Prayer in the School Systems Essay by Webbmaster

Prayer in the School Systems
Explores the abuses of the constitution by the use of Christian prayer in the American school system.
# 65585 | 1,109 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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America was founded as a democracy where all religious beliefs would be tolerated. The paper argues that Christian thought has invaded our school systems on a regular basis and forced many non-Christians to feel excluded. This essay explores the attempts to keep established prayer in school. The ultimate goal is to defend a system where a child has a moment to pray or not pray in any way that child feels necessary.

From the Paper:

"If the state remains neutral, then followers of all religions will more easily be able to live in peace because their religious beliefs do not collide on political grounds. Many countries have religious disputes because one religion is official and members of the other religions feel oppressed. America's founding fathers deemed it necessary to include religious freedom in the Constitution because the original colonists came to America to escape religious persecution. Now there are immigrants from all religious backgrounds coming to America with the intention of achieving complete religious freedom. If the public school system is allowed to have an established prayer, then an immigrant child with a different religious background or a child with no religious beliefs at all will feel excluded and may perhaps feel oppressed."

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