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View Poll Results: Do you support the right of a Muslim student to pray in public school?
Yes 30 62.50%
No 18 37.50%
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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Would you support with equal fervor the right of a Muslim student who goes to public school with your children to pray on a prayer rug in the direction of Mecca (called the salah) during school hours?

Just curious.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:37 PM
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In our state, we have a moment of silence each morning in our schools. Students are told they can pray, meditate, think, or just be quiet. It's supposed to be one minute long. I think this is a good compromise between those on both sides. It's silent & private.

The problem with your scenario is that the pray on a prayer rug in the direction of Mecca would likely cause a distraction, and would probably take more time. Not acceptable.

If a child (of any religion) can pray without distracting others, I'm all for it.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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Would you support with equal fervor the right of a Muslim student who goes to public school with your children to pray on a prayer rug in the direction of Mecca (called the salah) during school hours?

Just curious.
No problem. (were you expecting a different answer?)


The "equal fervor" part is a little confusing. Equal to what?
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:07 AM
 
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Would you support with equal fervor the right of a Muslim student who goes to public school with your children to pray on a prayer rug in the direction of Mecca (called the salah) during school hours?

Just curious.
Sure, doesn't bother me.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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Prayer in school, as long as it is done on the student's time and doesn't interfere with actual class, is not a problem. School led prayer is an entirely different story.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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I don't understand the whole bogus moment of silence thing. If I remember correctly, in school we already had various moments of silence all throughout the day. When we were finished reading for example, we were told to sit quietly until the bell rang. Bam! A moment of silence right there without it having to be designated as prayer or meditation or what have you. If someone is so concerned about praying, don't you think that they could find a minute out of their day to do it on their own, instead of trying to force others to participate in their "moment of silence"? If the only moment of silence in a classroom occurs just in that one minute so designated, then there is much more wrong with the school that any prayer could fix.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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Would you support with equal fervor the right of a Muslim student who goes to public school with your children to pray on a prayer rug in the direction of Mecca (called the salah) during school hours?

Just curious.

If this were a muslim nation then yes
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:17 PM
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I don't understand the whole bogus moment of silence thing. If I remember correctly, in school we already had various moments of silence all throughout the day. When we were finished reading for example, we were told to sit quietly until the bell rang. Bam! A moment of silence right there without it having to be designated as prayer or meditation or what have you. If someone is so concerned about praying, don't you think that they could find a minute out of their day to do it on their own, instead of trying to force others to participate in their "moment of silence"? If the only moment of silence in a classroom occurs just in that one minute so designated, then there is much more wrong with the school that any prayer could fix.
Don't you mean trying to force others to participate in their "moment of silence" (which they might use to pray & that really ticks me off!)?
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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The problem, as I see it, is that Christians make the false assumption that others pray in the Christian manner: head uncovered and bowed, and can complete their prayer in a minute or two, and this is not the case.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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The problem, as I see it, is that Christians make the false assumption that others pray in the Christian manner: head uncovered and bowed, and can complete their prayer in a minute or two, and this is not the case.
Ya, what if my kid wants to bang a gong fling a prayer wheel around and chant out loud.

I think its better to take care if any religious things before or after public school.

Last edited by Aeroman; 09-08-2011 at 09:56 PM.. Reason: Oh, wait, I never had any kids. ……….
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