Should Prayer Be Taken Out Of Schools

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So many times after the pledge of allegiance, the moment of silence is taken into account, to pray for many things that happen in the world. Now, there is an argument and controversy in that; prayer or acts of religion should be taken out of school. School prayer should not be taken out of schools because it brings unity between people, a form of expression, and builds morality. In Matthew 19:14, Jesus says, “Leave the children alone, and don’t try to keep them from coming to Me, because the kingdom of heaven is made up of people like this” (Holman Christian Standard Bible). Being with other believers, in the faith, for unity to grow stronger and be accountable. Even if it may be different denominations, they are still a part of a family…show more content…
Congress which would permit voluntary prayer in public schools or limit federal court jurisdiction.” Everyone is entitled to their own right, yes, but when getting into a debate about what the rights actually are as well as, telling someone that what they believe has to be kept in secret or that it is also wrong to lead prayer for students, even though they may not want it due to how they are being raised and is almost a force prayer on them. No one can stop someone for praying outside in public or even out loud at a restaurant before a meal. It’s a right that people have as well as having it as an…show more content…
Through life, doors will be open and closed, but it is a choice one has to make. “We often forget that an important part of religious freedom is the acceptance” (Defend Your Rights). Morality is a big part of everyday life, in the same way, just as prayer in school is important to some people, it all goes hand in hand with morality coinciding with prayer. Morality are the principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. Morality put into the school can do nothing due to the wicked way of the world, yet if prayer is continued; then that prayer helps make decisions to help make the world a little better. “We see only the results which a man’s choices make out of his raw material. But God does not judge him on the raw material at all, but on what he has done with it” (Lewis 71). In Lewis’ book Mere Christianity, he talks about how morality turns into a psychoanalysis that ultimately reflects on how the flesh, or body, acts with the world. With prayer in school, morality becomes very important to
Mathias 4 how people live their lives in the way God wants them to. For Christians, prayer is a tool that is used for guidance, spiritually and personally through all the challenges that Satan brings. In the school system, prayer lays a foundation that is upheld with the values taught there. Understanding that school and spiritual life is on two different spectrums,
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