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Should religions be practiced in schools? Give your opinion.
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This depends on what you mean by “practiced.” Students should surely be able to practice their religions in ways that are not disruptive. However, the tenets of liberal democracy hold that the public schools, at least, should not have official religious activities.
Students should absolutely be able to do things like praying at school. They should not be able to block the hallways or disrupt class to do so, but they should be able to practice their religion. In addition, if it is a privately-funded school, the school should be able to have official religious observances.
However, in government-funded schools, there should be no official religious observances. This is because it should be up to individual students as to what sorts of expressions of religious faith they want to make. The government should not be able to require anyone to participate in any kind of religious observations.
Posted by pohnpei397 on May 7, 2013 at 2:46 PM (Answer #1)
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