I just don't understand why some followers of certain religions INSIST that we are going to hell in a hand basket because we don't allow GOD in our public schools. Or public anywhere. They go on and on about how the atheists and unbelievers complain it violates their Bill of Rights and how ridiculous that is and on and on. It may not seem like I have a dog in this fight, because Punky is homeschooled. But, as long as my tax dollars help fund public school, I have a dog. And here's what I want to say:
I am fine with the government allowing - even teaching - religion in public school. I'm find with having prayer in school - led by instructors even. I'm fine with it.
Ah, ah, ah...BUT here's the thing. When the government does this make sure that ALL religions are being taught. Make sure that prayer time is conducted for ALL religions. Make sure the atheists and anyone else who wishes to, can excuse themselves and be exempt from said teachings and prayers. Make sure that religion is taught in religion class and left OUT of science class.
Now, I know how hard it is for kids to get serious learning done in the school day. Why between the tom-foolery that goes on, the walking to here and there, the disruptions, lunch, the miniscule recess break has been all but eliminated from the schedule. So tell me, how is the government going to represent ALL the faiths in teaching and have time for ALL forms of prayer for ALL religions?
It's just better to leave it out folks. A believer (of any faith) should be able to carry their faith around in their heart with them all day - no matter where they are, what they are told, or what circumstances they find themselves in. If people of certain faiths can't believe that then just read up again on people like Anne Frank. Or better yet......reflect on what Jesus went through and whether or not he was carrying his faith in his heart no matter where he was and what he was enduring.
In order for every citizens' rights to be represented, every citizens' religion (or lack of) would have to be fairly represented. Otherwise, yes....you are trampling on our Bill of Rights.