If you support the idea of teacher-led school prayer, how would you feel if a Pagan were your kids teacher, lead them in prayers to the Greek or Norse gods? School prayer doesn't necessarily mean the prayers of your religious orientation... What if their teacher is Muslim, or Ba'hai or Hindu?
Or would you actually expect a teacher of a different religion to have to lead a prayer service to a deity they don't worship, or for a religion they don't follow? Is that even theologically advisable? Considering the commentary on here already about how non-Christians can't even have a valid opinion on the Bible, (if you are Christian) would you really want your child's hypothetical non-Christian teacher leading prayers in the name of Jesus?
Or would you be satisfied with a compromise prayer that doesn't mention any particular deity?
*THIS IS NOT A DEBATE!! I've just seen enough people in the debate area saying that they support school prayer, that I wonder how they would address these issues were school prayer re-implemented for some reason, since we live in a religiously pluralistic society
Answer by MamaK88 at 6:37 PM on Jul. 4, 2011
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 9:05 PM on Jul. 3, 2011
Again, everyone, kids can pray in schools. So can faculty and staff. Prayer is not, and never has been outlawed, contrary to popular belief (by some who really just want, as Shane suggested, to impose their beliefs on everyone).
I realize that the DoE Guidelines on prayer in schools is a bit tedious for many of you to read, so here's a much briefer explanation, from Snopes.com. The article really deals with an e-petition to return organized prayer in schools, but it does explain the fact that individual prayer is not banned.
Answer by jsbenkert at 11:25 AM on Jul. 4, 2011
Answer by LiLJeni at 3:15 PM on Jul. 4, 2011
Answer by shaysmommy5810 at 8:00 AM on Jul. 4, 2011
Answer by popzaroo at 12:04 AM on Jul. 6, 2011
Answer by figaro8895 at 2:07 AM on Jul. 6, 2011
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:22 AM on Jul. 4, 2011
Next question overall
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