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 .