Religious intolerance for other religions in school and conservatism

When I was in High School, I went to a more conservative high school in Colorado Springs. We were apparently a pretty intolerant school as far as religion. I found this out when I said “praise Allah,” one day while doing yoga. I was scolded by a teacher for doing so. What the actual fuck? Last time I checked, America had freedom of religion in the first amendment in our constitution. We also say ‘pledge allegiance and under god’ in our assemblies and when starting the school day. Fine, but I think we should be able to have all religions expressed in school. Whether this be a satanic one, the flying spaghetti monster, or whichever religion kids are believers in. This should be an all-religion thing in school or none.

For those who say that Christianity is a peaceful religion; are you fucking kidding me? Do you know how many wars have been started over religion, and Christianity has been the start of many wars (crusades, as well as ‘passing the word of god to heathens and savages’ in many parts of the world that we invaded). I’m honestly more of a fan of Buddhism as well as the peace and mellowness that it teaches. If we are truly going to be a country for everyone and survive what is to come, then we need to be tolerant of other’s beliefs. It is important for students and people in general to widen their learning.

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