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    Provisional Title “In God We Trust: Freedom Religion in Public Schools” This title was chosen to examine and understand the extent in which teachers and students can express their beliefs, and the extent to which schools allow religion to be tolerated. I chose the title “In God We Trust” because it is the official motto of the United States, yet it directly correlate’s with the controversy of separation of church and state. As an American citizen we have the right to freedom of religion, but the constitution is vague in what extent freedom of religion is acceptable. Justification It’s been over 50 years since the Supreme Court ruled in outlawing school sponsored prayer. When it comes to religion, public schools have to abide to two legal…

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    Separation of Church and State Separation of church and state is a saying most people associate with the law. The United states has a religious society, yet a secular government, and many laws and moral values are based off of the Ten Commandments written in the Bible, so is there really a separation? Many think that there is none, and that religion is a practice that was written into the constitution by the founding fathers. However, the United States in fact remains secular, and holds a…

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    There needs to be a distinct separation between church and state. Religion cannot be applied to each person’s life. The government needs to be a representative of all people; it does not matter what race, gender, religion, etc. that a person identifies as, the laws and government regulations should be unbiased and adhered to by all. By allowing religion to be the basis of government, there is a bias towards those who do not follow the specific religion incorporated in the government, or those…

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    Moreover, conflict can emerge if people have a different point of view on religion and the church can potentially influence people to see a different way of living and then the majority of people in which get some say in which laws are permissible can become divided. Moreover, the duty of toleration outlines ways in which the church and the state are separated and all the same equal in the sense that the church cannot be influential to others in terms of going against the laws of the state. In…

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    Separation Of Religion

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    nothing in the Constitution that says anything about a separation of church and state. Secondly, no one ever told us that we couldn 't read the Bible in school. Thirdly they are allowed to teach other religions like Islam not to mention the fact that they teach socialist religions. Especially things that we don 't think of as religions such as atheism agnosticism socialism tolerance political correctness environmentalism Darwinism. And all the other corrupt ideologies of the new world order to…

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    In October 1801, the Danbury Baptist Association wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson congratulating him on his Presidential election. Jefferson was an alledged atheist and believed that no special laws should be created with a bias toward or against another religion. He replied his intentions to stay away from religion, creating a “wall of separation” between the federal government and the state government, giving the state government full responsibility with religious affairs. Jefferson’s phrase…

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    if you don’t believe in Christianity? In the 1960’s, there was a law passed by New York, stating that public schools would open the day with the Pledge of Allegiance, then a non-denominational prayer in which students were to recognize their independence upon God. Then, in 1962, a parent sued on behalf of his child, arguing that the law violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, as made applicable to the states through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The case…

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    the “establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment means at a minimum that neither a state nor the Federal Government can organize a church. Neither can they permit rulings which give encouragement to one religion, support all beliefs, or favor one belief over an additional belief. Neither can it neither force nor influence a person to go to or to stay away from religious dwellings in contradiction of their free will or coerce them to acknowledge a belief or distrust in one religion.…

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    constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (Art. I, Amend. I) But what exactly does that mean? The constitution does not directly call for a separation of church and state, Thomas Jefferson originally coined the phrase when he called for a “wall of separation between the church and the state,” in a letter written to a group of baptists from Danbury, Connecticut. So how does the past use of religion in our…

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    "Separation of church and state" is a common metaphor that is well recognized. Equally well recognized is the metaphorical meaning of the church staying out of the state's business and the state staying out of the church's business. Because of the very common usage of the "separation of church and state phrase," most people incorrectly think the phrase is in the constitution. The phrase "wall of separation between the church and the state" was originally coined by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to…

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