Should we teach about God in public schools?

Should we teach about God in public schools?

Should we teach about God in public schools?

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What is the most important question every human being needs to answer? It’s about God and it’s one reason the topic ought to be taught in public schools.

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22 thoughts on “Should we teach about God in public schools?

  1. YaboySmoove

    Then you have to pay to go to private schools 😂😂😂

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  2. White Wizard

    I think all schools should stick to teaching facts and not fairy tales

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  3. Fanmelly

    There is no such thing as a time or place that God should not be taught.

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  4. NaN

    No, schools should be there to teach about facts. Not about fairy godmothers.

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  5. Fred Derf

    What part of "separation of church and state" do you not understand?

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  6. Paul Mayfield

    If God doesn’t exist why do we have God on our money why do politicians use his name for votes. My favorite is whenever someone is in a really bad situation they start praying to God asking for help. Now why would instinct do that if there was no God?

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  7. The Kankler

    If only the Establishment Clause was a thing… Oh…wait…

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  8. Erich Kays

    You can teach about various religions, but do not teach that any one religion is true. You should NEVER teach that god exists or that creationism is real.

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  9. Unicorn

    Lying for Jesus. Turek is one of the most dishonest apologetics.

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  10. Let's try to use real science, okay?

    Frank is completely wrong about the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson was a deist, as were many of the founding fathers. The creator that Jefferson was referring to in the DoI was nature, not the christian god. The United States was absolutely not founded on christian principles and this fact was made explicit by several prominent founders. It was the strong deistic presence that kept any mention of a creator or god out of the constitution and got the wording that prohibits the government from respecting an establishment of religion into it. Any attempt to teach any one or even many religions in public schools would be a clear violation of the constitution. If Frank wants christians to be allowed to teach their dogma in public schools then I want to be allowed to go to his church every Sunday and extol the virtues of atheism and secular government and morality. What do you say, Frank? It is all in or all out on this issue, there is no middle ground here.

    Whenever theists claim that the United States was founded as a christian nation they have either been grossly mislead or they are outright liars. Since I am sure that Frank has had this made clear many times over, I can only conclude that latter is true in his case.

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  11. Imnogre Jones

    3:40 How is worship me or I will torture & burn you forever not forcing me to be a christian? How is that not different then extortion? Seriously folks come to the true faith REPENT & seek his noodly appendage he boiled for your sins

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  12. CNCmachiningisfun

    Which god should we be learning about at schoool?
    Your MANMADE god, or on of the thousands of other MANMADE gods?
    Dopey religiots!

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  13. Spiridion ?

    Public schools are for teaching demonstrable facts. They are not for indoctrinating children into religion. If you want your kids to learn about your religion have them learn it from yourself and/or your religions church, temple, whatever schools. Christians can't even agree amongst themselves what a Christian is as evidenced by the myriad of denominations of it that exist let alone the non christian faiths. People of faith would lose their minds and protest any school not teaching their faith and teaching someone elses. This inevitable fighting is why religion has zero place in public schools and the first amendment is supposed to keep religion out of government in the USA. You can't have freedom of religion if only one church is the states religion that you have to follow.

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  14. George Worley

    No it is not. The First Amendment also means freedom from religion. The public school system is by definition is a government organization therefore is subject to it. "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." It is not up to school system to teach one religion over the other. This is between the children and their parents. The school system has no business teaching the existence of god or gods.

    I bet if a polytheist, Islamic, or satanist came into the school and started teaching Frank Turek's children that their religion was the one true religion, he would lose it.

    Absolute morals does not exist. Purpose of life exists without religion. Both of these things are true outside of religion. Morals are what benefits society. Everyone seeks their own purpose. While I was working my purpose was to provide the best tech support I could. Now that I am retired my purpose is helping the homeless in my town. Neither one of these takes religion. His assertion is a non-sequitur. There is no single right way to live one's life. The most important academic question is not does god exist as it is a religious question. The assertion that it is makes it completely absurd.

    The words of the preamble to the Declaration of Independence are not from a Christian point of view. They were written from a deist point of view. Our forefathers were not as religious as some of our current religious leaders would have you to believe. The document is not what founded our current government.

    Let's debunk the so called first public school law. First the United States is America was not in existence in the late 1600s as this period the 13 colonies were still pretty much a part of the British Empire. Massachusetts passed the first compulsory school laws in 1852. Next came the movement to create equal schooling for all American children, no matter what their race. The federal government's first Department of Education (ED) was created in 1867. The U.S. Department of Education is a United States executive department established in 1980. The department was formed to promote educational excellence and ensure equal opportunity for public schooling.

    Rev George

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  15. Dan Reite

    Should we teach about God in public schools? only if its the god you want right? what if a someone wanted to go to your kids school and teach about the muslim god? I bet you would have a different answer. and if you are ok with you kids learning about all gods, that might just be you, not everyone else and this is the problem. We cant get everyone on the same page so the easy answer is. No teaching about any gods in public school. learn about YOUR god on YOUR own time

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  16. tubeincompetence

    How can Frank get everything so wrong all the time? It's impressive! 😀

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  17. DJH316007

    Keep your mythology out of education. There are many more important things to include, like a class in critical thinking.

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  18. nightmare machine

    Sure, as long as it's taught as the fictional work it really is and they teach about all religions. All

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  19. walkergarya

    No Turek, you should not push your ignorant faith on school children.

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  20. grahvis

    I would suggest you take notice that the Declaration of Independence mentions a Creator, it does NOT specify the Christian God.
    Nowhere does it say people are made in the image and likeness of God, so don't be dishonest by suggesting it does.

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  21. Bee Good

    Yes.

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply
  22. Erick R

    That's a good thing invite them in teach them about Islam and how correct and true it is and then how Allah is the one true God and let him make up his own mind about how Jesus wasn't God

    March 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm Reply

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