The Separation Of Religion In Schools

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The first amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America states that all Americans have the right to religion. According to The Village Church, Thomas Jefferson created the phrase “Separation of Church and State.” In its original framework, this passage meant that the U.S. would not have an official “state Church” like England. The English government officially supported the Church of England, using taxes to support Anglicanism. The founding fathers, who promoted the Revolutionary War, did not want the same kind of church. Over the years, this phrase’s meaning was evolved into something it was not meant to be. Today, the phrase means that if something is related to the state, then conversation of religion is forbidden. Most political conversations now initiated, concerning the separation of church and state, claim that the separation they speak of is based upon the U.S. Constitution. Though this phrase is found nowhere in the Constitution and neither is their argument. The anti-freedom argument of separation of church and state contends that no reference, audible or visible, to any biblical or…show more content…
School officials say that the precious time used for prayers and religious studies in faith schools can be used to focus on other useful and real-life courses at school. Having religion in schools also contradicts many science teachings. According to students, the Bible says that God created earth, while their science teachers tell them about an explosion billions of years ago, and the dust created earth and all living objects on earth. The students end up confused. Religion is mostly based on superstition, which helps people who don’t understand science to make sense of reality. To help end this conflict, schools can organize after religious school activities after school, and students who are interested can join these groups to know more about their
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