Modern Day Society: Prayer and Practice of Religion in Schools
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However, the part that when a school says, "Lets all bow our heads for a moment of silence" is in fact an endorsement of religion since Christianity, Muslims, and Hebrews do so when they pray.
Evolution can be taught because it is a proven thing to have happened. I may be Pagan, but beliefs and facts are different for a reason.
You also claim only "a majority" can establish it, which is unconstitutional. And no they do not. In fact, when religious lawsuits have been taken to court, it is the majority that caused it to happen. The minority were not numbered enough to stop it.
I respect you for your thinking of beliefs in conflict with your religion and political beliefs, but the part where religious rights are being robbed is wrong. Look at State Constitutions, the monetary system, Pledge of Allegiance.
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Religion is not something people should force upon. They can't and won't be able to due to our rights to practice any form of religion or view or philosophy. If a person wants to say prayer, they can. One wants to say silent time, they can. It's about speech. And if you take away the right of somebody's speech, then what good will that do? Atheists are tired of being told to be quiet by religious people, but should atheists people stoop to their level by doing the same later on? It's like Christmas. Nobody cares about it's Christian background. Only that kids love it when Santa is mentioned. They rarely notice Christ in Oh Come All Ye Faithful or Joy to the World.
Like you said, it is not something to enforce (sorry to copy). If we were to allow it, the people who runs the majority will make sure that only theirs is passed. Next thing that will happen would be Bibles in schools and after that, there would be fights over trying to get everyone to read them who don't even want to.
Children are unable to understand religion and the 1st Amendment fully. Adults try to get their view inside of schools because of this. Children will believe whatever you tell them and this is not the way we should try to get religion in schools. Religion is based on beliefs, not facts like the educational process is meant for. You can have a moment of silence, but you may not enforce it. You can have religious clubs, but the school may not allow it to be school-sponsored/directed.
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Reasons for voting decision: This was a bit difficult to score for me but I think Pro equating the issue to the constitution was the stronger argument. Was definitely interesting!
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