Prayer In Schools: To Pray, Or Not To Pray?


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A very controversial issue faced in schools today is the subject of
prayer in the classroom, and rightfully so it is an issue that should be
discussed. In America there are hundreds, if not thousands of different
religions and beliefs among people. Unlike thirty years ago, Christianity
is not the only one that is recognized in this country.
In the Internet article I choose it tells of three specific
incidences that have occurred recently in schools. The first tells of a
picture of Jesus Christ that had hung on the wall of a public school for
nearly thirty years, and then because of a student lawsuit it was removed.
The second tells of a school that opened their football games with a ...

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even the majority of the
class's beliefs. In America, it is a right of the people to choose their
belief, or lack there of, and we should learn to respect and honor that.
I personally agree with the first two statements. The picture of
Jesus should not be aloud because Jesus Christ is mainly a Christian icon.
I also believe that a moment of silent meditation is much more appropriate
than a prayer, Therefore I think the people fighting against it are in the
wrong.
Everyone in America, or in the world for that matter, in my opinion,
has the right to an education, and an atmosphere suited to his or her needs.
If we disrespect the growing diversity in our schools, just to maintain a
tradition, than we are not supplying what the constitution demands. Public
schools should do their utmost to give every student an equal learning
opportunity, and by forcing prayer and Christianity down their throats,
America is not achieving its goals.
As you can see my feelings are strong, but they ...

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