Against the Prohibition of Posting the Ten Commandments in Public Schools

992 Words Jul 10th, 2018 4 Pages
The essay is about Bill 51, relating to the prohibition of posting the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms. To me, eliminating a simple posting relating to religion is the attempt to eliminate all forms of religion being in schools. I believe a very serious downward slide in behavior among students is caused by the removal of religion and eliminating the fear of God. With religion being in school, students were held to Higher Authority, thus students having a balance of moral conduct. If religion would have remained in schools, this current generation might have been better behaviorally. Morals must be taught, and they cannot be properly taught without religion.
Putting this law into place, resulting in removal of religion
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Removal of religion implies secular humanism and establishes the religion of secularism. The removal of religion is minority rule. Why should an irreligious minority dictate what the majority can do?
My hopes would be for this law to not pass in the state of Texas, as it is still only within committee. Passing, it will only increase the negative decline in our students. Religion being taken out of schools has a very devastating impact on both students and their families. From moral decline to lack of positive influence, these could be aided by placing religion back into public schools.

Works Cited
Klein, Rebecca. "Kansas School Takes Down Five Pillars Of Islam Display After Coming Under Fire." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 20 Aug. 2013. Web. 04 Apr. 2014. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/kansas school-pillars-of-islam_n_3786594.html>.
At Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary in Wichita, Kansas students learn the five major world religions; Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. In one of the halls of the school, a display of the Five Pillars of Islam was hung. This caused much controversy and among many of the students’ parents. The school “temporarily” took the display down. Kansas state lawmaker Rep. Dennis Hedke stated, “If you’re going
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