- Nov 18, 2011
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They also insist that students "can't pray" in schools, which totally misrepresents the law. Students may pray as long as school personnel are not involved and they are not interfering with normal academic activities, i.e. no loud praying in the middle of an algebra test.Like when they claim that God is not in schools..How do you stop an omnipresent being from not being somewhere when they want to?It can never be said that a country "abandons God," since a belief in a Supreme Being is held by individuals and the only thing that can be said is that lots of people in a given country, even a majority, believe in a Supreme Being. In the U.S. The plethora of religious groups and houses of worship shows that a goodly amount of Americans believe in a Supreme Being, although they act on this belief in different ways and have different supplemental beliefs.
I am old enough to have been in school before the school-prayer decision. The teachers led us in the Lord's Prayer every morning, using the Protestant version, which caused confusion in church on Sunday. I had Jewish kids in my classes, including a good friend, and it was only when I became an adult that I realized that this prayer does not exist in Judaism. These kids must have been terribly confused, and it must have made it difficult for their parents to raise them in their faith.
As long as there are tests there will be prayer in schools.