The Instigator
thedancingbanana
Con (against)
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TheAntidoter
Pro (for)
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So not true

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TheAntidoter
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/8/2012 Category: Religion
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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thedancingbanana

Con

School is not ment for praying! Think about it! It is just plain wrong if you're teaching a student a way to pray. This is a violation to the amendment #1. There is a freedom of religion. It is cruel for someone to harrass a poor kid who doesn't want to pray. There choice, not yours.
TheAntidoter

Pro

Let us go through our opponent"s case before making our own, shall we?

"School is not meant for praying."

Now, my opponent says that school is not meant for praying. Thee is no rule against it. Just like school isn't meant for buying large amounts of food, it is still allowed and still happens.

"It is just plain wrong to teach a student how to pray"

So this suggests that they don't want their kid indoctrinated on how to pray. Many creationists do not want evolution to be the only thing taught but it still happens. Common courtesy would suggest to let us be able to pray too.

"This is a violation to the amendment #1."

TO quote the 1st amendment:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Now notice this: or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

Prohibiting kids from praying would be against the 1st amendment, contrary to my opponents beliefs.

"It is cruel for someone to harrass a poor kid who doesn't want to pray."

And why would that happen?

My opponent doesn't want payer in school just because it is "plain wrong."

However, it is right.

Westside Community Board of Education v. Mergens, (1990) -- Ruled that schools must allow student groups to meet to pray and worship if other non-religious groups are also allowed to meet on school property.

Kids have the RIGHT to pray, just like other kids have the right to text. Taking that away is in violation of the first amendment.

Vote Pro please.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by iamnotwhoiam 4 years ago
iamnotwhoiam
What he said below me. Pro's argument doesn't tackle Con's "It is just plain wrong if you're teaching a student a way to pray."
Posted by spaztikenigma 4 years ago
spaztikenigma
The 1st Amendment prevents teachers and administrators from leading students in prayer or other religious activities. Students, on the other hand, can legally pray or lead other students in prayer as long as it's voluntary.
Posted by thedebatekid 4 years ago
thedebatekid
The resolution made no sense. Pro presented a better case and blew con out of the water.
Posted by TheAntidoter 4 years ago
TheAntidoter
What was the resolution anyway?
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Vote Placed by likespeace 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: The instigator (Con) did not state a clear resolution nor write arguments to support it. Even still, Pro did a good job dismantling his points and making his own arguments. The only one they didn't adequately address was, "It is just plain wrong to teach a student how to pray." Still, on the whole, I was convinced by Pro.
Vote Placed by DeFool 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I have awarded everything that I am able to award to Pro. I am not certain that Con even attempted an argument here...
Vote Placed by TigerTime 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: This wasn't really a debate.
Vote Placed by baggins 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Making debates without resolution and without arguments is just plain wrong.