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Do you think that children in school should be allowed to have personal prayer time?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Apr. 1, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (25)
  • They already do - it's called lunch and recess.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:53 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • If they go to a private religious school.

    Answer by Gailll at 3:19 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • is there a reason why some are so against leaving religion out of school?
    Even the most religious people I know don't feel that a child can't go 6 hours without religious practices.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • I agree with Gailll

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 3:21 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Why? They can practice religion in their private time, at recess, lunch, break time, but why set aside time? Not all kids are religious so why force everyone to partake?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:22 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • No t unless it is a religious school public schools should seperate from religion. Unless you mean prayer before eating than that is fine.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:22 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Not unless it is a private school.

    Answer by pnwmom at 3:25 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • I wouldn't have a problem with all kids getting a few minutes to use AS THEY SEE FIT...whether that's for last minute homework fixes or to read or to pray or whatever. I have to wonder how many kids would actually pray when not under parental supervision, though....unless they are praying to pass the next pop quiz.

    A few minutes SPECIFICALLY for prayer? NO. Not an effective use of school time.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:27 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • As long as that time isn't taking them out of the classroom during learning time. If they want to do it during lunch or recess, I wouldn't care.

    Answer by KairisMama at 3:31 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • I don't see how you could really work the time into an already crowded school day. I'm assuming you mean opportunities to pray for all faiths, not just Christianity, and there are faiths that require prayer more than once per day or even twice per day, so I don't see how you could possibly accomodate all of the different faiths equally without compromising academic time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Apr. 1, 2010