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  • When prayer was in schools our children weren't acting out.

    I was in school back in school from 1973 until graduation 1986. Prayer was also being known as education. Today our children are being told if a parent whoops them they have the right to call the police. To me since then they feel like they can't be corrected. Prayer was a way of keeping the peace not only in schools but in the mind, body, and soul. When prayer was utilized in our schools our children were more settled down.

  • You should always pray.

    I think prayer should be reinstated in public schools, the reason why that's how you talk to God and prayer changes things. Prayer can help the children and teacher to focus, with prayer it would be less crimes in the schools.Children will be more respectful in class, and it will teach the children to stay prayerful.

  • Optional

    It should be optional. If someone wants to pray in schools, go ahead. If a teacher wants to pray, go free. A principal? Knock yourself out. Student? You're kidding, right? Ever heard of the First Amendment? Teacher, principals, or any of the school staff shouldn't have their rights taken from them.

  • Absolutely

    It is statistically proven that children that are brought up in a Godly home and are raised with the Godly values and morals that they are more successful than the children who were not brought up with those morals and values. I do believe that it is imperative that prayer be brought back to schools and the overall change would be significant. What saddens me about all of this is that until you really get to know and learn about GOD you would be amazed at what he offers to you, your family, your life and your success. But most importantly you will have eternal life in heaven. When everyone is on their death bed or horrible things happen to them amazingly enough they start calling out to GOD. Make him apart of your everyday life not just when you are in need or tragedy is about strike.

  • Prayer is good for all

    Theres nothing to argue about, you dont have to if you want to, but praying to god every day makes him happy, it makes everyone happy, live in a happy world prayer heals the sich, and helps the hurt, we need this peaple. Prayer is good for everyone around the world

  • Yes,prayer should be reinstated in public schools.

    There is a lot of evidence to suggest that it would be a positive thing if prayer was reintroduced in schools on a regular basis.Students really need anything that can help them get through a chaotic world and a stressful school day.They just need something to hang on to during trying times.

  • Prayer changes things

    I think prayer should be reinstated in schools because if it were, the world would be surprised to see the drastic change it would make on the students and schools in general. Violence in school would decrease, bullying in school would decrease, and student and administrator performance improve. When terrible tragedies happen in schools like school shootings, people want to blame God and ask how "God could let that happen?" but when He is removed from schools, He cannot be blamed for what happens. God hears prayers, and prayer changes things, therefore, God changes things.

  • Yes it should be

    Our nation is falling apart and moral character is out the window. By allowing pray you promote right behavior, the youth will get a better foundation something they are not getting at home. This will also calm the strain on in school punishment. If you ever look at the Roman history you know that moral character fell and the whole empire fell with it.

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  • The First Amendment

    The first amendment promises a freedom of whatever religion you decide to practice, including no religion at all. By having an organized prayer in public schools, the government is endorsing religion and therefore violating the first Amendment. If you decide to have a prayer in private schools, knock yourself out. And for all you who claim violence is because God was removed from schools, let me give you a list of Christians who committed school massacres....

    • Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech Massacre)
    • Charles Whitman (University of Texas Massacre)
    • Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold (Columbine Massacre)
    • Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook Elementary School)

    ...Must I continue?

  • Not, organized prayer, no.

    Organized, teacher or administrator led prayer should not be reinstated in public schools. However, students should be permitted to pray freely on their own, as long as they don't disrupt classes. Faith based clubs should also be permitted, as long as they are student driven. Children shouldn't be forced to pray in school, but they shouldn't be forced not to either.

  • No, it shouldn't

    There's nothing to be gained from this. We are past a time that required prayer in public institutions is acceptable. Should a private school dedicate themselves to the practice that's there business, but it is not one that has a place in a public setting, school or otherwise. I would be stunned to see it reinstated.

  • Prayer Should Not be In Schools

    I do not think that reinstating prayer in school is a good idea. There should be some kind of separation of church and state. If a student or faculty member chooses to say a prayer while on campus that is fine, but praying should not be mandatory. You have to realize that there are many religions and atheists in schools so its best to play it safe instead of trying to cater to everyone.

  • Against the Constitution

    The first amendment guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of religion which can also mean freedom of religion. Any sort of mandated school prayer is enforcing a particular religious view on the populace of said school. If you try to make the classic argument that since America is a "Christian nation" so this should be allowed, here's a little history lesson: The current edition of the peldge of alliegance is currently the third edition of the pledge of alliegance since being adopted back in 1892 after it was written by socialist minister Francis Bellamy for which in 1954 is when the phrase "Under God" was added in response to religious activist groups pressuring not to mention to try and distinguish america from the Soviet Union. Our national motto "In God We Trust" was first seen during the civil war on some Union coin currency but was again not adopted by the government of the United States of America until roughly the same period as the second revision to the Pledge that added the phrase "Under God". So if your argument on why we should have school prayer is the argument of America being a Christian nation, you have just been thrawted. But if your argument is that religion teaches children high moral values, then perhaps also educate them on how the religion your teaching them also lead to the murdering of millions of innocent men, women, and children just because they believed something different. In all actuality, most people who are atheist such as myself tend to not only have a higher moral standard than most religious people, we are also flexible in our morals thus making us more accepting of different ideas that to some may seem immoral. So if you that's your argument, you need to find something else to teach kids morals because religion, unless it is a religion such as Hinduism or Buddhism, isn't the amswer

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  • No nope no

    No no no! It would be extremely uncomfortable for me if everyday at school i had to pray or have a moment for silence for whatever belief i have, because i don't have one. Don't get me wrong i am open and willing to learn about religions, i don't feel the same about participating

  • Yes it should be

    The WOR of god has been in schools before in fact our country has been built on the word of god "Jesus Christ"...And if you are from a country that doesn't practice the religion that our country was built on than you Dont have to stay...You are not a prisoner land of the free and home of the brave soon we need to be brave and fight back!!!

  • No thank you

    The first amendment prohibits the government (including public schools) from establishing an official religion or interfering in the free practice of religion. If students wish to pray in private while at school, fine. I would even support the right of teachers to join in with student led prayer groups.
    However, requiring prayer of any kind as part of official school functions violates the constitution.

  • Should prayer be reinstated in public school.

    Not. The only people pushing for prayer in school are Christians. When they claim they want prayer in school, they are referring to Christian prayer. It's the Christian agenda. Prayer is already allowed in schools, it is simply not allowed to be school/teacher sponsored. That doesn't work for Christians who are trying to push their agenda on our children, which is why they are still taking issue with it. If the schools were to reinstate prayer that was school/teacher led from let's say a Buddhist or Muslim viewpoint, they would jump so fast to the other side of the fence, it would make your head spin.


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