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Old 10-18-2006, 01:20 PM   #5
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Can't speak for the Midwest, or most of it, as I'm in the Chicago area and it's a hell of a lot different around here than even most of IL, let alone the rest of the Midwest.

There have been a few issues raised about this though, in the area, and the schools that wanted some sort of prayer or bible thing were told that no teacher could be involved and it had to be before or after school hours. I think at a couple schools the kids ended up meeting by the flag pole before school for a prayer.

Now, I am all for religion. As I've mentioned before, I'm Catholic, and am usually in church every week, not just on Easter or Christmas. That being said... Religion has no room in a PUBLIC school.

I think a kid can go a few hours during the day without having to crack open a bible. And if they really feel the need to have some religious contact during the day, they can say a silent prayer to themselves.

Most churches I know, usually have youth groups that meet at least a couple times during the week, other than Sunday. Then you could have prayer time at home before going to school. The family could have a bible study at home following dinner. There is absolutely no reason to have religious study in a public school unless it's a theology course, which is completely different than bible study or prayer sessions.

And if a parent or child feel that they're still not getting enough religion into the child's life, between home and church, then send them to a parochial school. Most of them now actually have financial aid and payment plans.

Religion is fine, just keep it out of public schools. And government buildings. Course that's a whole other debate. Before senate sessions, on money, being sworn in during a trial... We should not have a government endorsed religion, which is pretty much what we have. But like I said... That's a whole other can of worms.
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