Con Side of the debate summary: Should schools omit god into the school system?
Our learning teams have discussed a couple of con for omitting god and religion into the school system. One of the major cons would be one religion would be favored over the other’s which will more than likely be Christianity. Christianity would be favored more because of the popularity of the religion; there are way too many religions to cover at school. I believe religion should be practiced in a private setting, which would be at home. The parents should be the one teaching it instead of the teacher, who is also not getting paid to cover religion they are getting paid to cover certain courses. Religion is private and schools are very public, if ...view middle of the document...
Because public schools are government funded, prayer led by school officials or incorporated into the school routine amounts to government established religion. Those students who abstain from school prayer may be ostracized. Some kids do not believe in religion so with that being incorporated into the school system, which would be forced onto them. I do not believe any child school have to practice any religion if they do not want to that is why it should be practiced privately instead of at school.
Since there are no formal school prayer could honor the tenets of all the religions practiced in the U.S., as well as various denominational differences, prayer is better left in the home and religious institution of the individual student’s choice. If you cannot practice all religion to please every student fairly, you should not be able to practice it at all. Much of what is taught in school should be about questioning things and looking for evidence, which seems to go against what religion is about. There was a law that was passed called the separation of church and state that was designed to avoid single on everybody especially in the school system. Due to the schools being government funded, prayer led by school officials would make it a government established religion.
I believe every parent should have a right to decide if they would want their child to practice religion. No school official or government should be able to decide what someone else’s child should practice religion. The parent might want their child to pray or practice any type of religion without their consent. It should be solely up to the parents on what children should be allowed to do not the government. And state was designed to avoid imposing a single faith on everybody