I’ve seen you, I’ve heard you, and I’ve listened; now I’m going to respond.
First off no god has been removed from public schools. No god has been pounded out, expelled, taken away, or denied in public schools- not a single one.
Children can pray in school. Children can have a bible in school. Children can wear tee-shirts, necklaces, bracelets and just about anything they want that expresses, shows, or states their religious beliefs. As long as they don’t cause disruption to the learning process- create danger- or insult other beliefs or students; they are allowed to do all of these. They can have after school clubs and even do things such as “praying at the flag”.
Not only that but religion IS taught in school. In social studies, geography, sociology, psychology, and of course theology/religious studies(this all depends on what the curriculum in your state/district is and what classes they offer). Of course they don’t just touch on one religion they touch on a few. They also don’t go super in depth(depending on the class) but do teach the core values and rituals.
What schools CAN’T do is teach a specific religion/belief system as a singular truth. They CAN’T lead children in prayer. They also CAN’T express favoritism for a specific religion. – Is this really wrong?
I’m just confused on what you want when you say schools need to let “God” in, or teach religion, or have “faith” again. What exactly are you asking for?
Do you feel that schools need to teach students more in-depth about religions? If that’s the case I completely support that. As long as your ready to help your child with their homework on (Including, but not limited to) Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Satanism, Humanism, and Paganism then this is a GREAT idea. I love this actually. Introduce children to more belief systems, teach them about these systems. Tell them whats good and bad about them. Teach our kids what these religions believe and how they behave. I would support teaching about Atheism and Agnosticism and the types of beliefs that can go along with those as well in this case. Give our kids MORE information; this will help our kids make clearer choices on what they want to believe as adults. — However, you might want to rephrase your question. At the least stop capitalizing god in the question(the cap typically means you’re referring to a specific god, which is why every time i do that i put it in quotes. I’m not talking about one).
Or are you saying you just want them to be taught about your god as a singular truth? In that case I really want you to think about that for a second. I know YOU believe there is only one god(yours), but others are as confident in their differing beliefs as you are. Honestly how would you feel if your child was taught Paganism as a singular truth in school? Or Satanism? Or Islam? Or Christianity? Or even Atheism?(please disregard whichever belief you hold if one of the previous is yours) Well however you feel at that thought is what you’d be doing to parents and children of differing beliefs. — I mean really if this is what you want send your kid to a private school. Don’t impose on others. Freedom of belief and thought is extremely important, don’t take that away(especially if you’d be upset if someone told you you couldn’t believe in YOUR god).
Honestly teaching your religion in your home and church should be enough room to pass your beliefs and values down. I don’t see where the need comes in at school.
I’m just really confused by what you want when you say bring religion back to schools(or let “God” in). I just don’t understand what you’re asking.
People who don’t understand the beauty of freedom of religion hurt my soul.
Good-life to you all.