believes in a god and people should respect everyones religion.
Historically the American revolution occurred at the tail end of the Enlightenment. This was the era that Deism became popular among the learned. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine were Deists not Christians. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Ethan Allen, and George Washington has strong Deist leanings even if they did not identify themselves as Deists. Many of the Christians of the era belonged to very liberal churches like the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Universalists and Unitarians, Revolutionary leaders were generally not anti-Christian but there was a strong anti-Clerical feeling amongst them. Even the mainline Christians saw the example of Europe where religion and government had a corrupting influence on each other. Keeping government and religion separate is the best solution for everyone. Note that America with a secular government and separation of church and state has a much higher percentage of Christians and church goers than officially Christian countries and those with a state church. Cowgirl, this is all our country. In my book the only thing un-American is pompous self-righteous bigots telling other Americans they aren't American enough.
What do you mean by "religion in schools"? If we're talking about public schools being funded by or promoting one type of religion, then it violates the Constitution's first amendment and Jefferson's Separation of Church and State principle.
I personally think religions should be taught in school, but not as a required class or in a manner that makes it seem superior to other religions. I believe it should be taught the same way as the theory of evolution in our science classes, in an indirect way that doesn't offend anyone.
My school had a separate course which debated religion as well as individual school clubs based off of religious groups and I nor other students felt offended. The students were informed that it was alright to make our own religious clubs because they would not be funded by the school, which doesn't break any laws.
Personally, I'm not understanding how certain students feel like they're being "forced" upon religion. No one is telling you to practice a religion, especially inside a school because that goes against federal law of public organizations. In my schools, we didn't even have to say the pledge if we felt it was unnecessary.
I agree and disagree depending on what you mean by bringing religion to schools. I believe religion should be offered in schools as a choice for the student. In highschool and in university, we were able to pick our courses, there were religion courses on specific religions and courses on religion in general. I believe there should be a choice to take such courses, there are those who are not even religious but interested in religions. As well, I believe students should be allowed to pray to whomever they wish and read whatever scripture they wish in school. I believe students should be allowed to practice their own religion regardless of which religion it might be. In my university, there are many religious groups that gather together, you see people practicing their own religion as they wish. It should not bother nonreligious students when religious students wish to practice.
That's what Catholic, Lutheran and other religious schools are for. There was a time, kids in public schools went a half day a week to those schools to learn about their religion. But that was up to the individual children and families to decide on sending them (not mandatory) they had to go. Their is too much variance in religion, spirtuality, and non relgious beliefs today for public schools to be mandating it. I think if more parents took an interest and effort in guiding their children in developing a beleif system or at least to understand the idiology of beliefs over concentraiting on sports and acedemics ...that would be a good thing.
I just want to point out there's a difference between teaching and practicing/promoting a religion in school. Practicing and promoting a religion is constitutionally wrong. I'm glad it doesn't happen but teaching religion in a historical context; teaching kids how's they started, the core beliefs, and the world impact it's had. I think teaching religion in that way is important and should be done because it gives insight to other cultures and opens the minds of everyone
Eh I think that's stupid to be honest... That's not what schools for that's what church is for. There completely different n shouldn't be combined. I myself don't go to church or believe strongly about my religion n it bug me when other people try to force there opinion on me or even try n talk about there religion.... Like I really don't care for them.. N I believe a lot of parents would be angry if schools started doing that.
Your going a little over board I don't believe in god I haven't since I was 13 years old and when I have kids I certainly don't want the school my kids are going to push religion down their throat does that mean I should leave this country cuz I don't have the same beliefes ? I don't go around judging you for believing in god so you shouldn't judge me or anyone that has a different religion then you for that matter .
i think that people want to bring religion to school because it would rule out other people's religion that isn't theirs. plus, it's a way to be mean to people and say that their religion is fake compared to them and that's just rude and disrespectful.also, there are people who want to force their religion on others and say "you're going to hell if you're not a ____", to me that is a form of legal threatning.
religion should be in schools for sure, they already push Darwin and his crap about evolution which he himself if anyone would actually read what he himself had said in his books says he can not make work or prove so why should his lies be taught and religion not be taught, it was only after stupid people decided to take the bible out of the schools that we started having mass murders from school shootings.
Well I don't live in the US but I don't think they should teach religion in schools. This is purely because times have changed. Back in the day they taught it because the majority of children were Christian Americans whereas now there's much more of a variety of nationalities and religions. I agree with you, they should keep education in school and religion in church.
I think religion should be taught in schools. I think this should include all major religions (and some minor ones too maybe, they are really interesting to learn about) and not have anything to do with what is the right or wrong thing to believe, but simply be there to aid with understanding people and being more tolerant of people with different views.
Where do you get that everyone in America believes in god there's a lot of different religions and there's a lot of people that don't practice Christianity an you saying that we should Leave the country for not believing your same beliefes doesn't make you a Christian it makes you a hypocrit and judgmental
i agree, i also think that if they brought it back it would bring a lot of bullying in school especially high school a lot of teenagers know what they believe in and if their class mates are praying and they arent then those kids may find out that someones an athiest and bully them .
i kinda feel like if i was a parent and had kids in school that i wouldnt want my kids friends or teachers pushing them to pray and i know that thats what will happen. some people just need to realize theres a lot of people that dont believe in anything and thats not a bad thing.
This is America. This country is, pretty much, all about God. It's the main religion here. I think religion should be in schools. That's the way it always was & I think that's the way it should always be. Whoever doesn't agree with it can ignore it or move to a different country.
Back when religion was allowed in schools, there were a lot less problems in school. Back then, religion was not forced on anyone, it was only that you could pray if you want, but not compelled to.
I think that as long as teachers give test, there will be prayer in school.
I really don't care >.< I speak my mind & say what I feel. I'm not looking for people to agree with me. & I have friends who aren't Christian. I don't judge anyone. If you're in America & don't agree with things we do, then yes, you should leave. My opinion & the way I feel.
Cuz kids actually have rights and one of them is freedom of religion so the government cant stop you and since the schools are connected to the government then the schools cant stop you from practicing your religion on schools unless it harms you or someone else....
i believe in god.but i don't think there should be to many religion in it..the things that does bother me is when some schools dont do the pledge of allegiance in fear of offending people!!!! COME on people you live in AMERICA if you offended by that.. LEAVE
I know everyone in America doesn't believe in God. I'm saying if they don't agree with American ways, they should leave. American ways are pretty much all about God. I'm not a hypocrite and I'm not judgmental. (: I'm glad you know all about me and my life!
Yes but people that aren't Christians also have a right to go to school and not have to listen to things that they don't believe in they make Christian schools and they make churches go there if ya wanna learn about god
Yeah agreed if you wanna say the Pledge but just not say one nation under god part then it's your right not to but people like to make a huge deal out of stuff
Do we really need religion for this? Enlightened self-interest as a basis for morality works especially well and is a rational argument for the golden rule.
Didn't say I know about your life never once claimed it but ok and no America isn't all about god so ya prob wanna find your info somewhere else
Well it used to be part of school. Then it was taken out. I guess they want more ppl to be religiously aware i guess
To restore a personal inner core of values.....Greatly benefitting the student and society.....
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Totally agree with filletofspam.
They won't do that ,