Religion Should Be in the Public Schools

Source: Huffington Post

Before you get defensive let me say that I am not referring to prayer. I am advocating for religious literacy and the best way to achieve this is by teaching children in the home and in the schools beginning at an early age about the many faith and spiritual traditions.

What about “separation of church and state”? Those words do not appear in the Constitution of the United States. The first amendment of the U.S. Constitution does say that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” By teaching about all religions we avoid establishing one and do not stand in the way of anyone freely practicing their religion of choice. I would even argue that teaching about all religions helps us to determine our religion of choice.

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