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Prayer In School

             One of the most controversial topics debated nowadays is whether or not prayer.
             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 not been a day when I have been .
             sitting at home because it is Yam Kippur. If I really am unbiased as I state, I even have to .
             remind individuals that I have not gotten a school vacation which coincides with a devil-.
             worshipping holiday. These public school holidays are a case which in my opinion can .

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