Do you think prayer should be allowed in American public schools? Why or why not? If yes, how would you include a prayer time that would be respectful of all students' beliefs? If no, would you object to a 5 minute "moment of silence?”
Prayer should be allowed in public schools. Indeed, Prayer in school will increase tolerance in schools because children will be able to learn of different religions and how they are practiced. It will also answer questions that children have about God and religion and allow them to search for their own belief system. Religion should be taught in school, so it can “enrich” child’s mind and also because religion is part of history. Religion and beliefs are a part of who we are. A prayer says that students just want to ask for a good day and guidance throughout the day. Prayer is important because it shows and teaches what this nation stands for and it helps create better morals. Prayer gives other the chance to experience a different religion and some of its aspects and beliefs. It informs the children of different ways of life. Children need to know that God is the higher power that wakes us up in the morning. Prayers are said at athletic games, to ensure safety and protection and at graduation ceremonies. How come this isn’t an issue? If athletes, musicians and artists can show and do what they believe than religious groups or religious people should be able to do the same. No one is being hurt by prayer being in the public school system. For include a prayer time that would be respectful of all students' beliefs, prayer should be said before every hour or period in the school. Also prayer shouldn't be mechanical. Children have to pray with their whole heart. Or also pray at the beginning of school. In fact, by allowing children to pray at the beginning of school it gives them a chance to learn better and focus on school because their mind will be cleared. To conclude, prayer should be allowed...
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