Per wrote:We've already been talking about freedom of speech and the right to bare arms, and an equally important right is freedom of religion. That means that the government should have no say in what religious beliefs you are allowed to have. Thus any school run by the government, ie all public schools, should abstain from pushing any religion. They should inform about them, but not make you perform religious rites. If a private school chooses to include prayer etc, fine, but public schools should not be pushing a specific religion.
I totally agree about pushing belief structures but prayer is not a religious rite, its a human act and since almost everyone believes in it, prayer most definitely should be in schools there just shouldn't be any directive as to who or what you pray too or about.
if time every day was set aside to acknowledge that there are greater mysteries in life than ones own problems the world would definitely be a better place.