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Stamp: Keep Religion Out of Public Schools by 8manderz8 Stamp: Keep Religion Out of Public Schools by 8manderz8
I'm not saying that you can't be religious and attend/work at a public school. Studying religions in a social/religious studies type of class is fine, in my opinion. Teachers should not (and as far as I'm aware, are not allowed to) use their positions of power to proselytize for their beliefs/churches/whatever to their students. So let's just keep it where it needs to stay, okay?

On the topic of creationism being taught in public schools: No. It doesn't belong. If you can't give valid scientific evidence that doesn't rely on the bible, then it has no place in public schools. Teach it all you want in private schools, but as I said above, keep religion OUT of PUBLIC schools, specifically in Science classes.

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the-penmans-mind Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ever since prayer was taken out of our schools  (1963) young girl pregnancies ( ages 10-14) went up 553% divorce rates went up 300% EACH YEAR for 15 years, violence has increased by 554% and in 1963 when prayer was removed, there was only 1000 christain private schools now it has increased To 32000 and then nations top scholars are three times more likely to come from a private religious school. While the public schools SAT scores declined for eighteen years straight. 
Not that I believe that christains should force this religion upon others, but I believe that (and I agreeing) America is declining, and this is one of the reasons why. I am a christain and an American, and I believe we should keep prayer in school. And that bashing any religion, is not going to solve this case…
^ statistics came from here 
cookieeatspenguins Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Even though i have a belief , my religion teachers keep cramming about how other religions are bad.
Dinofuzz Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We've learned about the Big Bang in Religious Education at school for some reason. LOL.
German education ftw!

But anyway... Religion shouldn't be taken too serious.
It is just mythology and should give some people hope.
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This statement is fact in today's world.
Queen-Soulia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I an actually OK with it being taught, if they could include all faiths instead of narrow it down to the "Big once" , I do not need to learned 4 different versions of Christianity , or read 4 different bibles which say the same stuff or add some things.
I am open for religious freedom and saying that faith should not be allowed somewhere sort of robs people of that freedom. Creationism is not something that should be taught. My teacher kept telling us that  religious tales of other faiths was just fairy-tales and not fact, but kept calling the Bible fact.

The Bible is as reliable as Wikipedia, some things are true.. but most of it is not true.

I do respect all faiths, this is just my view.
Shuriken123 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
ChaoticDarkAngel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   Writer

I agree. I believe in God but I don't think a public school is an appropiate place to teach it. Churches and such should be the only place to teach about Christianity or whatever. I mean not everyone on Earth is a Christian or a religious person in general and we need to accept that fact, even if some of us may not like it.



FlutterBOSS Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as kids aren't forced to be taught religion, things are fine. If there's a plaque that mentions religion or God, then whoever doesn't like it can suck an egg. It's not hurting anybody. 
Drunkenwhaler0313 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*whispers* you'll wake up the ghetto kids
crazyforchocobos Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I think it depends on how it;s taught. If it's taught as world history then as long as you keep a third party tone on it Seems okay to me.
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