God in School

United States
January 9, 2007 6:06am CST
Why in American are we not allowed to have God in our schools anymore? Our Constitution says we have freedom of religion, and nowhere in there does it state about separation of church and state. Only in recent years has God been shunned from schools, and school violence and behavior has been on a steady decline. Is it because we do not teach the children morals anymore? Without God, it is tough to teach them about morals. Should we allow God in school more?
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@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
9 Jan 07
Actually, you're quite mistaken. Read the first ammendment to your own constitution. Freedom of religion also means freedom FROM religion. There is no logical reason for 100 per cent of the population to conform to the religion of one that isn't 100 per cent populated. In other words, since it's a public school and the entire school is not christian, then the entire school shouldn't be forced to worship your god. There is nothing prohibiting students who believe from saying a silent prayer if they choose to, or saying a prayer in the mornings before they go to school. And if it is THAT important that your child pray while at school, register them in a catholic school. Problem solved. I don't think I'm even going to bother with the ignorant statement about there being no morals without God. It implies that you don't know your own religious history, since there has been more violence perpetrated by christianity than for any other cause throughout history. Morals are subjective, and are not based on your religion.
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• United States
9 Jan 07
Thanks for your comments, and while I do not agree with them, I respect them. When children can't read Bibles in schools on their own, something is wrong there. I have heard many stories about this where students can't read Bibles in their own free reading time. I do not think others should be forced to worship God, I think He should be available. I am not saying about praying, either. Most prayers I don't believe in, as God told us not to use repetitive prayers, unlike what others think. You don't know my religion, and my beliefs have not produced violence. We do not believe in violence or killing for God, that is just wrong. I am just stating that since God has been slowly ousted from schools, morals and violence has declined, and no one can dispute that. Freedom of religion means you can practice anywhere. If you don't believe, that is fine. You don't have to participate.
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• United States
13 Jan 07
I think that if kids in school want to be able to pray let them pray. Not like going to pray if you just feel like praying but if they are having a tough time or are feeling a little bit distracted by something they should be able to just go somewhere and chill out for a quick minute. Maybe then kids will have less things on their minds and they will be able t focus mor on school work.
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@jbsassoc (63)
• United States
9 Jan 07
God in school should be allowed, just not preached to every person. Every person should maybe have free time to visit and meet with others that have the same beliefs, so they can pray together and talk about their religion. I think this would help solve a lot of problems, and children would not be as scared to live their lives in a good way, as to be scared of peer pressure.