Atheist say that when Christians talk about God it offends them... In that case I can also say that you not believing he is real offends me! Personally the fact that many say he doesnt exist it does offend me. Students should have the opportunity to pray and practice their religion without worrying about offending someone else and their beliefs!! Its time for us to stand up as christians and stand up for what we believe in even if we are standing by our selves.
Everything written in the Bible has to be taken literally. So the barbarism of the Bible WOULD be allowed. Stoning, beating, exorcisms, would have to be allowed in order to follow the laws and customs of traditional Biblical teachings. None of this modern Christianity bull. Time to live like we're supposed to!
Here think of this this way. Without a God there is no heaven or hell. Without heaven or hell there is no reward or punishment leaving no reason to try. If it makes no Difference as to weather or not you kill someone well then why don't you? Same thing with school. With no meaning to whether or not you succeed in life, What does it matter? God Gives kids something to work for.
I do think Christianity should be involved in schools. Biology teachers can force evolution down our throats. So why can't we as Christians be able to tell them our side of the story? They talk about so many other religions and tell us all about them but people need to know the truth in my opinion.
It is completely wrong to do this to kids, especially children of any religion other than Christianity. If you were Jewish, and your child comes home from school saying that he wants to 'convert', what will you do? I do support Christianity and any other religion, but it is complete disrespect to do this.
Let's flip the context of this situation around. If Islam was enforced in school, fundamentalist Christians would throw a fit. Why should we let Christians push such an agenda that they would fight, were it imposed in a way where they weren't being favored? Not only that, but it is against the law to force your beliefs on others in this country.
No, I think forcing children to pray and follow christianity while their minds are still forming and they can't even make legal decisions for themselves is a bad idea.
Diversity is what I like about this theory though, showing every possible religion and asking the children if there is one specifically they liked but this could potentially turn into a pissing contest of the "coolest" religion... I'm not sure but definitely don't force one mindset down the throat of kids.
Enforcing any belief system in public schools is demonstrating prejudice against all other Belief Systems. Public Schools should be a level playing field for all belief systems without favoritism. In other words, Public Schools should always remain neutral or Secular.
In many communities, non-religion is becoming a majority and thus to have Christianity in such regions in public schools would be extremely Stupid, as this does not reflect the community where the school exists. The children themselves should reflect the general population of beliefs in the community, it should not be enforced by national law. If a community is predominantly Islam, then the public school attendance would reflect this and same in non-religious communities.
Public schools should always be a reflection of the communities in which they exist.
No, absolutely not. We each have the right for our own religion or non-religion and force-feeding people religious dogma is unethical at the least. Religion have no place in the school other than when the children are taught about ALL religion as religion, as equal. No one get's more time, no one gets taught as "true".
American government does not have legal permission to become a theological state. That is exactly what the founding fathers wanted to escape from. They were tired of religious tyranny and religions being forced onto people. Which is why we're allowed to pick out own religion and why the establishment clause was created. If you want to have your child to be a specific religious setting like Jewish or Christianity/Catholic school, send your child to one. There are hebrew schools and all religion schools.
Biblical beliefs should not be pushed on anyone. Believing should be up to the person them selves not that oh of person who "Force feeds" them. Let alone in a public school, that is why we have such things as private schools. Therefore it should not be enforced in our schools.
'To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom.' (Analects 6.12) Teachers should keep aloof from gods. They should impart in the students a benevolent, righteous, (I don't know the adjective form of propriety) and wise heart, a heart that serves humanity - not God.
It is only be taking an absolutely neutral stance on the question of religion can a government guarantee religious freedom for all. Any encroachment onto that aforementioned wall of separation between church and state would actually endanger the very liberties Christians seem to want. The irony is completely lost on them, as can only be expected.
The First Amendment of the United States of America states that all American citizens have the freedom of religion (and other freedoms). Adding Christianity into the school curriculum would violate this freedom. John Adams even stated "As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."