Most People Where I grew Up Support Prayer In Public Schools ~ Especially Their Own Brand

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Pity that most people aren't willing to offer others the privileges they want


Douglas Todd has just written an insightful piece on where the B.C. public stand on religious services/prayer in public schools. Seems that most are for it. Especially for their own faith. Here are the stats at the end of the article.

"Poll results:
Percentage of B.C. residents who believe Muslim ceremonies or prayers should be allowed in public schools
All B.C. residents        20
Muslims                       89
Catholics                      29
Sikhs                              8
Buddhists                       9
Not religious                34
Percentage of B.C. residents who believe Christian ceremonies or prayers should be allowed in public schools?
All B.C. residents       39
Muslims                       41
Catholics                      58
Sikhs                             41
Buddhists                     74
Not religious                42
Percentage British Columbians who believe First Nations ‘smudging’ ceremonies and prayers should be allowed in public schools?
All B.C. residents       29
Muslims                       33
Catholics                      35
Sikhs                             21
Buddhists                    82
Not religious               34
Percentage B.C. residents who believe mindfulness meditation should be allowed in public schools?
All B.C. residents       42
Muslims                       31
Catholics                      41
Sikhs                             41
Buddhists                    85
Not religious               45
Source: Mainstreet Research poll, April 2017"

These poll results are not surprising. They are however saddening. Religion which could be such a powerful tool for peace once again plants the seeds of war. Until people of faith are willing to share the privileges they want for themselves with people of other faiths there can be no Peace on Earth. But there will be wars both large and small.

The Old Man


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