The Case against God in American Public Schools
A persuasive research paper outlining the reasons why religion should not be taught in public schools.
# 58529 | 1,126 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on May 16, 2005 in Education (Curriculum) , English (Argument) , Religion and Theology (General) , Hot Topics (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)
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This paper argues that the place for religious teaching is at home or in a church setting, not in public schools. The paper presents legal, moral, and ethical reasons why religion should not be taught in public schools and should be left to the domain of religious institutions, families, and private settings.
From the Paper:"No subject in the history of this great country has the ability to unite or divide people quite like the subject of religion. The dominant religion in America is Christianity, and so in this country religion is virtually synonymous with God. But consider, for a moment, those in the minority who do not worship the Christian God, along with those who worship no deity at all. For these people, living in America is a difficult undertaking. For these people, the subject of religion in public schools has a different meaning than it has for the majority. For these people, religion in public schools is a frightening concept; a concept that brings about visions of their precious children being taught values that differ greatly from their own, by the very people who are charged with fostering their intellectual growth. Religion in America's public schools should, however, be a frightening concept for all Americans, regardless of faith or lack thereof. To put God or any other deity into the curriculum of public schools does a terrible disservice to children of all faiths and deteriorates the foundation upon which this free nation was built."
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