“Let’s put religion back in our schools!” “Impeach Obama because he isn’t Christian!” (Is that even true?)
Okay, here’s to the people of America sharing and liking and flooding Facebook, Pinterest, your cars bumper, etc. Let’s calm on down.
We cannot forget the Constitution in which this nation was built on.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Public schools are governmental institutions Requiring religion in them is against the constitution. The Bible can be taught only if every other religious doctrine is taught as well.
The beautiful thing here is our country’s dedication to providing free education for every student without forcing religion upon them. If you disagree with this completely, then you are lucky to live in a country where you have every right to enroll your child in a private, religious institution that teaches the way you wish. That’s because the government isn’t “prohibiting the free exercise” that you have to practice religion.
Honestly, I don’t see the real problem. What is the purpose of having a world full of people who are practicing the same religion because they are brought up in a society with no other options? Wouldn’t the church be much more valuable if it were filled with believers who found God and their beliefs on their own terms? Who benefits from having religion forced upon them?
If you are really worried about your children’s beliefs, talk to them. Take them to church and pray with them. The government isn’t telling the children not to be Christian. It’s just telling them that they don’t have to in order to receive an education and a fair leg in society.
What do you think? Am I wrong? I’d love to hear some opinions here.