Journal17 - State sponsored prayers There is no such source...

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1 State sponsored prayers “There is no such source and cause of strife, quarrel, fights, malignant opposition, persecution, and war, and all evil in the state, as religion. Let it once enter our civil affairs, our government would soon be destroyed. Let it once enter our common schools, they would be destroyed.” Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Weiss v. District Board, 1890-MAR- 18. This quote leads us to a controversial issue if we should do prayers in the schools or not? Is it wise to ban religion in school? Some people today are quick to blame society’s ills on the government’s supposed campaign to “take God out of the classroom.” They date the beginning of society’s demise from the 1962 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Engel v. Vitale, in which the Court ruled that “state officials may not compose an official state prayer and require that it be recited in the public schools of the State at the beginning of each school day – even if the prayer is denominationally neutral and pupils who wish to do so may remain
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course ENGLISH ENG 101 taught by Professor Choi during the Spring '10 term at Abu Dhabi University.

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