[quote=Christy Beth]Our “esteemed” government also has a strange interpretation of that amendment. It says freedome of religion, yet the christian religion has been taken out of schools. It’s ok to teach about Islam, and to give the children of that faith a place to pray. Yet students aren’t allowed to have christian prayer due to “seperation of church and state.” Even stranger is the fact that that term in nowhere in the constitution.
Oh, yeah, satanism can also be taught in school, along with homosexuality as a viable lifestyle option. But nothing about christianity or what christians believe can be taught. Students aren’t even allowed to wear shirts with religious emblems on them. That is, if the emblems of a christian nature. Other than that, it’s a free for all.
It’s ridiculous actually. Freedom of religion, but only if that religion isn’t christianity. ESPECIALLY anything catholic.
about Islam. We can talk about origins, customs, history, etc. It is also okay (legal) to teach about Christianity. I’m unfamiliar with any place that allows Muslim students a place to pray, but I suppose it’s possible, since they have to pray 5 times a day. If that’s the case, every Catholic parent should establish the habit of praying the noontide Angelus with their children, then insist the school provide a place for them to pray that prayer as well. In my district, we have 30 seconds of silence to accom. everyone. We don’t have prayer as such and I’m glad. I wouldn’t want my children, if I had them, exposed to non-Christian prayer and there are some Protestant “prayers” that I think are a little iffy. I’m sure Protestants and and others wouldn’t wish to hear my child say the “Hail, Mary.” I also don’t want some generic prayer that’s supposed to be non-offensive. I pray to God the Father, to-through-in-the-Name-of God the Son, helped, hopefully, by the intercession of God the Holy Spirt. I wouldn’t want a “To-Whom-It-May-Concern” type of affair. Religious symbols on t-shirts are freedom of speech and have consistently been found to be so, unless they are inciteful (I suppose something like a picture of our Crucified Lord with the slogan “Jews did this!” or something else equally offensive). Sep. of Church and State isn’t found in the Constitution, but it is a part of OUR common law. Common law is a legal concept we inherited from England. Please tell me where you found Satanism taught.