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Should Religious Education that Promotes a Certain Faith or Religion be Abolished in Schools?
Western Liberal Democracies are not in the practice of restricting non-violent, legal religious activity. To do so would be to erase separation of church and state, and violate free expression and free speech principles.
Asking whether a democracy should regulate religious activity is like asking whether a referee should join the game he or she is judging. It negates his position as the referee. In the same way, any democracy that violates its definitive principles ceases to be a democracy.
Religous education of the sort described is voluntary and supported financially by the institutions providing it. Thus, while it's institution causes no direct harm to those oposed to its existance, it should be allowed to exist.
State schools are already paid for by the state and the supreme court
has already decided
that religious schools are able to receive funding by the state. Thus the notion that state and church are separate is false.
School is a place for education, not passing on of beliefs held by parents. School is meant to take out the variables of passed on education. If parents want their child to learn about religion, they can send them to a religious institution.
of the 1st amendment says that the federal and state governments shall not pass laws promoting one religion over another or to promote all religion. Thus, a public school teaching religion from any sort of biased perspective is, in itself, a violation of the 1st amendment.