You Have the Right to Pray Outside
One of the most controversial topics debated nowadays is whether or not prayer
should be allowed in school. The concept of having prayer at school is a process which I
vehemently oppose. I will first define what type of prayer we are concerned about so that
we can establish what it is that people debate about. The type of prayer I will discuss is
one within a public institution. I will specifically target public schools in order to present
my concept. Once my case is acknowledged at a public school level, an individual can
apply it to any public institution should they choose to do so. It is anything that takes
away time in order to incorporate religion in any way during school time. Should the
school advocate, initiate, or sanction this type of activity, it is twice as wrong. If it is
done privately and alone by a student without disrupting others, then it is not the type of
prayer I oppose.
I oppose prayer in schools due to the fact that the United States
government strongly believes in a separation between church and state. The government
is not a Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, or Amish government. It is a completely
unbiased organization and its institutions should reflect this type of system.
This can already be challenged by observing that the majority of our school
holidays reflect Christian holidays. In public schools throughout the Unites States,
Christian holidays are observed by students receiving time off of school. There is a
spring break which occurs during Easter, various holidays during summer break, and the
infamous winter break which makes sure that everyone is at home during Christmas. I
have yet to get a day off for my day of Eid. There has...