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Praying in the Classroom is a Question?

A Debate Against Atheism

Hmmm...I would not have gotten through grade school without praying to God. For some reason my key to success, is in question.

I hear that mentioning God inhibits peoples freedom not to believe in God. How can one decide to believe in God if one is never introduced to God?

Oh, you think that prayer in public schools mixes religion with the state since the schools are run by the state?

America was founded by people who risked much so they can have the freedom to worship God in their own way. These people were Christians. The first schoolbook was the Bible. People from other religious backgrounds immigrated to America and became a part of our country. The differences between the religions should be common knowledge known by every school child since the school children come from may religious backgrounds in America. Christianity remains the predominate religion in America. Prayer is a part of the life of most people in America. Why should atheism be the religion supported by the state?

You are an atheist and demand the right to raise your children in accordance to your beliefs?

All religions believe in a god with the exception of atheism. Although as a Christian I believe in the One true God, my argument would not be complete for the belief in God if I omit the beliefs of other religions. Muslims, Jews and Christians all believe in the God of Abraham because they stem from sons of Abraham. The Jews stem from Isaac's line. The Arabs come from Ishmael's line. The other religions believe in a god that according to the Bible are false gods. In the United States of America everyone is guaranteed the right of religious freedom.

The Christian belief in God stems from the Jewish belief in God since Jesus Christ was reared from the seed of David and is the Son of God. The Muslim's Koran is based on the Bible even though it denounces the basics of the Christian faith. The Bible, that the Koran is based on, clearly states that Jesus died on a cross, was resurrected from the dead and will return as described in both the Old and New Testament. The Christian New Testament fulfills the prophecy of the Jewish Torah and the historical books (the Old Testament) though the cornerstone of Christianity was rejected by most Jews just like the prophecy of the Psalm 118 said they would in the Old Testament. (For more information supporting the prophecies of Jesus click on In the End: A Beginning link found under Reasons to Believe heading.)

In the United States we have the right to peaceful public debate. We as a people are not required to agree with each other but we should be knowledgeable of what others believe in, if for no other reason than to defend our own beliefs. Historical facts about other peoples beliefs endanger your own beliefs when your beliefs are not well rooted. If schools are prohibited from teaching about God then the schools are supporting the religion of atheism.

Atheism is religion.

Religion is according to Merriam-Webster Collegate Dictionary:

  1. a: the state of a religious b (1): the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2): commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
  2. a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
  3. archaic: scrupulous conformity: conscientiousness
  4. a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith

Atheism is according to Merriam-Webster Collegate Dictionary:

  1. archaic : ungodliness, wickedness
  2. a: a disbelief in the existence of deity b: the doctrine that there is no deity

Belief is the conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon especially when based on examination of evidence. Disbelief is the mental rejection of something as untrue.

What? I don't understand. You calmly explain that it is not rational to believe in God.

It is not rational to deny the existence of something as plainly evident as God. Atheism therefore is also a religion.

Be real. I know God does not exist because if He did I would have experienced him myself.

Bummer. You can not experience God unless you believe in God.

So there you have it. Your logic is circular, and I will not partake in circular logic.

I'm afraid you will have to try it for yourself, before you can render a logical argument against Him.

Here are some other peoples views on prayer and atheism.

The Atheist an e-mail reprint showing God's relationship with an atheist.

Bible and things concerning the Bible A history, arguments for and against and current topics. Has a good section on debating with atheists.

Reasons to Believe

The Big Bang Theory Points to God Compelling arguments linking the Big Bang Theory to a testimony of God.

Yeshua Connection A Messianic Jewish insights on the Bible.

In the End: A Beginning Smatterings end-of-the-world argument for following Jesus. Choose the Fulfilling the Prophets link to find more info on the psalms and prophecy.

The Connection a short story by Karen Adragna Walsh. An experiment with prayer...

All Saints Day This Smatterings page will not convince an atheist. To follow this line of reasoning one must already believe in things like angels, demons and prophecy. I created the All Saints Day page because it is the sequel to Halloween; a holiday that celebrates God's victory over evil. However, if you find yourself fending off the New Age movement...

Advice on Praying

Pray for America

How Do I Pray Simple steps for beginners.

How to Pray Bible Study by Christian Bible Studies and Games.

You Should Pray Advice on prayer from Believers Church.

Judge wisely and objectively.

Researching Religious Information: Smatterings guide to getting the most out of on-line Bibles.

Bible Interpretations Smatterings tips on Bible interpretation and Bible version info.

Debate Against School Prayer Smatterings Christian argument opposing school prayer.

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