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# Our government guarantees us the right to worship in any way

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04 Aug 2007, 21:09
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Our government guarantees us the right to worship in any way we want & yet this right is denied daily. School teachers are forbidden to lead all the students in collective prayer even if the great majority of students in the class are religious in one way or the other. The government is contradicting its promise of freedom & worship for all.

The author of the above argument is logically committed to the view that

a) Atheism cannot be considered a religion & so is not protected under any guaranteed of worship
b) Public worship does not amount to a repudiation of the doctrine of the separation of the church and state
c) If we allow religious freedom to wane, our basic freedoms will soon be in jeopardy
d) Compelling someone to be present during the prayer does not violate that persons right of freedom of worship
e) Public announcements of atheism are inconsistent with the principles upon which our government was founded.

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04 Aug 2007, 21:21
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04 Aug 2007, 21:26
Fistail wrote:
Our government guarantees us the right to worship in any way we want & yet this right is denied daily. School teachers are forbidden to lead all the students in collective prayer even if the great majority of students in the class are religious in one way or the other. The government is contradicting its promise of freedom & worship for all.

The author of the above argument is logically committed to the view that

a) Atheism cannot be considered a religion & so is not protected under any guaranteed of worship
b) Public worship does not amount to a repudiation of the doctrine of the separation of the church and state
c) If we allow religious freedom to wane, our basic freedoms will soon be in jeopardy
d) Compelling someone to be present during the prayer does not violate that persons right of freedom of worship
e) Public announcements of atheism are inconsistent with the principles upon which our government was founded.

I think the answer is B. The author is saying that public worship doesn't fall under this separation of church and state and threatens the freedom of religion

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04 Aug 2007, 21:36
Fistail wrote:
Our government guarantees us the right to worship in any way we want & yet this right is denied daily. School teachers are forbidden to lead all the students in collective prayer even if the great majority of students in the class are religious in one way or the other. The government is contradicting its promise of freedom & worship for all.

The author of the above argument is logically committed to the view that

a) Atheism cannot be considered a religion & so is not protected under any guaranteed of worship
b) Public worship does not amount to a repudiation of the doctrine of the separation of the church and state
c) If we allow religious freedom to wane, our basic freedoms will soon be in jeopardy
d) Compelling someone to be present during the prayer does not violate that persons right of freedom of worship
e) Public announcements of atheism are inconsistent with the principles upon which our government was founded.

C is the correct ans.
All other options are out of scope.
The author in his argument links right to worship to the basic freedom of a citizen.. And C does exactly that ...

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04 Aug 2007, 21:40
beckee529 wrote:
Fistail wrote:
Our government guarantees us the right to worship in any way we want & yet this right is denied daily. School teachers are forbidden to lead all the students in collective prayer even if the great majority of students in the class are religious in one way or the other. The government is contradicting its promise of freedom & worship for all.

The author of the above argument is logically committed to the view that

a) Atheism cannot be considered a religion & so is not protected under any guaranteed of worship
b) Public worship does not amount to a repudiation of the doctrine of the separation of the church and state
c) If we allow religious freedom to wane, our basic freedoms will soon be in jeopardy
d) Compelling someone to be present during the prayer does not violate that persons right of freedom of worship
e) Public announcements of atheism are inconsistent with the principles upon which our government was founded.

I think the answer is B. The author is saying that public worship doesn't fall under this separation of church and state and threatens the freedom of religion

I guess you are incorrect ...
Is the argument talking about doctrine of separation of church and state ? Where is the issue of freedom in the option that the author is concerned for.
I am just throwing queries that if answered, could be used to determine if B is correct..

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04 Aug 2007, 23:22
At first I though it was B
but then I read the explanation by Amit and believe it is C.

If we allow religious freedom to wane (decrease), our basic freedoms will soon be in jeopardytrouble

The passage stated that teacher are denied their rights. And The government is contradicting its promise of freedom & worship for all.

All points to C.
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05 Aug 2007, 03:12
Why not D.
there is no talk about church, doctrines, consequences of lack of things as in C.

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05 Aug 2007, 09:20
I vote for D..Whats OA

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05 Aug 2007, 11:38
Freddom to practise religion------Teachers not allowed to do so------
Govt contridicting its own position...

OPtion C looks close to this structure.

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05 Aug 2007, 18:37
OA:- D. thanks guys.

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05 Aug 2007, 19:15
Fistail wrote:
OA:- D. thanks guys.

Thank you. I can see why the answer is D.

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06 Aug 2007, 03:56
This is an assumption question. D states that assumption

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