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Elijah.West
Con (against)
The Contender
Jboughey
Pro (for)

Religion In School

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Started: 11/30/2016 Category: Education
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Elijah.West

Con

First things first, I am against God in public schools, not schools in general why, because we have private Christian, Catholic, Islamic, Jewish and other such schools in America to serve that purpose. Anyway, what does your argument have to do with religion in school? Secondly, why impose on a child when as a young child you truly have no recollection of what's going on in the world, when the happenings in life that make them sad (Not depressed though most young children don't experience actual depression) only last at most a week? Most kids don't even know what to really make of the world until high school or until they've become adults. Thirdly, what are parents, legal guardians, older siblings, friends and other role models for? Young children are so easily impressed by people that they don't need a "God" to look to for help, advice, or comfort. Furthermore, when you teach kids religion at an extremely young age you run the risk of them blindly following and not truly following or caring. Then once they get older and they learn about the world and they make they're own findings then what happens when their new beliefs don't align with the ones not taught but told to them, enforced upon them, what are they supposed to believe. What are they to think of this "God" when they're older and actual depression hits because their friend has just committed suicide or their mother has passed? Are they to just look to "God" and say all will be better, it's a possibility but let me tell you a little something about kids who end up like this as teens; they begin to turn from it and find something new that makes more sense and is more believable. If no such belief exists for them then they'll create something new. However, if this religion isn't enforced then it's possible they'll find it themselves and pray to "God" when they're ready and really need it.
All this to say, children don't need a "God" to pray to, and even if they do that doesn't mean that that "God" has to be taught in public school, as I've mentioned before that's what private religious schools are for and that's also what religious gathering places are for.
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