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If ever a question should be raised regarding Christian principles being taught in public schools the definite answer should be No If Christian principles were taught via the Bible it would exclude other religions force Christianity upon students and it would also violate your rights By teaching Christian principles it would exclude religions unlike Christianity--Hinduism Buddhism Judaism and many others If a student were already of the Christian faith they would have an easier time adjusting to the world of ideas it would bring Non-Christians may struggle with this new way of thinking and may never get accustomed to it Students already of the Christian faith would also learn faster because they have been taught those principles in Church already These advantages may cause jealousy or hatred toward the Christian students that will not improve the learning environment Consequently if Christian principles were taught it would be forcing students to believe in its faith and practices A student may be of a religion completely opposite to Christianity but will have Christian values forcefully taught to them It would go against everything they already believe in and students may even lose faith in their current religion The definition of religion according to Webster is a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes beliefs and practices Personal meaning your own which only you choose By forcing Christianity defeats the purpose of choosing something you believe in A student wouldnt take the philosophy taught to them seriously if they didnt want to believe in it Furthermore it is written in the Bill of Rights that there must be a separation between church and state If you wanted to learn Christianity you could go to Church on your own time or enroll in a Christian private school where it is acceptable to be taught religion Enrolling in a private school is like making a decision to let beliefs be taught upon you Public education is not necessarily
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