Why can’t everyone attend assemblies?
This is in reference to prayers in public schools. Bermuda, we have to decide are we a Christian society or not. I would never dream of going to a Muslim country and dictate what they can and cannot do because I don’t believe as they do. I know I am entering into a Muslim country and I have to give respect to their beliefs — practising my beliefs in private.
I don’t see the problem being with prayers. I think the problem, really, is the bullying, which is a separate issue.
Why can’t everyone attend assemblies? If they choose not to participate in singing or prayers, they can stand quietly and learn a lesson about respecting others that are practising their culture in their own country.
Now if we decide prayers will not be allowed in the public-school system, then we should not be teaching evolution — at least not at a young and impressionable age. Or be all-inclusive and teach creation also, and let the students choose what they believe.
If Bermuda decides to no longer be a Christian society, then only Christians should get Christmas, Good Friday and Easter as holidays.— as they are Christians celebrations. Other religions can have holidays on their events that they celebrate and those who are atheist can take any day.
I shall keep praying for everyone — Christian, non-Christian and nonbelievers.