No. It would be disrespectful to people who choose not to believe in prayer. A moment of silence is fine, each person could think their own thoughts, but we are a country that believes in freedom of religion as well as freedom FROM religion. Just because you might be in the majority, does not give you the right to dictate to the minority. In fact, here's a little free lesson on the Constitution: one of its purposes is to protect the minority from the excesses of the majority, the majority does not always rule. And you would truly value this if you were one of the minority.
Which? Christian 1 a day, Islam 5 a day? shoes on, off? head covered, uncovered? No, school is a place of learning not prayer, or do you think we should have course's on evolution in church every sunday?
Although Christian-based prayer is not sponsored in public schools, Christian kids can and should pray while attending school and pray for other kids, teachers and administrators. The believing children should view their schools as a field for evangelism and receive training from parents and churches for this purpose. No one can stop a child from praying, only from organizing a specific prayer event on school grounds. As the old saying goes, "As long as there are exams, there will be prayer in schools." One thing we as Christians shouldn't do is look to government-sponsored organizations, such as the public schools, to reinforce our Christian values and beliefs. The Bible tells us that the world, including government, is opposed to the things of God... Our hope for our country is based upon God's spiritual intervention as the gospel is proclaimed to those who are lost in all places, including the public schools.http://www.gotquestions.org/prayer-public-schools.html
I'm a Roman Catholic Christian. Public Schools: allowed, with each student quietly or silently saying his own prayers, yes; required, no, because you don't know whose prayers would be required. Church, or other religious, schools: yes, the way it is now. Other Private Schools: same as in public schools. I hope this adds something; and helps some. Frank
In GOD we trust. That's is what is put on our money. In our Constitution. And was in our schools. Now we sin and debauchery. We have children with No moral turpitude and Values. We have self greed and the manner's of a Mule in the schools today. We have Girls having unprotected sex at early ages and family values that broken completely down. We are teaching kids that it is OK to Kill and Hurt one another through the Games they play today on the Computer. We have teachers that say it is OK to be Gay and That is OK to be sinful. It is OK to have abortions. Just throw the unborn in the Trash. Yes we should go back to the teachings of the bible in the school and saying the Pledge of elegance. But I fear this will never be done. We are on the road to self ruin.
Blueflash is dead wrong. If people read the Constitution they would know that. There isn't a single "In God we trust" in the Constitution. That was adopted as the motto of the USA during 1956 to make us look like the oppisite of the USSR. Now, back to the actual question, kids can pray, but they cannot be forced to. It'd be like forcing someone to say the "one nation under God" part of the pledge. If you choose not to say it, you can even choose not to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Freedom of and from religion. I always laugh when people say this nation was "founded on In God we trust". You can go look up both the Constitution and the Treaty of Tripoli and find out it's a load of lies. The government is secular, that's how it's supposed to be.
Yes I strongly believe it should. Everyday students are forced to put there hands over there heart and say pledge but, the school will not let you prey. School is is example of the real world so why cant we practice it inside school also? Religions should go beyond school doors.we should be able to be practiced in school. Religion should go beyond should doors. Let the freedom ring with in us freely. . Whos going watch over me through out my day ? i NEED God i cant live a second without him. I believe this is the stupidiest law i ever seen in my 15 years of living. Religions makes a students personality , because there beliefs in the subjects of there religions. -D.R.E. . . (Please dont take this letter from me i am using this for a project and i dont need teachers thinking i copied it off the pc. Thank)
Yes, if it is in your heart then you can pray anywhere, at any time of day for any reason. Before every test i take in school i say a little prayer to my heavenly father asking him to help me remember all that i have studied.