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skinner February 2nd, 2014 10:30pm

Is school sponsored meditation in public schools a violation of the first amendment?

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usernamehere Raise a little hell
02/02/14 9:06 pm

School-sponsored anything is unconstitutional if it's religious. Students must be able to do it on their own time, on school grounds if they wish, but the moment a public school sponsors it, you got a problem.

bethanyq Ess Eff
02/02/14 8:54 pm

School sponsored meaning what, exactly? Time set aside, or teacher-led?

elianastar FreeSpeech
02/02/14 6:35 pm

If they want to interfere w/prayer they don't get to sponsor mediation. Each are forms of the same thing. Each "violates" sensibilities & principles of someone. Either freely permit/sponsor BOTH, or NEITHER... take a position and STICK with it!

skinner Wisconsin
02/02/14 4:24 pm

So this is what confuses me prayer and meditation are both very similar and each is generally considered religious in nature.

skinner Wisconsin
02/02/14 4:24 pm

Why is public schooling on nondenominational prayers unconstitutional but public schooling on nondenominational meditation fine?

eLucidate writing
02/02/14 6:07 pm

Meditation is not a religious practice. Prayer, is explicitly a religious practice. You only pray to a god. Meditation is good for both secular and religious individuals. I'm not sure why you insist meditation is religious- I meditate and am not.

RBecker17 The Sultan of Rum
02/02/14 3:59 pm

Meditation can but most definitely does not have to have a religious connotation.

political Georgia
02/02/14 3:50 pm

Skinner, I just zoomed in on your profile picture. I like it!

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
02/02/14 3:46 pm

Only if it is promoting a certain religion over another

146787456777 .......
02/02/14 3:42 pm

only if they're teaching a specific type of meditation as it relates to a specific religion. the act of meditation by itself isn't religious.

NDAmerican WV Escapee
02/02/14 3:35 pm

Yes, but individual teachers can with a group of students who a want.