Religion and Schools?

United States
February 1, 2007 8:09am CST
Do you think they should seperate the church from the school? They don't in government! I think that they are slowly taking away our freedom! Look tonight I heard that they are going to put a ban on some light bulbs. What do you guys think about all this? The Land or the Free is becomeing the Land of the you can't do this that or the other thing!
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3 responses
1 Feb 07
what have light bulbs got to do with religion? in schools. I went to a Catholic School, I found out m ore about my religion by watching Jesus of Nazareth. There was no religious education it was all about social justice and other religions.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
I was just voicing that as an example of the things they are trying to take away(light bulbs) I went to a Christian school and I don't see anything wrong with having Religion in the school system. We did do Bible study for a few hours a day. I feel that if parents don't like it that is at their discression not the government.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Personal opinion they will never be able to take God out of the schools - He is everyplace whether the system says so or not. I am blessed to live in a school system, although public, where prayer is welcome, there are before and after school bible studies held at the school by different people including one at an elementary school held by teachers. They enjoy their morning coffee before classes start and those who don't want to attend don't but all are welcome. I think those who are making a big deal about seperation need to get a life and find something constructive to devote their energy to.
• United States
1 Feb 07
Exactly! It has become a big deal here where I live and I see it as they have nothing better to do! And I totally agree that if they don't like it they don't need to take part in it. Thats them, but don't take it away just because you don't like it or understand it
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
Well, I don't believe that religion should be required in schools considering the possibility of catering to people of other faiths. If the school is Catholic or Muslim or what have you, then by all means, they should have religion in their curriculum. Although, if the school is not really run by any religious belief, then it should be left for them to decide. With regards to governments, Democratic governments often have a section/clause stating the "separation of the Church(or any other religion for that matter) from the state." What's difficult about this is that if majority of the voting public are Christians, the government will have a hard time not listening to them. In effect, some of the minority react as if there is a biased to a faith when the government should be separate from religion. I don't really know how they could go around that, but politics is a messy arena to fight in. =P