Praying in Schools
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In this paper, the writer presents an uncompromising stance against religions who are lobbying for a Constitutional Amendment making it permissible to pray in schools. The writer contends that the purpose of school is education, with the home and church set aside for religious education and furthermore, school prayer violates the concept of 'separation of church and state'. The writer therefore argues that public schools must remain neutral on the issue of religion since it is patently illegal and unfair to those parents who want to teach their child a different way.
From the Paper:"Any religious question becomes an issue when one sect feels they are being put upon and the question of praying in schools is no exception. Our founding fathers, in their infinite wisdom, gave us a form of government which guaranteed that the state would stay out of everyone's religion. So the American people are allowed the freedom to express their beliefs in virtually any way they wish, so long as it harms no one and is not government sanctioned. Even the perception of religious interference must be avoided and schools are quasi-government institutions. Therefore, morality and other issues aside, the simple fact is that it is unconstitutional to have school-sponsored prayer in a public school."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Atheists.org FAQs About Prayer in Schools 2006 Retrieved 11-29-06From: http://www.atheists.org/publicschools/faqs.prayer.html#offend
- Ellis, J. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson New York: Vintage Books 1998
- King James Version Holy Bible Matthew 6:6Lings, M. Muhammad Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions 2006
- The United States Constitution Amendment I 1787
Cite this Argumentative Essay:
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