The Topic of Religion in Schools.

How did this issue come to be?

Debates about whether or not the government should get involved with religion have been around since the Revolutionary War, so its no new topic. It, however, recently was sparred back into controversy because of the Columbine High School Massacre. Two seniors attending Columbine high school tried to rival the Oklahoma City bombing. They killed 12 people and wounded 21 before ending their own lives.

What do I Think?

I think we shouldn't post the Ten Commandments, or any religious symbol for that matter, because it would misrepresent Christianity, it would offend other religions, and would cause they government to show religious favor.

Misrepresenting Christianity

Posting the Ten Commandments would misrepresent the basics of Christianity. Christianity is built on the belief that Christians are supposed to repent, commit, then believe so government endorsed religion wouldn't work because religion is a personal choice.

Offending Other Religions

Even though studies show that Christianity makeup 76.1% of the American population, that doesn't make the 23.9% invalid. And I know if the government suddenly made it legal to post the Eleven Satanic Rules in school, I would be offended.

Government Favor

The government approving or mandating the posting of the Ten Commandments would cause them to chose sides on a religious argument, therefore showing favor. Some argue that it would go against the First Amendment* and others just think the government is to remain neutral about religion. But there is no question that it would cause the government to show religious favor.
* Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.