The Instigator
ras2000
Pro (for)
Losing
7 Points
The Contender
Ixaax
Con (against)
Winning
20 Points

praying should be aloud in school

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Ixaax
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/25/2012 Category: Religion
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ras2000

Pro

Praying should be aloud in school, If it was kid would not have that much bad behavior. But now a day fights are happening more, and teacher are being disrespected more.
But if they just prayed, the bad behavior would at least get better. The reason why this will work because is because God will touch there spirits. Thank you this is a shot debate.
thank you
Ixaax

Con

I do believe that you meant to say "allowed" not "aloud," but I'll debate both points seeing as the debate is only one round long.

Praying should be allowed:
It is allowed, as I said in the comments. It's illegal, in the United States at least, to prevent students from praying to any god inside public schools [1]. There goes that point: there's nothing to debate.

Praying should be aloud:
"Now a day fights are happening more"
I would argue the exact opposite. Although could not find a reputable source on the issue, it only makes sense that sense that physical bulling and "fights" are getting less prevalent as schools continue to tighten their enforcement for such actions and crack down with harsher punishment. As an alternative, as we move into the 21st century, potential "fighters" have the option of using the internet as a medium to convey aggression: easy and near impossible to enforce.
This argument is based upon a false premise, but even if the premise was sound, the point would not be.
Prayer is defined as communication with a divine being.
The only way that prayer would be "allowed" would be if students were forced to pray in unison. In being forced to pray, no connection is made with God and thus the prayer is empty. An empty prayer will do no more than no prayer to open one's spirit to be "touched" by God.

Because this was a one- round debate, I've been forced to bring up new points. I assume that Pro was aware of the inevitability of this when he made this a "shot" (short) debate.

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Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Ixaax 4 years ago
Ixaax
It's really funny that none of the legitimate votes have awarded me points for grammar... I mean, are we reading the same debate here?
Posted by Ixaax 4 years ago
Ixaax
All public schools. Additionally, it's impossible to prevent someone from praying anywhere seeing as prayer is "an act of the heart and mind," and does not need to be vocalized.
Posted by ras2000 4 years ago
ras2000
not in all schools
Posted by Ixaax 4 years ago
Ixaax
Uh... praying is allowed in schools... in fact, it's illegal for a public school to ban prayer.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's case was based on the unsupported claim that things would magically get better if students are subjected to mandatory prayer to the deity of school's choice. (Something like that. He wasn't very clear. But voluntary private prayer is always allowed, so that's my best guess as to what Pro wants.) Con posits a god who will not do his magic in response to institutional prayer. Since Pro has given us no reason to think gods will do magic under any circumstances, this is enough to win.
Vote Placed by TrueJustice 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: provided great points