If people want to voluntarily pray in schools, or read their religious book during free time ... sure.
If you mean "should religion be taught in school" ... Not unless you're going to teach ALL religions. Say, in a class on modern religious beliefs. Otherwise, you violate the First Amendment protection against government endorsing a religion.
It depends because the view on the material like science could be ruined because people could just say god made it and thats science. Im catholic and if there was religion in my school it would be hard the combine faith and reason like Thomas Anaquin did, so nothing would have universal meaning in school if everyone believed it was made and works the way it does because of god.
No, because there are lots of kids who don't have a religion and they will end up feeling like other people's religions are being forced on them, therefore they will be more pressured and not do as well with their work. Religions need to stay at church, Sunday school and in private schools for religious youth.
Specific doctrines of particular religions should not be taught in public schools. Children of many religions attend tax-funded public schools, and it has been deemed unconstitutional to impose religious teachings in public funded activities, separation of church and state assures this.
I think that a Religons of the World course would be a great thing. A comparative theology class would help students understand the faiths' of others as well as gain a better understanding of their own belief system. I am a Christian by the way, and have studied the faiths practices of other beliefs to try to get a better understanding of their points of view.
No but it also shouldn't be DISallowed either, if a kid wants to wear a cross around her neck she shouldn't be sent home because of it. If kids wanna pray by the flagpole they should be allowed to, if anybody is "offended" by this then they don't understand the very foundation of our country and it should be better explained to them. But should it taught as a subject in public school, of course not.
I was at a Christian high school, where a bible study class was compulsory for the juniors. It was always fascinating, and a bag of laughs. The majority of the school were of other religions, but they also enjoyed it. It was taught in a very respectable and open way, so no one was ever insulted or felt ashamed.
Yes. Christianity. This Country was founded on the beliefs of the Holly Bible. It is printed on the dollar and is the Constitution of the United States. I think T 737 said it best. Kids should have the right to choose and not be punished for there beliefs.
it depends, even the founding fathers said that the Bible should be required reading in the schools, i would reccomend this, because above all, the bible is a history book, it provides insight into a people that is not very well understood. i will tell you this though, religion is already taught in public schools, it isnt called religion, but when the school endorses theories such as evolution, which have not been proven, as fact, then it creates a large amount of people who are misinformed as to what things are, and it does force a belief system upon someone. it is impossible to remove religion from the school system, because the definiton of religion is, "a belief system held onto with ardor and faith". Atheism is a religion by this definition, and several others, and it is the official religion taught in public schools, like it or not, this is just the fact of the matter.
I think praying and reading a religious book in class is ok but teaching it they kinda do in social studies just not go into as much detail but I mean there are schools for that and C.C.D I'm no religion so that's my look on it :p
Religion is taught in public schools under World History and American History. There are many religions taught about and connected to our history as many of it was based on religious views. However, a specific religion should not be ENDORSED by public schools. Everyone should have the right to practice their own religion no matter where they are though, it's our constitutional right in the United States.