Prayer On Public Schools : The Public School System

1032 Words Dec 5th, 2014 5 Pages
Andrea Burk
Sherry Stephens
English II-9
5 December 2014
Allow Prayer in Public Schools The public school system should allow students, all across the United States of America, to express themselves freely whenever they would like. Most Americans support the idea of allowing students to pray during school. In the year 2001, 66% of Americans voted that they favor the idea of prayer during school; however, 34% opposed the idea of praying during school. In the year 2014, 61% of Americans voted that they support the idea of praying during school; however, 37% oppose the idea of prayer during school. Pottsboro Independent School District should allow students to pray in school, for it allows students to become who they want to become, to possess the freedom of religion at school, and to practice their religion whenever they remain called to by doctrine. Some religions require the followers of that religion to pray a certain amount of times per day. For example, in the Qur’an, Muslims, followers of the Islamic religion, endure praying 5 times per day. Muslims do not do this because they want to; they do this because they remain called to by doctrine. Since some places will not allow Muslims to pray at certain locations, such as public schools, Muslims adapt to the American customs and instead of praying 5 different times per day they compromised and condensed their customs to pray 3 different times per day; however they still pray 5 times. Christians, followers of Christ,…

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