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Kermit12
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socratits
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should we be able to express religion in school

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/19/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Kermit12

Pro

no matter what religion you are in you are told to express it and not hide it so why should it be any different in school.
socratits

Con

As for public schools, separation of church and state. For private schools, since it's not funded by the government, they have a greater lee-way as to how to allocate their resources. Thats why we see all christian high schools being private schools.
Debate Round No. 1
Kermit12

Pro

in public school you have a right to express your individuality
socratits

Con

Public schools receive funding from both the state and federal government. to receive funding means you have to abide to federal and state regulations. Of those regulations is separation of chruch and state.
Debate Round No. 2
Kermit12

Pro

Kermit12 forfeited this round.
socratits

Con

extended.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by dawndawndawndawn 3 years ago
dawndawndawndawn
:):):), Sagey!

I'm going to go sew a "trew" now!
Posted by Sagey 3 years ago
Sagey
Sew Trew Dawn! :-D~

Even in a secular school children can express their religion or religious views freely.
All you cannot do in a secular school is to proselytize without getting either rejected, bashed or disciplined by the teachers/principle.
One child tried to push his religion (Evangelical Christian) onto other children and he got gang bashed by those in the class who took exception to his nonsense.
He was too scared to speak about his religion for the rest of the year.
That was the quickest way of shutting such idiots up.
So, yes, children are free to express religious opinion or pray in school, but proselytizing or selling religion is a different story.
Proselytizing should not be allowed by teachers nor students.
They may face justice from the authorities or in some cases from other students.
:-D~
Oh btw, I was bullied at school, but realized I was stronger than most in the school @ 13 and became a bully myself.
So I've seen it from both sides.
Posted by dawndawndawndawn 3 years ago
dawndawndawndawn
The original sentence is, poorly, worded.
Posted by Sagey 3 years ago
Sagey
Hmm more like a discussion than a debate????? :-D~
Posted by socratits 3 years ago
socratits
Oh hmm I didn't even think about that. I just assumed the argument was about promoting religion in schools.
Posted by Narwhalicorn 3 years ago
Narwhalicorn
It may be based on a pretense, but pro still has yet to dispute it as you have
Posted by JohnMaynardKeynes 3 years ago
JohnMaynardKeynes
This resolution is based on a pretense. You have every right to express your religion in a public school. the only stipulation is that a teacher cannot lead a prayer, which would disenfranchise people of different religions, as well as people who aren't believers.
Posted by Rayze 3 years ago
Rayze
Do you mean public or private?
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Vote Placed by Sagey 3 years ago
Sagey
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro evacuated his seat and let the termites eat it away. Con had the only real arguments and scored a conduct for Pro's evacuation.