Should prayers be allowed in public schools?
Opinions . Separation of church and state. If you say yes, what prayers should be said? Hindu, Christian, Islam, Buddhist, Satanists, etc? . Yes, because prayer is go…od for creation of a good, peaceful, tolerant, co-operating people in society. Children should grow up learning ethics . . Prayer is talking to God. Each school should make its own prayer to be said in the assembly or in the class, addressing God as God, then it would be acceptable to people of all religions. Prayer should be said before every hour or period in the school. Also prayer shouldn't be mechanical. Ask children to pray with their whole heart. . Public schools should allow porn. Everyone carries around loose change that says on it, 'In God we trust', but they cant pray. It makes no sense. . No. If prayer is allowed, then all prayers of all religion should be said. There are thousands of different religions, gods & goddesses. If they do this, there won't be any more time for students to do what is there for them to do, study. . Its not like they are going to pray all day 24/7. Just for their food and whatever they feel they need to pray for. I think they should be able to pray. Prayer is a good thing. . No, because its church and state. For those who say yes, what if the people who don't believe in God are faced with school prayer?? Isn't that a little unfair?? . Also, people can pray in School, it just cant be mandated publicly. . Students are allowed to pray in school. What the Supreme Court has held unconstitutional is school-sponsored prayer or religious activity in the public schools . Public schools are supported by taxes, which makes them agents of the government. The Constitution forbids the government from establishing religion as a protection against the creation of an official state religion like the England had at the time of the US Revolutionary War. It's important to respect people of all faiths or of no faith; their beliefs are as worthy of protection as anyone's. The Supreme Court found that school-led prayer and bible study violated students' freedom of religion because it forced some people to participate in activities against their own faith. You can pray in school. That right is protected under the First Amendment Free Exercise Clause. Just don't force other people to adopt your beliefs and practices.
Another answer from our community: Although this is slightly outside the context (ie the USA), itmight be of interest to the asker of the question to know that inthe UK co…rporate prayer is expected in schools. Eventoday, in an increasingly secular society, it is the law here thatall schools should begin (or have sometime in the day) a daily,corporate 'act of worship'. For many schools this constitutes a daily Christian service whichincludes prayer, and where many children hear of Jesus Christ forthe first time, having never heard of him at home. In others,especially in areas of mixed religions, the act of worship isinterfaith, or on a rotational basis, or of a moral nature ratherthan overtly religious. Nevertheless, omitting a daily act of worship is against the law.Some schools have flouted this, but usually find that, comeinspection times (which are unannounced) they are indicted by theinspection teams for doing so. A third context is in countries likeAustralia, where the various beliefs and non-beliefs of studentsare respected, so that there is no common prayer but scriptureclasses are offered to those who wish to attend. Scripture classesare tailored to the needs of the various denominations andnon-Christian religions of the student bodies.
Depends how you look at it allowing prayers in schools means all relegions have the right to have there own prayer in there own way so many schools simply have a moment of sil…ence
The US Supreme Court first held organized prayer in public schools unconstitutional under the First Amendment Establishment Clause in Engel v. Vitale, ( 1962 ). It …is important to note that the Court only prohibited organized, or school-sponsored prayer and religious activity as unconstitutional. Students may still pray or worship during school hours under First Amendment protection of the Free Exercise Clause, provided they don't cause disruption.
Opinion: No, unless it's religious school. Opinion: Yes, as long as nobody is compelled to do so. I would dare say thatthe teacher should have a right to do so too, as long a…s they makeit clear they are acting of their own accord and are not doing soin the name of the school/state/government. Detailed view: Prayer isn't a "group activity." It's intimate and personalcommunication between the one worshiping and his Creator. "God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him MUST WORSHIP HIM INSPIRIT AND TRUTH." (John 4:24) In this "politically correct" world... people cry out for"fairness" for all. Which means that if "group prayer" to God wereto be instituted in school or anywhere else... then all the gods ofall religions would have to be given "equal time." And withhundreds [thousands?] of gods in the world, the school day wouldn'tbe long enough just to get the daily prayer in for everybody. Many religions can exhibit quite a public display out of prayer...which might be disruptive [and/or offensive] to others.Accommodation for many such ritualistic displays would beimpractical for daily activity in school. For the worship of the "True God" and Creator of man, however... abeliever doesn't require any laws be passed by men to "PERMIT" himto worship in school or anywhere else. It goes on at any given time of each day all over the world... andin any number of places, public and private. And people aren't evenaware that it's going on. Government-sponsored prayer was once commanded in ancientBabylon... and God's people refused to bow down at the "set times"throughout each day to the "image" the government had set up[Dan.3]. God is worshipped in Spirit -- privately, personally -- withinone's mind and heart where no one but God sees. "...thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to praystanding in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, thatthey may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have theirreward. "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thouhast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret..."(Matt.6:6). Bible prophecy reveals that a repeat of "Daniel 3" will occur againat the time of the end, just ahead of us. The "False Prophet" willestablish "state worship" which will result in the death of thosewho refuse: "...he exerciseth all the power of the first Beast before him, andCAUSETH THE EARTH AND THEM WHICH DWELL THEREIN TO WORSHIP THE FIRSTBEAST... that they should MAKE AN IMAGE [idol] TO THE BEAST... "...and cause that as many as would not worship the image of theBeast should be killed." (Rev.13:12-15) In this politically correct world, the public spectacle of groupprayer in public schools is an impractical idea. And when, according to prophecy... the establishment of nationwideworship [and with the advent of 'global governance' in the offing -global worship] comes about -- the impractical will be disastrous.
Yes. It's on our monetary currency, so why not.
The question really is, "Why shouldn't prayer and Bible reading be allowed in school?" The U.S. is based on equal rights to all, and America was founded on Christian princip…als. Muslim students have the right in many schools to take time to pray five times a day, to wear head scarves, and sometimes even get rooms for prayer with windows facing toward Mecca. Why should Muslim students have these rights, while Christian students aren't allowed in some cases to even wear purity rings? On a physical level, getting down to basics, spirituality is healthy, and actually is scientifically proven to increase longevity, lower stress, and religious people are generally happier than atheists. Also, if teachers have the right to say, "You can't read the Bible" or "Don't pray over your lunch" than why can't they say "Don't wash your hands before you eat" or "Act like us- we hate black culture"? Also, many medical practices and customs found in the Bible were directions from God and are shown to be healthier for people. Circumcision, for instance, was directed to Abrahan from God, and prevented infection- and God instructed Abraham to circumcise his son on the 8th day, which is the one day babies have the greatest amount of blood cells and can heal quickest. Also, God instructed the Jews not to eat pigs, which protected them from worms that infested pigs and their fires could not kill. If they had disobeyed God's rule concerning pigs, worms would have infested their stomachs and the result was fatal. How many more of God's rules are present today that scientists have yet to discover have health benefits? Children in school should be allowed their Bible and prayer in school because it can bring endless benefits in the future.
In my school, it is allowed, and they have it every day. But it's not in all schools, as you probably know.
Opinion Prayer should be allowed in religious schools. Parents who wish their children to participate in prayer sessins during schooltime should have the option of sending t…hem to privately funded religious schools. Prayer sessions should not be allowed in state schools. However individual students may choose to pray in private, and need not inform the teachers of their actions.
Madalyn Murray O'Hare is the woman responsible for prayer not being allowed in schools.
Anyone can pray Silently at anytime or anyplace and they will be heard by God. No, there should no be a spoken prayer in public school, because any spoken prayer would probabl…y offend someone.
Not out loud prayer but you can pray to yourself.
Without tripping off someone's political correctness meter or upsetting the applecart of their very easily offended psyche, Yes, it should. Freedom of religion should always… be practiced. Not enforced or denied to others, or used to insult them, but each person should ALWAYS have the right to their own religious beliefs, including prayer in public or in private. This is best done without proselytization or ridicule or the intentional exclusion of others. Religion can be tricky and ugly. It needs to be handled in a smart and respectable manner. A little tact goes a long way. Show some respect, get some respect.
Yes , during the moment of silence you are allowed to pray and before the CRCT [ CRITERIA REFRENCED COMPETENCY TEST]
No. No religious activities should be permitted in public schools, pursuant to a US Supreme Court decision citing the separation of church and state.
No, because there could be some relign in the school that does notpray